"WRB Summer 2020", Torun, Poland, 20th - 25th September 2020
Globalization itself and solving the global environmental issues, as well as the unification of research and teaching on the global level require harmonization of technical languages, such as the terminology and classifications used in soil science. Important parts of professional language are rules of soil characterization and classification. As so many "languages" – national systems are used in the world, a common Lingua Franca is needed to understand each other. World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) is probably the best proposal to facilitate international exchange of information in soil science.
A second edition of "WRB summer" is organized in 2020 after the successful first meeting in July 2019. The workshop is organized under the auspices of the IUSS Working Group WRB by experts organizing soil classification trainings since nearly 10 years. The aim of the event is to help the beginners using WRB or to enhance skills in soil classification during one day indoor and 3 days intensive field activities. Field days will be organized in various environmental conditions to show the widest variety of soils possible.
The venue is in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city of Torun. One of the fieldwork days will be in a vineyard (wine tasting included).
Students, PhD students and young researches are particularly invited (but senior researchers are also welcomed). A website providing more information is available at:
Iceland, June 9 to 18, 2021
The official excursion of the year 2021 of the WRB Working Group will lead us to Iceland.
Details will be announced until October 2020.
Mexico, October 14 - 22, 2021
Field Workshop and Conference of the IUSS Commission Soil Classification