Division on Soil System Sciences (SSS)
Soil is the interface between the crust and atmosphere, and is the basis of life on earth. The impact of Soil Science to the society has probably never been as high as it is currently. The importance of soils in the Earth System must make us, the soil scientists, more noticeable at the EGU.
The aim of the SSS is to coordinate the EGU scientific programme on Soil Science and related activities. The SSS contributes actively with EGU by promoting scientific interchange and dissemination of activity carried out by members.
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2014 Division Awards & Medals
|Philippe Duchaufour Medal|
The 2014 Philippe Duchaufour Medal is awarded to Johan Six for his fundamental contributions to soil science through studies of biogeochemical cycling, aggregatGe and soil organic matter dynamics.
|Division Outstanding Young Scientists Award|
The 2014 Division Outstanding Young Scientists Award is awarded to Markus Steffens for important contributions to soil science, particularly the estimation of horizontal and vertical heterogeneity in soils.
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Soils at Imaggeo: shoot your soil!
Soil scientists are strongly encouraged to submit photos to, the open-access image repository of EGU.
SOIL launched at 2014 European Geosciences Union Meeting
The European Geosciences Union launched a new journal, SOIL, during their annual meeting in Vienna. SOIL is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality research in the soil system sciences. The journal especially values papers that go beyond disciplinary boundaries and/or highlight the interactions and feedbacks between the soil system and other Earth system components. SOIL is open access, uses an open and transparent review process and publication fees will be waived for the first two years. Additional information can be found and articles can be submitted at.
Current issue of the EGU newsletter
April was a very busy but rewarding month at the EGU. From 12 to 17 April in Vienna, we celebrated A Voyage through Scales at the 2015 EGU General Assembly, a meeting which has received extremely positive feedback and excellent media coverage. Over 11,800 Earth, planetary and space scientists from around the world presented and discussed geoscientific research in close to 600 sessions. Find out more about the Assembly, and some of the research presented at the conference, by following the links below.
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