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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    We deliver training courses and events for a range of audiences.
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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.

Member Survey Results

Member Survey Results

The Society is delighted to present the results of the survey distributed to members and non-members during Summer, collecting responses to help better understand members’ needs and guide future strategy. The purpose of the survey was to hear from respondents on the...

Welcome to the Society, ADAS!

Welcome to the Society, ADAS!

We are delighted to announce that ADAS have joined the Society as a Corporate Member! ADAS is the UK’s largest independent agricultural and environmental consultancy. ADAS began as the National Agricultural Advisory Service (NAAS) in 1946 to improve English and Welsh...

WASWAC-IUSS Position Paper sent to COP26

WASWAC-IUSS Position Paper sent to COP26

Soils in good health are an essential part of our life support system, along with the health and quality of our biodiversity, and the interface to the atmosphere and groundwater. Soil is an engine of the economy, but also a source of many ecosystem services, including...