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Programme and topics

The 16th International Peatland Congress offers:

IPS and Congress welcome and closing ceremony Scientific programme • Industry summit Practical “Meet the Expert” seminars E-posters PEAT-talks inspired by the TEDx format Pre-congress excursion for students and field trips • Movie programme and public discussions Photo contest Several social, cultural and networking events Exhibition

Topics of the Tentative Program

The topics of the Congress aim to vocer the variation of peatlands both by their geographical (e.g. from polar and subpolar peatlands via temperate peatlands to subtropical and tropical peatlands) as well as their site type diversity (blanket and raised bogs, spring mires, tundra mires, palsa mires, etc.).

Peatland ecosystem services

1 PROVISIONING SERVICES 3 REGULATING SERVICES
1.1 Food and food products
1.2 Raw materials
1.3 Genetic resources
1.4 Water supply
1.5 Medicinal resources
3.1 Carbon sequestration and climate regulation
3.2 Hydrology and water quality
3.3 Natural hazard regulation
3.4 Pollution control

2 SUPPORTING SERVICES 4 CULTURAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES
2.1 Biodiversity
2.2 Primary production and peat formation
2.3 Nutrient cycling

4.1 Cultural services
4.2 Peatlands for communities and society
4.3 Recreation and tourism
4.4 Science and education

Peatland management

5 PEATLAND AND PEAT RELATED ECONOMIC SERVICES 6 PROTECTION AND RECLAMATION OF PEATLANDS
5.1 Agriculture
5.2 Forestry
5.3 Peat extraction
5.4 Utilisation of peat
5.5 Other forms of peatland use
6.1 Protection of peatlands
6.2 Restoration of peatlands
6.3 After-use of exploited peatlands

7 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES FOR PEATLAND AND PEAT RESEARCH
7.1 Fieldwork and laboratory equipment for research and monitoring
7.2 Tools for data analysis and modeling
7.3 Development and practice of fieldwork methods

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

2 May 2021
SUNDAY
  On-site registration Meetings of the IPS Scientific Advisory and the Executive Board Kick-Off Get-Together

3 May 2021
MONDAY
On-site registration Ice-Breaking Party
Opening ceremony Plenary session Parallel sessions E-poster session

4 May 2021
TUESDAY

Industry summit Industry dinner
Parallel sessions E-poster sessions Movie programme & public discussions
Meet the Expert seminars Side meetings
5 May 2021
WEDNESDAY
PEAT-Talks Parallel sessions E-poster sessions Movie programme & public discussions
6 May 2021
THURSDAY
Parallel sessions IPS General Assembly & Annual Assembly of National Representatives E-poster session Movie programme & public discussions
7 MAY 2021
FRIDAY

Field trips