Statement on conflict on the land of Ukraine

The International Humic Substances Society (IHSS) is dedicated to promoting knowledge and research of natural organic matter in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. A very important function is to facilitate scientific and personal exchange between researchers regardless of their religious beliefs, race, nationality, or socioeconomic circumstances, always in a context of peace and justice.
In accordance with these principles, the Board of directors of the IHSS wishes to express its total and radical disagreement with the armed conflict taking place on the land of Ukraine, firmly wishing for its prompt end and restoration of peace.
The Board of directors of the IHSS also wants to express its support for the people who are suffering the terrible consequences of the war in Ukraine, as well as for the scientific community that is being seriously affected. For this reason, among other measures currently under study, Ukrainian scientists will be exempt from paying their annual IHSS membership fees for 2022 and 2023.