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Early registration: NEW deadline
8 July 2014: NEW deadline for payment of early registration fee

Call for abstracts "NEW DEADLINE 11 MAY 2014"
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Invitation to attend

We are glad to invite you to ELS 2014 - the Earth Living Skin: Soil, Life and Climate Changes - the first Conference organized under the auspices of the Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division of the European Geosciences Union. ELS 2014 will be held next 22 – 25 September 2014, in the Old Central Post Office Building (Vecchio Ufficio Centrale delle Poste) Piazza Cesare Battisti (opposite the Central University building “Palazzo Ateneo”) in downtown the city of Bari.
The Conference set  up the ambitious goal of studying soils as the main environmental interface where atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere design and model incredible living systems. Here, physical, chemical and biological reactions and processes feed the continuous conflict between stability and changes occurring with time. ELS 2014 aims to gather the thoughts and the findings of scientists coming from all the different disciplines related to the soil systems: soil science, geomorphology, biogeochemistry, hydrological sciences, environmental microbiology, ecology, climatology, and natural hazards, only to mention the main ones. Scientists and researchers with a temporary or consolidated interest for these fields of science are warmly invited to participate to this Conference, to bring their knowledge or their doubts, thus contributing to create a permanent forum of stimulating scientific debates. We strongly believe in scientific and human contamination and we want to offer you the chance of sharing your results, meeting interesting people and finding enthusiasm and passion for scientific work in a gorgeous natural area of southern Italy.
The scientific program will be structured according to the proposed sessions, open to contributions, received within the new deadline, November 15th, 2013. In November the call for abstracts will be launched untill March 2014
You are kindly invited to propose sessions, special events, technical meetings, short courses as well as soc ial activities, send abstracts in and join us in Italy in 2014. 

Teodoro Miano, University of Bari, Italy
Artemi Cerda, University of Valencia, Spain
Johan Six, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland 
Claudio Zaccone, University of Alberta, Canada

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