Welcome Message from President of IUSS

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a great honor for the Korean Society of Soil Science and Fertilizer (KSSSF) to host the 20th World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) in Korea. On behalf of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 20th WCSS, which will be held at the Jeju International Convention Center, Korea, from June 8-13, 2014.

The field of soil science is mushrooming by leaps and bounds due to the growing interest in food security and safety as well as environmental quality. In addition, many emerging state-of-the-art technologies being developed by other fields will be available for us to adapt to soil science. Thus, we are in the presence of an explosion of information and knowledge in the many fields of soil science. The 20th WCSS will be an excellent opportunity to get on top of the changes in soil science and to envision new perspectives for basic and applied soil research.

Beautiful Jeju Island is ready to welcome 20WCSS attendees. Jeju Island is not only Korea’s most prestigious resort destination, but has been a venue for several political joint summit talks and other major international meetings. The warm hospitality of Koreans and the unique cultural folk heritage of Jeju, coupled with the natural beauty of this volcanic island, will make the 20th WCSS a wonderful experience.

IUSS is proud to announce it will be turning 90 years old in 2014. The 20th WCSS will be held in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of IUSS and plans to be full of special events, festivals, and culture, coupled with Soil Sciences!

We look forward to seeing you in Jeju!  

Prof. Yang, Jae E.
International Union of Soil Sciences