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Welcome

Responsible Management of Peatlands * Workshop and Seminar 

cropped-ips-logo-new-300.jpgIn 2017 the IPS Convention and Symposium 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, and a day of excursions to sites related to peatland management and other places of interest in Northeast Scotland.

We welcome oral and poster contributions and also proposals for special sessions that can be incorporated into the workshops or the brainstorming session that will be held on Sunday 28th May.

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

Important Dates

January: Call for papers and sponsors
Early February: First Circular and general information
Mid February 2017: Second Circular with details of programme and registration
March 17th: Early Bird Registration Deadline; last date for submitting abstracts
March 31st: Confirmation of acceptance of oral or poster presentations
April 14th: Third Circular with Programme

April 30th: Standard Registration Deadline
May 29-31: IPS Convention, Symposium and Workshops, Aberdeen, Scotland
May 31-June 3rd:  Possibility of post-Convention excursion to the bogs of the Flow Country (maximum 20 persons) or
June 1st 2017: A day of golf on one of the many courses in Aberdeenshire.

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