2010, Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, SETAC: "Science and Technology for Environmental Protection"
Seville, Spain, 23-27 May
This conference includes the session E2:
"Environmental impact of amendments on soil ecology and soil organic matter quality"
The deadline for abstract submission is aproaching and will be 30th November 2009.
Conference Topics are:
Climate change and environmental quality
Handling, monitoring and remediation of pollution
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Management (LCM)
Risk assessment and regulation
Here you find further information of the meeting
Course organizers are
Francisco J. González-Vila and
Research Frontiers in Chalcogen Cycle Science and Technology
Time: 25 may,2010
Location: Westvest 7 - 2611 AX Delft, The Netherlands
· Characterisation of metal speciation and bioavailability in aquatic systems
· Novel analytical techniques for liquid phase speciation, as DMT, DGT, ...
· New developments in solid phase speciation using, e.g. XANES, STXM and SIMS
· Engineering of FRET-based fluorescent sensor proteins
· NMR imaging of transport in biofilms
· Sensoring, monitoring and control Novel bioconversions of chalcogen (S, Se, Te, ...) and metals
· Microbiological aspects of chalcogen or metal bioconversions: physiology and metabolism, new species, microbial populations in bioreactors, application of novel microbiology approaches
· Anaerobic methane oxidation coupled to sulfate or metal reduction
· Dissimilatory reduction of metals and chalcogen oxyanions
· Biological production of volatile, alkylated chalcogens and mixed Se/S/Te compounds Chalcogen - metal interactions for metal removal
· Impact and treatment of chalcogen or metal pollution
· Selective metal sulfide precipitation
· Performance and optimization of conventional and innovative bioreactor concepts, including two-liquid phase systems, (inversed) fluidized bed reactors and microbial fuel cells
· New approaches to selenium and tellurium removal from wastewaters
· On site, in situ and industrial, pilot and full-scale applications Biomanufacturing of chalcogen nanoparticles
· Biological production of nanoparticles, quantum dots, ...
· Chemistry of chalcogen nanoparticles
· Fate and toxicity of chalcogen nanoparticles Role of metals in biodegradation
· Role of metal speciation in biodegradation of organic compounds
· Use of transporters for heavy metal removal
· Trace metal retention in anaerobic granules and biofilms
· Trace metal requirements of aquatic biota Emerging areas
· Odour and corrosion measurement and control.
· Role of chalcogens in early planet life
· Chalcogens and sustainable environmental technology
The 2nd International Congress on Research Frontiers in Chalcogen Cycle Science and Technology is organized by the Pollution Prevention and Control core of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Delft, The Netherlands, see www.unesco-ihe.org).
The workgroup "Environmental Biotechnology" of the Nederlandse Biotechnologische Vereniging aims to inform its members about the latest developments of biological processes for the treatment of pollution, reuse
of resources from waste and the implementation of clean production. See also:www.nbvsite.nl.
Fee and Deadline:The registration fee is:
Full registration: Before May 15th 2010: 100 €
After May 15th 2010: 150 €
One day registration: 75 €
Developing countries*, Students** and NBVMembers:
Before May 15th 2010: 50 €
After May 15th 2010: 100 €
(*) Participants must be resident in a developing country
(**) Students must include a letter of their institution or supervisor.
Return application form by fax or e-mail to:
Denys Villa Gomez
Department Environmental Resources
Fax : + 31 15 212 2921
For further information see the flyer here
International Humic Substances Society
“Humic Substances and the Maintenance of Ecosystem Services”
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
27 June - 2 July 2010
Topics of the conference will be on
- The role of humic substances & NOM in ecosystems
- Physical, chemical and biological properties
- Carbon stabilization processes: humification & highly refractory forms
- NOM as driver and tracer of terrestrial C fluxes
- Production, recycling and innovative applications
- New analytical approaches
- Humic substances & NOM in aquatic systems
- Water treatment
Deadline for travel Awards application: December 1st, 2009
Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 15th, 2010
More information is available at the homepage
5th International Conference on the "Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials"
Time: 22-26 August 2010
Abstract deadline extended to 15 April, 2010
Description: The 5th International Conference will be composed of platform and poster presentations.
The format for this meeting will provide opportunity for both platform and poster presentations. In addition, there will be poster discussion sessions. Daily invited speakers will provide global perspectives on environmental research with nanomaterials. Nightly dinners and entertainment will extend the days activities enjoying true southern hospitality and award-winning cuisine.
We invite you to submit your abstract by 15 April 2010 through www.clemson.edu/public.
Location: Conference Center and Inn at Clemson University located on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, SC, USA.
Visit www.clemson.edu/public for more information.
19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil Solutions for a Changing World
1-6 August 2010 in Brisbane, Queensland Australia, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
The conference theme "Soil Solutions for a Changing World" provides a tremendous opportunity for a broad range of presentations – we urge you to share your research, experiences and knowledge with members in Brisbane.
The congress covers topics of
- Soils in Space and Time
- Soil Properties and Processes
- Soil Use and Management
- The Role of Soils in Sustaining Society and the Environment
Call for Papers
Papers must be submitted by 31 October 2009 to be considered.
Download the Congress flyer and get more information at the homepage of World Congress of Soil Science.
1st International Conference and Exploratory Workshop on Soil Architecture and Physico-Chemical Functions
Time: November 30 - December 2, 2010
Location: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences - Aarhus University, Research Centre Foulum, Denmark.
For further information on location visit:
Description: Information on Oral programme and Poster programme.
Organizer: Aarhus University
Aims: The aim is to facilitate international collaboration and scientific excellence in our field through the establishment of a multidisciplinary and international Forum of Excellence in Environmental Soil Science. Our vision for CESAR is for the activities to set the scene for i) cutting-edge research on sustainable functions of soils, ii) international collaboration in soil and environmental research and iii) educating young soil and environmental scientists.
Registration: register and submit your title online efore October 1 at 6pm.
When you register, your contribution is automatically accepted for the conference.
Deadlines: 1 October and 1 November (for submitting the extended abstract)
Fee: Euro 400.
PhD students euro 250.
Students affiliated to STAiR can participate free of charge.
Further information: https://djfextranet.agrsci.dk/SITES/CESAR/PUBLIC/Pages/front.aspx
Conference "Linnaeus ECO-TECH '10"
Time: 22-24 November, 2010
Location: Kalmar, Sweden - Linnaeus University
Aim: Kalmar Eco-Tech is based on the concept of development and establishment of cooperation between the academic sector, the business sector and policy makers with the purpose of improving interdisciplinary cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region and the World. The objective is to promote cost-effective environmental friendly technologies towards sustainability. The main goal of the Conference is to increase the knowledge and research in the area of environmental science and environmental engineering with particular focus on environmental chemistry and furthermore to discuss and promote the research cooperation between Baltic scientists and scientists from the rest of the World. A special attention shall be devoted to emissions to the air from different solid waste and wastewater treatment and remediation systems.
Description: Linnaeus Eco-Tech’10 now offers a new session called: Waste-Cluster Session, an initiative proposed by the European Commission.
WASTE CLUSTER Initiatives focus on the creation of an international balanced network of (regional) waste management-related clusters, for mutual learning and exchange of knowledge, skills and technologies that will lead to an optimisation of waste management-related innovation and competitiveness excellence in Europe and Mediterranean countries.
On November 24, the conference invites you to be part of a special cluster-evening where you have the chance to mingle with the Waste-Cluster participants, invited companies from the Baltic Sea Region and representatives from the region. The objective is to create new project ideas in cooperation.
Fee: 5 500 SEK (full participation including two hotel nights, all meals, coffee breaks, gala dinner and a copy of the Proceedings of the conference).
4 700 SEK (full participation - hotel not included)
Deadline for Abstracts: 1 June 2010
Abstract Acceptance Notification: 15 June 2010
Conference pre-registration: 1 Sep 2010
Submission of full-papers: 1 Sep 2010
For further information see the Flyer
Integrated Pest Management in Europe
The ENDURE Network of Excellence shares the fruits of four years’ research with the crop protection community
Time: 24 - 25 November, 2010
Location: Eurosites George V centre - Paris, France
That’s what the European Network of Excellence ENDURE has been working on since 2007. ENDURE
researchers have been busy generating new knowledge, new strategies and new tools on:
• The individual components of IPM
• Holistic approaches encompassing multiple pests and larger time and space scales
• Innovative strategies designed and assessed according to the multiple criteria of sustainable
• Information tailored to the needs of farmers and advisers
• Learning resources for training and education in IPM
• The current state of IPM in major crops
• Socio-technical levers of IPM implementation
• National experiences on pesticide use or risk reduction and IPM implementation
• Stakeholder points of view on the future of crop protection
For further information read the Flyer