February 22, 2018
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10th EIP-AGRI meeting of the Subgroup on Innovation for agricultural productivity and sustainability
DG AGRI, Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

On the 22nd of February 2018 in Brussels, Belgium our colleague Francesca Bampa (WUR)will attend the 10th EIP-AGRI meeting of the permanent Subgroup on Innovation for agricultural productivity and sustainability.

During the meeting Francesca will give a presentation on our LANDMARK H2020 Thematic Network on-going experience at connecting Operational Groups.

More info https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/en/event/10th-meeting-permanent-subgroup-innovation

February 27, 2018
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How to value ecosystem services through the CAP – SOILMAN stakeholder workshop 2018
Representation of Lower Saxony to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 61, B-1000 Brussels

Meeting agenda

On the 27th of February 2018 our project coordinator Pillar 2 leader Rachel Creamer (WUR) and our Pillar 3 leader Arwyn Jones (JRC) will participate at the interactive workshop for EU stakeholders  “How to value ecosystem services provided from soil biota in arable land through the CAP?” organized by SOILMAN project.

The meeting will be at the Representation of Lower Saxony to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 61, B-1000 Brussels

More info https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/en/event/how-value-ecosystem-services-provided-soil-biota

February 27, 2018
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THE FEASIBILITY OF MEASURING SOIL ORGANIC CARBON AT FARM-SCALE LEVEL IN THE EU
Brussels, Belgium

Meeting agenda

On the 27th of February 2018 our project coordinator Pillar 2 leader Rachel Creamer (WUR) and our Pillar 3 leader Arwyn Jones (JRC) will participate at meeting on ” MEETING ON THE FEASIBILITY OF MEASURING SOIL ORGANIC CARBON AT FARMSCALE LEVEL IN THE EU” organized by European Commission DG ENV in Brussels, Belgium.

April 13, 2018
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EGU 2018
Vienna, Austria

Meeting agenda

The Landmark team will be actively participating at the EGU general assembly next 8-13th April 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Here below 5 good reasons to come:

  1. LANDMARK Biodiversity session Soil biota driven functions and ecosystem services in agricultural systems of Europehttp://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/27021/   Convener: Rachel Creamer – Co-Conveners: Martin Potthoff , Johann Zaller. Deadlines for abstract by 10th January 2018 13:00 CET.
  2. LANDMARK short course Meet the experts in land and soil functions: from primary productivity to biodiversity: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/28955” Convener: Taru Sandén  – Co-Conveners: Francesca Bampa, Rannveig Anna Guicharnaud, Kelly Ramirez
  3. Dealing with BIG DATA or Land and soil successful examples of knowledge transfer? Be efficient and send another abstract to:
    1. Session Citizen Science in the Era of Big Data: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/29001 Convener: Taru Sandén – Co-Conveners: Daniel Dörler, Florian Heigl , Steffen Fritz
    2. Session Moving Beyod the Year of Soil – building on successful local examples for taking global action: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/27006 Convener: Kelly Ramirez – Co-Conveners: Arwyn Jones, Taru Sandén, Francesca Bampa
  4. Other interesting short courses:
    1. How to get involved in global efforts to sustain soil and land: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/28964 – Convener: Steffen A. Schweizer , Co-Conveners: Chloe Hill , Taru Sandén , Christian Schneider
    2. Scientific publishing, science integrity and work ethics: short-course on the scientific method and our modern work environment: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/28982 Convener: Sebastian Doetterl  Co-Conveners: Carsten W. Mueller , Taru Sandén , Jörg Schnecker , Cordula Vogel , Steffen Schweizer , Annegret Larsen.
  5. Meet the LANDMARK team!

More info www.egu2018.eu

May 22, 2018
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Roundtable 7 – Austria
Ages, Vienna, Austria

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Roundtable 7 will be hosted by  Heide Spiegel & Taru Sandén  (AGES ) and will take place in VIENNA, AUSTRIA on 22-24th May 2018.

The field trip will take place at Alfred Grand‘s farm in Absdorf, our Steering Committee member.

June 4, 2018
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Laboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry WUR 2018
Department of Soil Biology and Biological Soil Quality, Wageningen University and Research, 6708 PB, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Meeting agenda

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITYLaboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry

4th-8th June 2018 Wageningen University and Research

This will include training in soil quality parameters such as labile C, microresp – respiration, extracellular enzyme activity, nematode and enchytraied extraction and basics of identification. Earthworm sampling and identification.

For further details and to register please contact Rachel Creamer (rachel.creamer@wur.nl).

Deadline for registration: 30th March 2018.
Fee: *Reduced fee of 500 euros and full price registration is 1000 euros.

*The reduced fee applies to BSc and MSc students, PhD candidates, staff of public (national) institutes and organizations based in ODA-listed countries

Flyer available here Laboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry_WUR_SOQ_2018_flyer

June 21, 2018
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III Ecology of Soil Microorganisms conference 2018
Helsinki, Finland

Meeting agenda

On the 17–21st of June 2018 there will be the III Ecology of Soil Microorganisms conference 2018 – Digging deeper in Hall of Culture, Helsinki, Finland.

Our project coordinator and Pillar 2 leader Rachel Creamer (WUR) and our partner Taru Sanden (AGES) will be giving oral presentations. See https://www.lyyti.fi/p/ESM2018_9358/en/program

Topics of discussion will be: carbon and nutrient cycling, decomposition, interactions of organisms, priming, climate/environmental change, microbial diversity and functions in all ecosystems, and particularly in the arctic and peatlands.

Especially:
1. Ecology of microbial taxa
2. Interactions of microorganisms with other organisms
3. Involvement of microorganisms in ecosystem functions
4. Microbes in the changing environment
5. Applied microbial ecology
6. Environmental microbiome and human health
7. Modeling of microbial ecosystem services
8. New methodological approaches
9. Tea bag index
10. Sustainable soil use and quality indicators

More info here  www.luke.fi/esm2018

 

August 17, 2018
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21st World Congress of Soil Science – Rio2018
Windsor Convention & Expo Center R. Martinho de Mesquita, 129 Bloco 2 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK project will participate with a session to the 21st World Congress of Soil Science – Soil Science beyond food and fuel will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next 12-17th of August 2018.

LANDMARK will organize an Inter-Divisional session part of Division1 on Functional Land Management – managing soils from ped to planet

More info www.21wcss.org 

October 12, 2018
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Roundtable 8 – Denmark
UCPH, Copenhagen, Denmark

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Roundtable 8 will be hosted by  Christian Bugge Henriksen & Ghaley Bhim Bahadur (UCPH ) and will take place in COPENHAGEN, DENMARK on 10-12th October 2018.

May 1, 2019
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Roundtable 9 – Germany
CALS, Oldenburg, Germany

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Roundtable 8 will be hosted by  Talke Heidkroß  & Kirsten Madena  (CALS) and will take place in Oldenburg, GERMANY in spring 2019.