Upcoming Activities and Events
2014 AAAS Symposium - “Santa’s Revenge: The Impacts of Arctic Warming on the Mid-Latitudes” - February 15, 2014
The symposium will examine high-latitude changes causally linked to mid-latitude weather, and the effect of these complex phenomena on freshwater resources, food availability, and national security. This event is spearheaded by the U.S. National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, and co-sponsored by the U.S. National Committees for INQUA, Soil Sciences, and Geological Sciences. More details can be found on the event page.
20th World Congress of Soil Science, Jeju Island, Korea
The 20th World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) will be held in Korea at the Jeju International Convention Center from June 8-13, 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.20wcss.org/.
Past Activities and Events
"Soil-mediated Drivers of Coupled Biogeochemical and Hydrological Processes Across Scales": 21-24 October, 2013
The USNC Soils co-organized an AGU Chapman Conference on “Soil-mediated Drivers of Coupled Biogeochemical and Hydrological Processes Across Scales.” This Chapman Conference brought together scientists from soil systems sciences, hydrology, and biogeochemistry to discuss recent findings dealing with the role and importance of coupled hydrological and biogeochemical processes occurring in the soil system and its interfaces with adjacent compartments. This four-day conference consisted of oral sessions, a poster session, four open workshop spaces, and a wrap up session. To learn more about this conference, including a list of speakers and contributors, proposed topics, and other information, please visit the conference website.
2013 AAAS Symposium - "U.S. Climate and Weather Extremes: Past, Present, and Future"
Sponsored by the four USNCs for the Earth Sciences and spearheaded by the U.S. National Committee for the International Union for Quaternary Research. This session provided both current and paleoclimatic perspectives on the nature of recent extreme climate and weather events and their societal and ecological impacts, with a focus on the United States. The symposium was held on February 15, 2013 at the AAAS meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information about this meeting, including a list of speakers, please visit here.