Peat News 6/2014

PEAT NEWS Newsletter for members and friends of the International Peat Society No 6/2014, 27 June 2014 The IPS is an organisation of corporate and individual members dedicated to the responsible management and Wise Use of peatlands and peat. It promotes the gathering, exchange and communication of knowledge and experience. The Society serves all those interested in peat and peatlands including the scientific, industrial and commercial, and regulatory communities. It respects the economic, social and environmental values of the peatland resource. Currently the IPS has more than 1,500 individual and institutional members from 44 countries. Abstract Submission for our Annual Meetings in Riga If you have not yet registered for the IPS Annual Meetings and the International Peat Technology Symposium in Riga, Latvia, 25 - 29 August, it is time to take care of that task before 1 August. Please see for the programme, to have a look at the IPS Commission seminars and excursions, to register and to book your hotel room. There is something on offer for all peatland specialists, including restoration & conservation, peat production & use, education & balneology. The Organising Committee is still welcoming abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the Peat Technology Symposium. This concerns the following sessions: • • • • • • • • • Peatland survey Planning and construction of peat production areas Peatland conservation and restoration in practice Peat harvesting technologies Social, Environmental and Economical viewpoints in the production and use of Energy Peat Horticultural peat and its effective use Horticultural peat: equipment for its processing Responsible peat production and use IT Solutions and communication in the peat industry (weather, stock pile measurement, GPS etc) All abstracts should be submitted in MS Word file format to abstracts (at) until 1 July 2014, 23:59 Central European Time. For detailed instructions see!for-thesis-applicants/c1kf6. For up to date info and discussions join also and remember to invite your friends and colleagues to attend this special event. See you in Riga! International Peat Society Kauppakatu 19 D 31, FIN-40100 Jyväskylä hannu.salo (at) susann.warnecke (at) mobile: +358 40 056 7538 mobile: +358 40 418 4075