"Soils in Space and Time" is one of the key issues documenting the variability of the pedosphere. Soils are so variable. But all of us have a limited experience. Therefore it is of utmost importance to exchange knowledge from time to time and from place to place.
Division I was established by IUSS pedologists working in related fields of soil morphology, micromorphology, soil genesis, soil geography and soil classification. Division I aims to bring these disciplines together to join their efforts in order to improve and communicate their knowledge. Especially the dynamic new commissions paleopedology and pedometrics can add substantial new methods and findings to improve our work. This particularly holds true also for the IUSS working groups feeling related to Division I like Acid Sulphate Soils, Cryosols, Digital Soil Mapping, Forest Soils, Land Degradation, Proximal soil sensors, Salt affected soils, Soil monitoring, Urban soils, Universal Soil Classification and WRB.