International Peatland Society

A unique network of peat and peatland experts. We focus on all aspects of peatlands in economy, environment and society. Members come from science, NGOs and business.

This is the IPS


Constituted in 1968, in Québec, Canada. Today we are registered as non-profit NGO in Finland, supported by 16 national committees.


Individual, institutional and corporate members dedicated to the responsible management and Wise Use of peatlands and peat.


We serve as a forum to bring together experts from all fields of peat and peatland management, worldwide and equally.


We organize events, publish peat and peatland knowledge, share data and provide facts and opinions for decision-making.

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Our Conferences and Related Events

TISOLS: 10th International Symposium on Land Subsidence

Delft-Gouda, the Netherlands
Open for all

Delft-Gouda, the Netherlands 17 – 21 April 2023 Land subsidence, or land-level lowering, is a major problem that threatens the viability and sustainable economic development for millions of people throughout the world, especially in (but not restricted to) highly…

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Lowland Peat Conference Ely UK

Ely, UK
Open for all

IPS members are warmly invited to participate in the Fenland Soil Conference 2023 hosted at The Maltings in Ely, UK, bringing together key stakeholders with interests in lowland agricultural peat on 17 – 18 April 2023. The event is…

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EGU General Assembly 2023

Vienna, Austria
Open for all

General Assembly 2023 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) Vienna, Austria & Online 23–28 April 2023 Early bird registration until 8 March.  

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