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Division on Soil System Sciences (SSS)

President: Saskia Keesstra,
Deputy President: Antonio Jordán,

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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.


Did you know that 2015 is the International Year of Soils?


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2015 SSS Awards

2015 Philippe Duchaufour Medal

Ingrid Kögel-Knabner

2015 Division Outstanding Young Scientists Award

Paulo Pereira

2014 SSS Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Awards

Roman Hüppi

Poster (PDF)

Dácil Unzué Belmonte

Poster (PDF)

Pauline Fanguin

Poster (PDF)

Christine Brings

Poster (PDF)



Soils at Imaggeo: shoot your soil!

Amazing soil pictures? Are you a photoartist? Share your work at Imaggeo, the open-access image repository of EGU.

Lorena M. Zavala (Univ. of Sevilla) holds a soil
aggregate composed of organic matter from a
peatland from the Wicklow Mountains (Ireland)

Soil publications


Solid Earth


Earth Surface Dynamics

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems


Advances in

Geoscientific Model Development

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics

Check also:

Geophysical Research Abstracts


Current issue of the EGU newsletter

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The call for abstracts for the EGU 2016 General Assembly is now open: make sure to submit your abstract by 13 January 2016, 13:00 CET. If you would like to apply for funding from the EGU to attend, please submit your abstract within the next few days, by 1 December. This month the EGU has also open a call for proposals for EGU 2016 co-sponsored meetings and has announced a new grant scheme for EGU members interested in developing an outreach and public engagement project. Also ongoing are the EGU elections: 2015 EGU members are invited to vote for the next EGU President/Vice-President and General Secretary by 4 December.

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