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.

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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.

Zoom into Soil: Soil Organic Matter

Zoom into Soil: Soil Organic Matter

Following the success of the Zoom into Soil webinars in 2020, the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) is delighted to announce the latest in the lunchtime series. Zoom into Soil: Soil Organic Matter, hosted by BSSS’ South East England Soil Discussion Group...

Funding Available from KTN UK and UKRI

Funding Available from KTN UK and UKRI

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy via KTN UK is looking to invest up to £70m in Direct Air Capture and other potential Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies that could be deployed in the UK. This competition is to support the development of...

Latest International Union of Soil Sciences Updates

Latest International Union of Soil Sciences Updates

Launched in the run-up to World Soil Day 2020, the IUSS, FAO and GSP ran a book contest on soil biodiversity in order to give visibility to the importance of soil organisms and raise awareness on the urgency of protecting soil biodiversity. With over 100 books from 60...