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

Finnish Webinar Series: Peat, Science and the Future

Helsinki & online
Open for all

Turve, tiede ja tulevaisuus webinar series by Luke, Natural Resources Institute Finland 27 January: Peatland agriculture 4 February: Peatland forests 10 February: Peat and alternatives See the event link above for details (in Finnish) and to register.

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National Committee Round Table 2022

Jyväskylä & online
For Members

The National Committee Round Table for NC Chairs and Secretaries as well as Executive Board and Scientific Advisory Board members will be held on 21 February via MS Teams. Agenda items are the future of the IPS, including funding…

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Finnish Peatland Day 2022

Helsinki, Finland
Open for all

Suopäivä Peatlands in a Changing Society Late May 2022 (new date!) Helsinki, Finland

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