The word of salutation of ESSC President Carmelo Dazzi

The 2016 International Conferecne of the European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC) will be celebrated in Cluj Napoca (Romania), 15-18 of June.

On behalf of the ESSC, I wish to express my deep gratitude to the distinguished Colleagues of the Babeş Bolyai University (BBU), of the University of Agriculture Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (UASMV) and of the Office for Pedological and Agrochemical Studies (OPAS) from Cluj Napoca (Romania)  that have the responsibility to organize such a big event!

The general issue of the Conference “Soils: our common future” stresses that never as today the future of humankind depends from the soils and from their conservation! Modern society places demands on the soil science community to develop new ideas, new information schemes and new conceptual developments to deal with new perception of the role of the soils in the global and local functioning of terrestrial ecosystems.

The Conference, that will be celebrated in coincidence with the World Day to Combat Desertification (17 June), is on the way to be a great opportunity for Soil Scientists to stimulate deep reflections on the importance of the soil resource for mankind, paying special attention to the new challenges and opportunities concerning the Soil issues “sensu lato”.

We ought  to be many in Cluj Napoca to make our voice heard in the defense of Soils and their qualities.

I am confident that the 2016 International Conference of the European Society for Soil Conservation will be a great and memorable event!

Looking forward to seeing you in Cluj Napoca!



Carmelo Dazzi
ESSC President