BSSS to host 2022 World Congress of Soil Science in Glasgow!

WCSS bid team
12th June 2014

Today at the 20th World Congress of Soil Science the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) has awarded the 2022 World Congress to the British Society of Soil Science.  The 20th World Congress of Soil Science is currently taking place at the International Convention Centre, Jeju Island, South Korea.  Entitled “Soils embrace life and universe” the congress celebrates the 90th anniversary of the IUSS.

New Site Launches!

7th June 2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new look website. The new site is sleek and stylish and is full of new features,  imagery and refreshed copy to make the site more user-friendly and encourage user interaction from Members and non-Members alike. 

1st Meeting of The European Soil Partnership

1st ESP Meeting 2014
21st May 2014

On 31 October, the Global Soil Partnership Secretariat convened a workshop to discuss about the establishment of the European Soil Partnership. The Berlin communiqué was prepared  by the participants GSP partners and agreed to establish the European Soil Partnership whose Secretariat is based in Ispra, Italy. Also, the establishment of a Sub-regional Soil Partnership within the European Soil Partnership whose Secretariat would be based in Moscow, Russian Federation was endorsed.

UK Soil Observatory Launched

10th April 2014

UK Soil Observatory (UKSO) online web portal will be formally launched today (April 10th 2014). The portal represents a collobaration of a number of institutions including; the James Hutton Institute (JHI); the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI); the British Geological Survey (BGS); Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH); Cranfield University and Rothamsted Research to produce an online national and regional soil cartographic mapping, monitoring and data  resource.

Scottish Soils Website Launch

10th December 2013

A website, which brings together information on one of Scotland’s most valuable natural assets, has now gone live.

The Scotland’s Soils website will provide land managers, public bodies, the scientific community and members of the public with online access to decades of data relating to our soils for the first time.