The advancement of soil science

Investing in a future for everyone

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.

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Soils are our past, present and future

The biggest global challenges to do with our climate and the state our planet, have soil at the heart.”

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Latest News

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

Update from Global Soil Partnership

Update from Global Soil Partnership

FAO Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI) and the Science-Policy Interface of the United Nations Convention to Combat...

New Guidance Note: Applying for a CSCS Card

New Guidance Note: Applying for a CSCS Card

The Society has launched a new Guidance Note to support members applying for or renewing a Construction Skills Certification Skills (CSCS) card. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the training and qualifications for the job...

Midlands Soil Discussion Group Annual Meeting

Midlands Soil Discussion Group Annual Meeting

Join the Midlands Soil Discussion Group for an afternoon of soil discussion on 24 March from 2:00pm to 4:45pm. The free virtual meeting is for BSSS members who are also part of MSDG. It will include a presentation from invited speaker, Professor Martin Broadley,...