Responsible Management of Peatlands * Symposium and Workshops

cropped-ips-logo-new-300.jpgIn 2017 the Convention, Symposium and Workshops of the International Peatland Society (IPS) will be held in Aberdeen, Scotland during the last week in May. The venue will be the Marriott Hotel, Dyce, which is near Aberdeen International Airport.

The Theme of the Convention is ‘Responsible Management of Peatlands’ the core of which will be a Symposium and Workshops on the importance and effects of different land uses on peatlands in boreal, temperate and tropical regions of the world.

The Convention offers an excellent opportunity for scientists, policy makers, regulators and industry managers to meet, share and discuss current and emerging knowledge and experiences on all aspects of peat and peatlands. The meeting will present the most recent scientific research, technical developments and practical activities related to agriculture and forestry on peatland, responsible peat production and peatland restoration.

Convention Organisers

The 2017 IPS Convention is being organised by the UK Peat Society (UK National Committee of the International Peatland Society) in association with the Northern Peat and Moss Company. It is supported by the James Hutton Institute, Forest Research and the Universities of Dundee, Highlands and Islands, Leicester and Nottingham.

Convention Format

The event will consist of a mixture of keynote presentations, workshops with oral and poster contributions on themes related to ‘Responsible Management of Peatlands’, brainstorming, interactive sessions involving the participants, a day of excursions to sites related to peatland management and other places of interest in Northeast Scotland and a Gala Dinner with traditional Scottish entertainment.

Abstracts for oral and poster contributions can be sent to ips (at) peatlands.org until 10 April.

The Convention also provides the opportunity to spend some leisure time in a beautiful part of Scotland.

Important Dates

May 19th: Last date for registration
May 28-31: IPS Convention, Symposium and Workshops,
June 1st 2017: A day of golf on one of the many courses in Aberdeenshire.

Language: The official language will be English. Translation facilities will not be provided.

Further information will be provided in the Third Circular and on this website soon.