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National Committee Chairs and Secretaries

The International Peat Society operates through currently 18 National Committees

In each country, only one IPS National Committee can be recognised. The organisation must have the status of a legal entity to which the Executive Board of the Society has granted the status of an IPS National Committee. 

In countries with a National Committee, all interested organisations, corporations, foundations and individuals are affiliated to the Society through the National Committee concerned. For membership conditions, please contact the Chair or Secretary of your National Committee:


Canada

Dr. Jean-Yves Daigle
Canadian Society for Peat and Peatlands
196 15 ième Rue
Shippagan, NB E8S 1E8 
CANADA
Phone: +1 506 336 6600
Fax: +1 506 336 6601
E-mail: jydaigle (at) nb.sympatico.ca

Secretary:
Paul Short
Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association
13 Mission Avenue Suite 2208
St. Albert, AB T8N 1H6
CANADA
Phone: +1 780 460 8280
Fax: +1 780 459 0939
E-mail: cspma (at) peatmoss.com
Web: www.peatmoss.com

Czech Republic

Ing. Karel Brezina
Research Institute for Soil and Water Conservation
Zabovreská 250
156 27 Praha 5 - Zbraslav
CZECH REPUBLIC
Phone: +420 2 5792 1947
Fax: +420 2 5792 1246
E-mail: brezina (at) vumop.tel.cz

Estonia

Secretary
Erki Niitlaan
Estonian Peat Association 
Männiku tee 104
EE-11216 Tallinn
ESTONIA
Phone: +372 668 1016
Fax: +372 668 1018
Mobile: +372 552 7327 
E-mail: info (at) turbaliit.ee
Web: www.turbaliit.ee

Finland

M.Sc. Riitta Korhonen
Tilanhoitajankaari 22 C 55 new!
00790 Helsinki
FINLAND
Mobile: +358 40 524 2486
E-mail: riitta.korhonen3 (at)gmail.com new!
Web: www.suoseura.fi

Secretary
Dr. Leila Korpela
Finnish Forest Research Institute
Vantaa Research Center
P.O. Box 18
01301 Vantaa
FINLAND
Phone: +358 10 211 2629
Fax: +358 10 211 2202
E-mail: leila.korpela (at) metla.fi
Web: www.metla.fi

France

The French National Committee ended their activities in 2011.

Germany

Dr. Gerfried Caspers
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Moor- und Torfkunde e.V.
Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie
Stilleweg 2
D-30655 Hannover
GERMANY
Phone: +49 511 643 3612
Fax: +49 511 643 3667  
E-mail: gerfried.caspers (at) lbeg.niedersachsen.de
Web: www.dgmtev.org

Hungary

Prof. Dr. István Szabó
University of Pannonia
Festetics Gy. Út. 7
H-8360 Keszthely
HUNGARY
Phone: +368 354 5242
E-mail: il-szabo (at) georgikon.hu

Secretary:
Dr. Julianna Balázs
Jegenye u. 35 new!
H-8360 Keszthely
HUNGARY
E-mail: balazsjulianna (at) freemail.hu

Indonesia

Dr. Bambang Setiadi
National Standardization Agency, Indonesia
Manggala, Wanabakti Building, Blok IV, 4 fl.
Jl.Jendral Gatot Subroto, Senayan
Jakarta 10270
INDONESIA
Phone: +62 21 574 7041
Fax: +62 21 574 7045
Mobile: +62 816 188 5152
E-mail: bbsetiadi (at) yahoo.com.au
Web: www.bsn.or.id

Ireland

Dr. Catherine O'Connell
Irish Peat Society
Irish Peatland Conservation Council
Bog of Allen Nature Centre
Lullymore, Rathangan
Co. Kildare
IRELAND
E-mail: bogs (at) ipcc.ie

Secretary
Mr. Pat Fitzgerald
Bord na Móna p.l.c.
Main Street
Newbridge, Co. Kildare
IRELAND
E-mail: pat.fitzgerald (at) bnm.ie
Web: www.bnm.ie

Latvia

Mr. Valerijs Kozlovs
Latvian Peat Producers' Association
Bauskas str. 20
LV-1004 Riga
LATVIA
Tel.: +371 6 760 5096
Fax: +371 6 762 7810
E-mail: peat.lv (at) peat.lv
Web: www.peat.lv

Secretary
Mrs. Ilze Ozola
Latvian Peat Producers Association
Bauskas 20
Riga, LV 1004
LATVIA
Phone: +371 6760 5096
Fax: +371 762 7810
E-mail: peat (at) peat.lv

Lithuania

Mr. Juozas Daukantas (acting chair) new!
IPS Lithuanian National Committee
Secretariat
M. Marcinkeviciaus Str. 5 - 40
LT-08412 Vilnius
LITHUANIA
E-mail: juozas (at) asocdurpes.lt
Web: www.asocdurpes.lt

Secretariat

Giedrius Kavaliauskas
IPS Lithuanian National Committee
Kauno g. 17
LT-53387 Ezerelis, Kauno rajonas
LITHUANIA
Phone: +370 375 34260
Fax: +370 375 34292
E-mail: giedrius.kavaliauskas (at) ezerelio-durpes.lt

Malaysia

YB Dato' Dr. James Dawos Mamit
Natural Resources & Enviroment Board Sarawak
18th-20th Floor, Menara Pelita
Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman Ya'akub
93050 Petra Jaya, Kuching
MALAYSIA
E-mail: dawos (at) tm.net.my

Secretary
Dr. Lulie Melling
Tropical Peat Research Laboratory
Chief Minister's Department
Jalan Badruddin
93400 Kuching
MALAYSIA
E-mail: lulie_melling (at) yahoo.com

The Netherlands

Drs. A.H.P. van Berckel
Nederlands Veengenootschap
Intervema BV 
Burg. J.G. Legroweg 86 
9761 TD Eelde 
THE NETHERLANDS 
Phone: 050-3095950
E-mail: guusvanberckel (at) intervema.nl

Secretary

Dr. A.J. Schilstra
Nederlands Veengenootschap
Hoofdstraat 152 new!
9355 TE Midwolde
THE NETHERLANDS
Phone: +31 594 513701
Fax: +31 50 363 7168       
E-mail: a.j.schilstra (at) rug.nl
Web: www.veengenootschap.nl

Norway

Magnus Valen-Sendstad new!
Norske Torv- og Jordprodusenters Bransjeforbund
Herremyr Gård
N-2150    Årnes
Phone: +4763909505
Fax: +4763902495
Mobile: +4792235606
E-mail: magnus (at) herremyrgaard.no
 

Secretary
Trond Haraldsen
Bioforsk jord og miljö
Fredrik A. Dahls vei 20
N-1432 Ås
NORWAY
E-mail: trond.haraldsen (at) bioforsk.no

Poland

Dr. Ing. Andrzej Lachacz    
Mazursko-Warminski University of Olsztyn
Department of Soil Science and Soil Protection
ul. Pl. Lodzki 3 bl. 40
PL-10 950 Olsztyn
POLAND
Phone: +48 89 523 3879
Fax: +48 89 523 4821
E-mail: andrzej.lachacz (at) uwm.edu.pl
Web: www.uwm.edu.pl/gleba/

Secretary
Dr. Pawel Sowinski
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Dept. of Soil Science and Soil Protection 
Pl. Lodzki 3 
PL-10 957 Olsztyn
POLAND
Phone: +48 89 523 4848
Fax: +48 89 523 4821
Mobile: +48 505 49 2141
E-mail: pawels (at) uwm.edu.pl
Web: www.uwm.edu.pl/gleba

Russia

Mr. Vladislav Pakhomov
JSC Rostopprom
Sadovaya Chernogryazskaya 8
Moscow 107996
RUSSIA
Phone: +7 495 607 3300
Fax: +7 495 607 3300
E-mail: pahomov (at) rostopprom.ru
Web: www.rostopprom.ru

Secretary
Mr. Ilya Tverdomed
JSC Rostopprom
Sadovaya Chernogryazkaya 8
Moscow 107996
RUSSIA
Phone: +7 495 2072332
Fax: +7 495 2072350
E-mail: tverdomed (at) rostopprom.ru

Sweden

Mr. Stefan Östlund new!
Neova AB
Box 1143
824 13 Hudiksvall
SWEDEN
E-mail: stefan.ostlund (at) neova.se
Phone: +46 650 547 417, +46 70 665 98 80

Secretariat
Mrs. Marie Kofod-Hansen 
Torvforsk
Torsgatan 12
S-111 23 Stockholm
SWEDEN
Phone: +46 8441 7073
Fax: +46 8441 7089
Mobile: +46 708 931 861
E-mail: marie.kofodhansen (at) torvforsk.se
Web: www.torvforsk.se


United Kingdom

Mr. R.A. Robertson
16 Airyhall Place
Aberdeen AB15 7RH
Phone: +44 1224 498200
Fax: +44 1224 311 556
E-mail: a.robertson (at) macaulay.ac.uk
Web: www.mluri.sari.ac.uk

Secretary
Prof. Jack Rieley
The Pingle
1 Closes Side Lane
East Bridgford
Nottingham NG13 8NA
UNITED KINGDOM 
Phone: +44 1949 20920
E-mail: jack.rieley (at) btinternet.com

USA

Mr. Donald N. Grubich
10105 White City Road
Britt, MN 55710
USA
Phone:  +1 218 741 2813
Fax: +1 218 741 2813
E-mail: dgrubich (at) dishmail.net

Secretary
Dr. Thomas J. Malterer
2201 Vermilion Road
Duluth MN 55803
USA
E-mail: tmaltere (at) nrri.umn.edu



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