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Convocamos a interesados en el recurso suelo a convertirse en socios de la Sociedad Uruguaya de Ciencia del Suelo (SUCS).
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¡ESCARBA! Los Secretos del Suelo

Call for experts to serve on the ITPS
Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils

The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) invites its Partners to nominate experts from their regions as candidates for appointment to the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS).

The main function of the ITPS is to provide scientific and technical advice and guidance to the GSP on global soil issues in the first instance and in relation to specific requests submitted by global or regional institutions.

The ITPS is composed of twenty-seven recognized soil experts. Its membership should ensure proper regional balance, optimal coverage of the range of scientific and practical areas of expertise required by the wide GSP mandate, as well as gender balance.

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1st February 2018

Soil: The Hidden Treasure of Nature

Fellow Soil Scientists,

Numerous attributes of soil vital to essential ecosystem services are hidden beneath the surface, and are neither obvious to a casual observer nor easily comprehended. It is a classic example of “out of sight, out of mind”. Several environmental problems of the 21st century have arisen because humans neglect, misuse, take those precious resources for granted, and treat them as the global commons. Examples of ignored resources include soil organic carbon (SOC), the soil water storage (SWS) capacity, and soil microorganisms. Estimated to 1-m depth, the global SOC stock of 1505 Pg (billion metric ton) is 2.4 times that of the vegetation (630 Pg) and 1.9 times that of the atmosphere (800 Pg).

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Compartimos el cuarto aviso para la realización del XXI Congreso Mundial de la Ciencia del Suelo: WCSS y el Boletín de información

Estimados; esperando que hayan disfrutado mucho sus fiestas navideñas y deseándoles un excelente año 2018, envío a ustedes el cuarto aviso para la realización del XXI Congreso Mundial de la Ciencia del Suelo: WCSS. Les recordamos una vez más que está activa la Web en la dirección, e igualmente puede accederse a ella desde nuestra Web:

El periodo de registro de trabajos al congreso mundial vence el 20 de Enero de 2018, por lo que amablemente solicitamos a todos ustedes reforzar la difusión de esta información a todos los miembros de sus Sociedades Nacionales, recordándoles que la cuota de inscripción para Latinoamérica es de 250 USD (Middle income, sólo hasta el 31 de marzo de 2018), los invito pues a hacer del Congreso Mundial de Suelos en Río una verdadera fiesta de nuestra región.

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Global Soil Partnership Newsletter

Season's Greetings!

This year has been a huge success, with achievements across the world. First of all, we saw the launch of the Global Soil Organic Carbon map (GSOCmap). This is a country-driven endeavor, which strongly contributes to defining the area of degraded land under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 15.3.1, as well as adding values to other goals.

Soil continued to be at the top of global political agenda, especially when the links between soils and climate change strengthened with the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17), held from 21st to 23rd March 2017 at FAO HQ. Over 500 participants from 115 countries reflected on the potential beneficial effects of soils in storing and sequestering more carbon from the atmosphere. Furthermore, the capacity-building training program reached 110 countries trained on digital soil mapping techniques across different regions.

The year-long agenda culminated in celebrations of World Soil Day 2017 (WSD) under the motto “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground”, when an announcement of the upcoming Global Symposium on Soil Pollution (GSOP18) highlighted the willingness of UN organizations and conventions to fight for the common objective of protecting human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals and wastes. Within four years from its establishment, World Soil Day has become an important event on national and international agendas, as each year new actors join to support our common goal of achieving healthier soils.

Best wishes and thanks to all of our partners, donors and stakeholders. We look forward to an exciting and fruitful 2018!

The Global Soil Partnership Secretariat


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Global Soil Partnership Newsletter

Are you ready to celebrate World Soil Day?

With World Soil Day 2017 approaching fast, the GSP Secretariat and partners are geared up to help create change by providing the soil community with tools and activities for an unforgettable celebration that will create a global buzz.

Here’s a smart guide to get you to the heart of World Soil Day 2017 celebrations for 5 December under the theme “Caring for the planet starts from the ground”.

On #WorldSoilDay, the world's attention will be focused on pressing issues affecting soils, including degradation and pollution. To this end, specific attention will be given to the role of soil organic carbon in mitigating the effects of climate change. Indeed, the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) will launch the Global Soil Organic Carbon Map (GSOCmap) - the first global soil organic carbon map ever produced through a participatory and country driven approach. The map will support countries to build their own national soil information systems and report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on SDG 15.3.1.

Help us to make World Soil Day a real global success! Please tell your friends and colleagues and help disseminate the new World Soil Day webpage:

Happy World Soil Day!

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Montevideo, 28 de noviembre de 2017.

La Dirección General de Recursos Naturales del MGAP (DGRN), la Sociedad Uruguaya de Ciencia del Suelo (SUCS) y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), en el marco de la conmemoración del 5 de diciembre, día mundial del Suelo, desea invitarlo a participar de la presentación de los avances del nuevo relevamiento cartográfico de suelos del país y de los avances para el XXII Congreso Latinoamericano de la Ciencia del Suelo, cuya sede será Montevideo en el 2019.

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Estimados socios y amigos de la SUCS,

Tenemos el agrado de invitarles a la presentación del libro "La fertilidad del suelo y su manejo", de quien fuera el segundo presidente de nuestra SUCS, el Dr. Armando Rabuffetti.

Será una ocasión especial para recordar al "Rabu" y compartir con su familia la presentación de esta obra, en la que nos deja buena parte de sus conocimientos y experiencias en este campo de la ciencia.

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Estimados que constituyen la
Sociedad Latinoamericana de la Ciencia del Suelo


Estimados, debajo encontrarán la Convocatoria de la "Red Latinoamericana de Educación y Enseñanza de la Ciencia del Suelo: RELAEECS", para participar del "Concurso Mundial de Pintura del Suelo", que ha sido lanzado por la Alianza Mundial por el Suelo de FAO, con el cual se nos invita a celebrar el Día Mundial del Suelo 2017.

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1st November 2017

Sub: The Solutions Under Foot

Fellow Soil Scientists,

A critical appraisal of the state-of-the-soil sciences at the universities around the world indicates that enrollments in classes are down, accredited graduate degrees are rare, number of faculty members are 5 to 10 compared with 20 to 25 a few decades ago, no advocacy groups are knocking at the doors of administration for replacement of the retiring professors, and there are no specific budget lines for funding research under the auspices of national science foundations. Alas, these trends are in strong contrast to the global estimates of 16 deaths per minute attributed to hunger and malnutrition, increasing risks of warming climate and depleting
aquifers, soil erosion by water of 36 Gt annually, and the exacerbating eutrophication and non-point source pollution of water bodies. Yet, science and profession of soil have a bright future. Soil and its sustainable management are on global political agenda (COP21, Paris; COP22, Marrakech; COP23, Bonn). We must seize the moment, avail the opportunities, bring about the paradigm shift, and prepare the future generations of soil scientists to manage soil for addressing the societal needs.

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