International Union of Soil Sciences - Inter Congress Meeting 2016

Council Meeting Participants in Brazil, November 2016
1st December 2016

President Elect Professor Wilfred Otten, World Congress Working Group Chair Dr Bruce Lascelles and Executive Officer Ian Brown attended the 2016 Inter Congress Meeting in Rio de Janeiro from 21st to 24th November 2016.

There was two days of Council Meetings and a one day Scientific Conference plus a visit to the venue for the 2018 World Congress of Soil Science which takes place in August 2018.

ICSU and ISSC to merge into a new international science council

1st December 2016

“The world faces great challenges and society increasingly looks towards science to address them. This places demands on all fields of science in all parts of the world. It compels a global response, involving strengthened collaboration within the international scientific community and between it and the world of policy and business, civil society, and the public at large”, the Presidents of the ICSU and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) stated in a joint letter.