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

IV. ISHS International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe (SHE)

Stuttgart & online
Open for all

Virtual Meeting 8 – 12 March 2021 (new dates!) 4th International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe 5th International Humulus Symposium 8th International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruits and Vegetables Annual Convention of the German Society for Horticultural…

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RRR2021 Renewable resources from wet and rewetted peatlands

Open for all

Virtual conference week 9 – 11 March 2021 In the light of the Paris Agreement and the necessity to reduce all anthropogenic CO2 emissions globally to net zero around the year 2050, peatland rewetting and innovative land use concepts…

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EB Spring Meeting 2021

Jyväskylä & online
For Members

19 March 2021 15 – 17 hrs EET online meeting EB members only

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