Events - Presentations > Conferences > Eurosoil 2008
From the 25th to the 29th of August 2008 the EUROSOIL congress was held in Vienna, Austria. Over 1500 soil scientists from 77 countries, including representatives of the 43 European national soil science societies have been meeting and exchanging the most recent results in all domains of soil science. This Congress comprised 31 symposia, 13 workshops, 2 pre- and 1 post-congress excursion as well as different social events (Programme). A special challenge for this Congress was to keep momentum in the European development of soil protection, including the establishment of legal instruments in the form of a European framework directive for soil protection, similar to existing ones, such as for example the water framework directive. A motion to support the EU Framework Directive on Soils was approved by the general assembly of the European soil science societies and addressed to the current Presidency of the EU.
The JRC/IES, as one of the main organizers of this major event, presented in more then 20 oral presentations the full range of its scientific achievements in this field of science. The JRC action SOIL, leading the soil research activities within the JRC, organized a specific one day session on soil quality and the development of a new system of soil indicators. This conference certainly marked a turning point in the European soil science community, establishing a well consolidated scientific basis for soil protection in Europe. The next conference EUROSOIL 2012 will be hosted by the Italian Soil Science Society in Bari, Italy.
Presentations of the Soil Quality Workshop (27/8/2008)
Find below :
- Agenda of the Workshop 4 "SOIL QUALITY "
- Minutes of the Workshop 4 "SOIL QUALITY "
- Panel Discussion of the symposium 16 "Needs for further indicator development towards optimal soil information"
Presentations in other Symposia
|Greeting address by Niek de Wit, on behalf of Commissioner Stavros Dimas||25/8/2008||The Thematic Strategy on Soil Protection: An Update||Niek de Wit|
|S16: Soil Indicators||26/8/2008||The Soil Thematic Strategy: The Role of Soil Information||Niek de Wit|
|HS17: International and EU Soil Politics||27/8/2008||International and EU Soil Protection Strategies: Status and future Perspectives||Luca Montanarella|
|HS17: International and EU Soil Politics||27/8/2008||Implementation the UNCCD Strategy: Reflections on how better to intergate science's contribution on soil and land issues||De Kalbermatten (UNCCD)|
|W10: workshop on the research agenda||27/8/2008||The Soil Thematic Strategy: Research aspects||Niek de Wit|
|S17: Factors Influencing Land Use||28/8/2008||Land Use and Soil Protection in Europe||Luca Montanarella|
|S15: Application of GIS on solving of soil related problems||29/8/2008||Towards the European Soil Data Centre||Marc Van Liedekerke|
|S22: Awakening conciousness and raising awareness about soil||29/8/2008||European Soil Portal: Raising Awareness about soil||Panos Panagos|
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