Commissions and Scientific Advisory Board
The main activities of the International Peatland Society are conducted through its Commissions that act as subject groups within specific fields.
As of April 2016, the IPS has three Commissions, on environmental, economical and social aspects of peatlands. They will be supported by expert and project groups.
IPS Commission Chairs with the Executive Board in Lund, Sweden, 2017. Photo: Ingrid Kyllerstedt
Membership in IPS Commissions is open to all those who are interested in the subject. Please contact the Commission chairpersons or the IPS Secretariat in case you are interested to join.
Peatlands and Environment
Chair: Mr Bernd Hofer
Hofer & Pautz GbR
phone: +49 2505 937784 11
e-mail: hofer (at) hofer-pautz.de
Peatlands and Economy
Chair: Mr Guus van Berckel
9752 VT Haren
mobile: +31 653114810
e-mail: vanberckel (at) griendtsveen.de
Peatlands and Society
Chair: Mrs Marie Kofod-Hansen
S-762 97 Edsbro
phone: + 46 708 931 861
e-mail: marie.kofodhansen (at) gmail.com
Scientific Advisory Board
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consists of the IPS Commission Chairs, and the 2nd Vice President of IPS. It provides the Society with advice and information on matters of scientific, technical, social and cultural importance, drawing upon the pool of knowledge available in the Commissions and elsewhere and promoting and disseminating research results.
The SAB operates between Congresses but elects its Chair and Secretary each year by secret ballot; it meets normally twice a year in association with other IPS meetings.
Email: sab (at) peatlands.org
Dr Samu Valpola, Finland, 2nd Vice President
Geological Survey of Finland
Western Finland Office
P.O. Box 97, Vaasantie 6
phone: +358 20 550 5245
mobile: +358 50 348 6023
e-mail: samu.valpola (at) gtk.fi
Ms Susann Warnecke, IPS Communications Manager
International Peatland Society
mobile: +358 40 418 4075
e-mail: susann.warnecke (at) peatlands.org
The activities of the old ten Commissions as well as their Annual Reports can be found on their subpages on the left until the end of 2016.