Welcome Message from the Chair of 18th IHSS Meeting
We are delighted to announce the 18th Meeting of the International Humic Substances Society(IHSS), which will be held from September 11 to 16, 2015, in the beautiful city of Kanazawa, Japan. Kanazawa is located 300 km northwest of Tokyo, or 200 km northeast of Kyoto, and is accessible in ca. 2.5 h by train from both cities.
It is the economic center of this region with a rich historical and cultural atmosphere.
The climate of Kanazawa is very comfortable (average temperature of 23℃) in the middle of September.
It is our pleasure to host the IHSS meeting for the second time in Japan since the 5th IHSS which was held in Nagoya in 1990. The focus of this meeting is “diversity”, and will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of current and emerging science in all fields of natural organic matter (NOM) and its application to various fields.
Scientists, engineers, and students from universities, institutes, laboratories and industries throughout the world are encouraged to participate and make contributions to this meeting.
We will do our best to make your stay in Kanazawa fruitful and memorable.
We are looking for ward to seeing you in Kanazawa on September 11-16 in 2016.