Invitation to conference

On behalf of IUSS (International Union of Soil Science), Norwegian Society of Soil Science (Norsk Jordforening), ESSC (European Society for Soil Conservation), NLF (Nordic Association for Agricultural Science), Norwegian extension Service (NLR), NIBIO and NMBU and the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the International seminar: Soil and water conservation under changing climate in Northern or high altitude conditions.

The seminar will be hosted in Ås, Norway from 4- 5th May 2022 with an excursion on the 6 th May.

The objective of the seminar is to bring new knowledge on soil and water conservation under changing climate in Northern or high altitude conditions. Climate change is expected to bring changes in precipitation, rainfall, frozen soils, snowmelt conditions, drought periods and extreme weather that will affect runoff and hydrological pathways in the agricultural landscape. Also, soil functions and soil health will face new challenges. These changes will influence losses of nutrients and erosion processes- and put pressures on the need of efficient measures.  Best management practices must be revised and developed to expected changes in climate. The seminar will also address monitoring, modelling and development of planning tools for analysing effects and planning for adaptation measures.  

Topics:

  • Soil and water conservation challenges
  • Soil functions and soil health
  • Changes in hydrological pathways
  • Best farming practices
  • Monitoring, modelling and planning tools

The Seminar is open to scientists, students, managers, policy and decision-makers. It will consist of invited lectures, scientific sessions with oral and poster presentations, and a scientific excursion.

Scientific committee
Bal Ram Singh  balram.singh@nmbu.no
Trond Børresen. Trond.borresen@nmbu.no
Johannes Deelstra johannes.deelstra@nibio.no
Marianne Bechmann  marianne.bechmann@nibio.no
Lillian Øygarden lillian.oygarden@nibio.no
Katarina Kyllmar katarina.kyllmar@slu.se
Magdalena Bieroza magdalena.bieroza@slu.se
ESSC:Carmelo Dazzi   carmelo.dazzi@unipa.it
Goswin Heckrath  goswin.heckrath@agro.au.dk
Katri Rankinen    katri.rankinen@syke.fi

Deadlines:

Abstract submission. 15 January 2022

Decisions of oral /poster presentation: 15 February 2022

Early registration: 20 March 2022   

Final Registration: 19 April 2022

Category
to be paid in Norwegian Kroner

Early registration (before 20 March)

Late Registration

Regular participant

NOK 2500,- (250 euro)

 NOK 3000,- (300 euro)

ESSC, IUSS, NJF X members

NOK 2000,- (200 euro)

NOK 2500,- (250 euro)

Excursion

NOK 400,- (40 euro)

NOK 400,- (40 euro) 

Social  dinner (4 May)

NOK 350,- (35 euro)

NOK 350,- (35  euro)

Digital participation

NOK 500,- (50 euro)

NOK 500,- (50 euro)

Accompanying person

Can register for lunch, dinner, excursion

 

X for those members who  are up to date  with the membership fee for 2022

Included in the registration fee; Access to the Venue facilities, coffee and tea during breaks, abstract. Additional cost for conference dinner and for excursion.    

Digital participation. Access to the scientific sessions. Abstracts.

Organising committee:
NMBU:
Bal Ram Singh. Prof Emeritus. Chair of IUSS, Division 3: Soil and Land use, Member of the National board of IUSS and Norwegian Society of Soil Science (Norsk Jordforening).
Trond Børresen Professor, Soil physics, Soil Tillage. Soil and water management.

NIBIO:
Johannes Deelstra, researcher. National Agricultural Environmental Monitoring Programme, drainage, agrohydrology.  Norwegian Society of Soil Science (Norsk jordforening).
Marianne Bechmann, Research Professor.  Agricultural effects on water quality. Implementation of mitigation strategies. National Agricultural Monitoring Programme.
Lillian Øygarden, researcher, ESSC, IUSS, Commission 3.2: Soil and Water Management.

NJF (Nordic association for agricultural science) and Norwegian Agricultural Extention Service:
Svein Skøien. Member of the board of Norwegian Society of Soil Science (Norsk jordforening).

Information

Time
From Wednesday May 4th 2022 at 00:00
To Thursday May 5th 2022 at 00:00
Deadline
Tuesday April 19th 2022 at 00:00

DRAFT PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE

The objective of the seminar is to bring new knowledge on soil and water conservation under changing climate in Northern or high altitude conditions. Climate change is expected to bring changes in precipitation, rainfall, frozen soils, snowmelt conditions, drought periods and extreme weather that will affect runoff and hydrological pathways in the agricultural landscape. Also, soil functions and soil health will face new challenges. These changes will influence losses of nutrients and erosion processes- and put pressures on the need of efficient measures.  Best management practices must be revised and developed to expected changes in climate. The seminar will also address monitoring, modelling and development of planning tools for analysing effects and planning for adaptation measures.  

 Topics:

Call for abstracts

The scientific committee will review submitted abstracts:

  • An (extended) abstract (max one page) is required for each paper submission
  • Please download the template file for the abstracts here
  • Use the template to write your abstract and send it to soilandwaterconf@nibio.no
  • A maximum of two abstract submissions per presenter
  • A single presenter is allowed to present a maximum of two papers.

Deadline for submission of abstracts   15 January 2022

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022

  • 08.30-09.30

    Registration of Participants

  • 09.30- 09.45

    Opening Ceremony of the conference

  • 09.45. 12.15

    Soil and water conservation challenges

    Keynote: Lillian Øygarden, NIBIO

  • 12.15- 13.00

    Lunch

  • 13:00- 15.30

    Soil functions and soil health

    Keynote: Thomas Kãtterer, Sweden

  • 15.30-16.40

    Changes in hydrological pathways

    Keynote: Johannes Deelstra, NIBIO

  • 16.40- 17.40

    Posters

  • 18.00

    Conference dinner

  • Thursday, May 5, 2020

  • 08.30 - 12.30

    Best farming and management practices

    Keynote: Brian Kronvang, Denmark  

  • 12.30-13.30

    Lunch

  • 13.30-16.00

    Monitoring, modelling, and planning tools

    Keynote: Katri Rankinen, Finland 

  • 16.30-17.00

    Information about excursion 6th May

  • Friday, May 6, 2022

  • 8.30-16.00

    Excursion/field trip

    The excursion will start at Campus Ås visiting experimental sites from NIBIO and NMBU. The excursion will then go by bus to different locations in the agricultural landscapes from Ås to Romerike and Gardermoen area.  These areas are dominated by marine sediments, productive soils and mainly cereal crops, but also other crops. There are areas with levelled soil with high erosion risk, inland lakes with eutrophication problems where agriculture is an important source. The excursion will visit farms and research locations where best management practices are implemented and studied.

    Preliminary program:

    • Farms that have implemented best management practices to reduce erosion and measures to increace carbon storage, improve soil quality.
    • Field sites where effects of catchcrops on carbon storage, greenhouse gas emissions, yields are studied.  Cropping systems, soil quality.  

Call for abstracts

The scientific committee will review submitted abstracts:

  • An (extended) abstract (max one page) is required for each paper submission
  • Please download the template file for the abstracts here
  • Use the template to write your abstract and send it to soilandwaterconf@nibio.no
  • A maximum of two abstract submissions per presenter
  • A single presenter is allowed to present a maximum of two papers.

Deadline for submission of abstracts   15 January 2022

Location:

The conference venue is Ås Campus, Akershus, Norway.
The conference to be held at: Vitenparken
Google Maps: Vitenparken

Accomondation:

Thon Hotel Ski(www.thonhotels.no/ski)
Booking room at Thon hotel Ski (Room reservation until 20 th March )

It is also possible to stay at hotels in Oslo and take train to Ås station traffic and routes times and then proceed by bus or walk to conference venue.

How to get there?

Thon Hotel Ski(www.thonhotels.no/ski) can be reached by:

  • Walking to Ås train station and take train 1 stop (9 minutes) from Ås to Ski Station.
  • By train from the airport to Oslo Central Station and proceed by taking train to SKI.
  • By bus directly from Vitenparken in Ås (every 10 minutes ) 16 minutes

Vitenparken (conference venue) can be reached by: https://www.vy.no/en/traffic-and-routes/times

  • By bus from Ski directly to Vitenparken in Ås  (every 10minutes). 16 minutes.
  • By train from Oslo Central Station to Ås station. Then proceed by the bus from Ski or walk to Vitenparken (20 minutes)

Map venue and transport:

Map Ås - Ski:

From Oslo airport (OSL) to Conference venue:

Bus:
The shuttle costs NOK 370,- regular price per person. https://www.vybuss.no/flybuss/fredrikstad-fb11/#!/ Cheapest order ticket online.
Train: By train from the airport to Oslo Central station and proceed by taking train to Ås.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Contact:

 

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The excursion will start at Campus Ås visiting experimental sites from NIBIO and NMBU. The excursion will then go by bus to different locations in the agricultural landscapes from Ås to Romerike and Gardermoen area.  These areas are dominated by marine sediments, productive soils and mainly cereal crops, but also other crops. There are areas with levelled soil with high erosion risk, inland lakes with eutrophication problems where agriculture is an important source. The excursion will visit farms and research locations where best management practices are implemented and studied.

Preliminary program:

  • Farms that have implemented best management practices to reduce erosion and measures to increace carbon storage, improve soil quality.
  • Field sites where effects of catchcrops on carbon storage, greenhouse gas emissions, yields are studied.  Cropping systems, soil quality.