1st announcement and call for papers: International Jubilee Symposium in Rotterdam 2018



1st announcement and call for papers


International Jubilee Symposium
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
11-13 September 2018


In 2018, the International Peatland Society (IPS) celebrates its 50th anniversary from 11th to 13th September. The Dutch National Committee of the IPS (Nederlands Veengenootschap) is organizing a symposium on the wise use of peatlands, as well as peat, past and future, along with specific topics that will attract experts from all around the world. A grand gala evening will also be part of the programme. The symposium will be held in Rotterdam. The setting for this high-profile international jubilee symposium will be announced in January.

‘Wise use of peatlands and peat in the past and in the future’

The organizers aim at getting together scientists, policy makers, regulators, representatives of NGO’s and industry managers (peat harvesting, growing media and energy) to share most recent scientific research and technical developments in the field of peatland use by agriculture, forestry and peat industry. 

The following subjects will get extra attention:

•    Subsidence of drained peatlands
•    CO2 emissions
•    Submerged drains
•    Paludiculture
•    Landscape history
•    Use of peat in horticulture
•    Planning of worldwide demand for food production
•    Future availability of peat.

1st call for papers

The organizing committee kindly asks relevant speakers to indicate their interest in presenting an oral presentation on Thursday, 13th September 2018, by submitting a preliminary title and two to five sentences describing the topic by email to Mr. Jan van den Akker at JanJH.vandenAkker@wur.nl.

For general information, please email secretaris@veengenootschap.nl.

Kind regards,

Anne Jelle Schilstra


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