The advancement of soil science

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The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) is an established international membership organisation committed to the study of soil in its widest aspects. The society brings together those working within academia, practitioners implementing soil science in industry and all those working with, or with an interest in soils.

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British Society of Soil Science

Research on soils and enhanced understanding and engagement with soils is essential for agricultural, landscaping, construction, remediation, conservation and archaeological projects, as well as policy direction on critical topics such as climate change.

We promote research and education, both academically and in practice, and build collaborative partnerships to help safeguard our soil for the future.

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The advancement of soil science

The World Congress of Soil Science 2022

We are delighted to host the World Congress of Soil Science from 31 July to 5 August 2022 at the SEC, Glasgow.



To support the Society’s aim of highlighting the importance of soil in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our four new videos have been released in conjunction with the World Congress of Soil Science 2022.

The awareness-raising videos provide an overview of the importance of soil, based on the evidence-base.


Latest News

Our latest news, position statements and consultation responses are set out below.

Meet the Team at WCSS22

Meet the Team at WCSS22

During the World Congress of Soil Science, we will be hosting some special sessions on the BSSS stand and invite our members to join us!   Monday 1 August @ 1.00 – 3.00pm – Book Signing with authors of The Fragile Skin, John Hollis and Dr Allan Lilly Monday 1...

Registration now open for the Contamination & Geotech Expo 2022

Registration now open for the Contamination & Geotech Expo 2022

Tickets can now be secured for the Contamination & Geotech Expo, the UK’s leading event for contaminated land, air and water which takes place on 14-15 September 2022 at the NEC, Birmingham. You can secure your FREE ticket here. This year event organisers, ROAR...

Soil Matters is here!

Soil Matters is here!

We are pleased to announce the next issue our members’ magazine, Soil Matters, is now available on our website and to gain access, please log in to your member account. Should you require a print version of the magazine, we have a limited number of copies available so...