The Secretariat is responsible for the administration of the Society including the submission of annual accounts, the collection of membership fees, meeting and travel arrangements and publications.

In addition, it acts as an information centre for members and non-members, provides information to members on a regular basis and maintains a library of IPS and related publications. Do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions or comments concerning our activities!

Secretary General
Dr Gilbert Ludwig
gilbert.ludwig (at)
+358 40 145 2267

Communications Manager
Ms Susann Warnecke
Diplom-Kauffrau (FH), Bankkauffrau
susann.warnecke (at)
+358 40 418 4075


Mailing address (please avoid registered letters):

International Peatland Society (IPS)
Nisulankatu 78 B
40720 Jyväskylä, Finland
phone: +358 40 418 4075
email: ips at

Business ID: 1074181-4

For visitors: Startup Leipomo, 2nd floor, room 235
2 hours parking at Pitkäkatu

Electronic invoice address:

OVT-code: 003710741814
Internet invoice operator: OpusCapita Group Oy (Itella)
Transfer code: E204503 (new!)
Email: (at)

Paper invoice address:

Kansainvälinen Suoyhdistys / International Peatland Society
PL 39651


Mýri Café

Enjoy a hot mug of coffee or tea and explore the IPS library, or exchange recent knowledge on peat and peatlands with the friendly IPS staff - open on Fridays at 14:00 - 15:00 hrs, n agreement.