Connecting people and soil

Switzerland’s continuous efforts to improve soil protection and sustainable soil use have always involved close collaboration between scientists, land users and decision makers.

Our objective is to bring together leading research scientists working on soil related topics and stakeholders dealing with issues of public concern such as soil degradation and consequences of climatic changes. The important bridging role of soil practitioners to translate scientific knowledge into practice will be emphasised.

Eurosoil: a soil voice for europe

Celebrating Eurosoil’s 20th anniversary, the organising committee of the Soil Science Society of Switzerland wishes to bring Eurosoil further and believes that it has to play an important role in giving a voice to soil causes at the European level.

Geneva: welcoming dialogue and stimulating exchanges

To create a strong European voice, we are convinced that all the European countries should have the opportunity to participate to Eurosoil. Geneva’s candidature will create welcoming conditions for young scientists from all countries to participate to Eurosoil.

- Affordable participating fees for all
- Guaranteed low-cost accommodations for students and low-income country participants
- The advantages of a small city combined with the facilities and services of a major international capital

And that’s only the beginning…

Committee members

Dr. PASCAL BOIVIN
Dr. PASCAL BOIVIN
Professor of Soil Science – University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO- Genève)
Dr. Elena Havlicek
Dr. Elena Havlicek
Scientific Officer Federal Office for the Environement FOEN – Soil and Biotechnology Division
Dr. Thomas Keller
Dr. Thomas Keller
Agroscope – Department of Natural Resources and Agriculture
Dr. Jörg Luster
Dr. Jörg Luster
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL Forest Soils and Biogeochemistry – Soil Functions and Soil Protection
Dr. Reto Meuli
Dr. Reto Meuli
Agroscope – Head of Research Group – Swiss Soil Monitoring Network
Dr. Rainer Schulin
Dr. Rainer Schulin
Professor for Soil Protection ETH Zürich – Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems
Dr. Johan Six
Dr. Johan Six
Professor ETH Zurich – Department of Environmental Systems Science
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