International WRB Soil Classification Field Workshop in Latvia and Estonia (July 22-27, 2017)


This workshop will look at differently formed automorphous, semihydromorphous and hydromorphous soils (approximately 24 soil profiles) in intensively and extensively used agricultural lands and in deciduous and coniferous forest lands of the boreo-nemoral region. Soils are developed mainly on Late Weichselian glacial deposits (formed by loamy sand, sandy clay, loam, clay, gravel, sand) and altered to some extent by postglacial aeolian, marine, lacustrine, alluvial and mire sediments, as well as formed on pre-Quaternary sedimentary rocks. The soils show different organic surface layers: mull, moder, mor, amphi etc. Detailed link to route in map (will be improved)



The night from July 21 to 22 is in the Bellevue Park Hotel, Riga (address: 1 Slokas Street ( The field workshop will start at 08:00 in the morning of July 22 from the entrance of the Bellevue Park Hotel, Riga, and will finish at 21:00 in the evening of July 27 in Tallinn at the Seaport Hotel ( Bellevue Park Hotel Riga (address: 1 Slokas Street) (


Participation and registration fee

Participation in the field workshop is limited to 40 delegates (the capacity of the bus). Registration fee includes seven nights (from July 21 in the evening till July 28 in the morning), seven breakfasts, six box lunches (July 22 to 27) and six dinners (July 22 to 27; beverages limited), as well as transportation, water during the day and the excursion guidebook.  


payment before May 31, 2017

payment after May 31, 2017

Registration Fee (Euros)

Shared room

Single room  (for 6 of the 7 nights; 1 night shared only)








Cancellation and repayment

100% - for cancellations until 1st of May, 80% - for cancellations until 1st of June, No refund for cancellations after 1st of June. Unfortunately we must charge 25 Euros in case of refund to cover the bank commission fee. Registration and payment closes 30th of June.


Registration fee must be paid to following:

Please indicate remark:       WRB Workshop 2017                                           Name and surname of participant Account holder: University of Latvia, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences Name of the bank:  The Treasury of Republic of Latvia SWIFT bank code: TRELLV22 IBAN account number: LV33TREL9150101000000 All bank transaction costs must be paid by the participant.  
Application form is available here
  Application form must be sent to e-mail: The applicant will receive an e-mail indicating: 1. whether the applicant received an available place or is on the waiting list 2. whether the preferred room option was available or the applicant must accept the other option. After receiving this e-mail, the applicant is requested to do the payment.     Organizers’ contacts: Raimonds Kasparinskis e-mail: mobile phone number: +371 26479040   Endla Reintam e-mail: mobile phone number: +372 5170121  
First announcement is available here