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.

#Grounded

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.”

Find out how you can make a difference and be part of our campaign #Grounded.

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Latest News

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

£5,000 Early Career Interdisciplinary Grant

£5,000 Early Career Interdisciplinary Grant

We will be offering a grant of up to £5,000 to a team of early career professionals attending the World Congress of Soil Science 2022 who wish to develop their own ideas, build a track record in their chosen soil science discipline(s) and work in multi-disciplinary...

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021

Our 2021 Annual Report is now available, setting out the significant achievements we have made over the past year. This includes organising 26.5 training hours for members, sending 27 email updates, responding to five consultations and representing members as a...

Construction Code of Practice

Construction Code of Practice

The Society responded to the Construction Code of Practice for Sustainable Use of Soils on Construction Sites consultation being undertaken by CL:AIRE on behalf of Defra. The Society’s response focused on the importance of the code but highlighted the need for a...