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The importance of the Soils at the 8th EUREGEO Congress 2015

The 8th European Congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems (EUREGEO) will be held in Barcelona from the 15th to 17 of June 2015. It continues the dialogue started in 1994 by the European regions of Bavaria, Catalonia and Emilia-Romagna. Again it shall serve as a platform for experts from regional and national geological surveys, from universities, research institutes and from the economy, building a bridge between scientific research and practical application.

One of the range of subjects debated at the Congress will be the Soils. Indeed, the 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) with the aim to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security, and its essential ecosystem functions.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has been nominated to implement the IYS 2015, within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership and in collaboration with Governments and the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

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International Year of Soil 2015

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