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SOCEC 2018

Soil Classification and Education Conference (SOCEC) 2018

Fri, 18 May 2018 – Sun, 20 May 2018

Globalization and global environmental issues, as well as unification of scientific research and teaching on the EU and global levels require harmonization of technical languages, such as the terminology used in soil science. Important part of our technical language is soil description and classification. Despite the long-term development of the unified system - World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB), it is still not used by the teaching staff in Europe on a satisfactory level. National/local focus in soil sciences teaching still dominates that complicates exchange of information, students and professionals. The aim of this conference is to present solutions for international education in soil science, elaborated within the Erasmus+ FACES project, to present the new attempts to soil description and classification. Participants' experiences and thoughts related to soil science teaching would be a frame for discussions, both indoor and outdoor ones.

Important dates

1 October 2017: registration opening

25 February 2018: full papers submission deadline

15 March 2018: early-bird fee payment deadline

18-20 May 2018: Conference


Department of Soil Science and Landscape Management, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Conference Website:
Hotel Przystanek

Chłopickiego St 4, 87-100
Toruń, Toruń

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