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Division on Soil System Sciences (SSS)

President: Saskia Keesstra, sss@egu.eu
Deputy President: Antonio Jordán, ajordan@us.es

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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.

 

Living in the Soil

The comic living in the soil has been edited by the Regional Galician Council of Culture (Galicia, Spain) and the Galician section of the Spanish Society of Soil Science and coordinated by Dr. Montserrat Diaz Raviña (IIAG-CSIC). It has been published with the aim of making young people aware of soil and the need to protect it. On the occasion of the International Year of Soils (2015), the original Galician version has been adapted and re-edited in Spanish, English and Catalan.

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2017 SSS Awards

Click here to see all SSS Division awards and medals recipients since 2011.

2017 Philippe Duchaufour Medal

Peter Smith
(UK)

2017 SSS Division Outstanding Young Scientist Award

Vicky Arcenegui

Vicky Arcenegui
(Spain)

2016 SSS Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

Marco Antonio Jiménez-González

Marco Antonio Jiménez-González
(Spain)

Poster (PDF)

Ali Samet Öngen
(Turkey)

Poster (PDF)

Werner Mayerhofer
(Austria)

Poster (PDF)

 

 

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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

SOIL

Solid Earth

Biogeosciences

Earth Surface Dynamics

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems

 

Advances in
Geosciences

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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At the start of this month, the US president announced the country would be withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, a decision that rejects the overwhelming political and scientific consensus. The EGU reacted by strongly opposing this decision and reaffirming its support for the EGU scientific community and its science. EGU President Jonathan Bamber also wrote in defence of science in an opinion piece, a follow-up to the ‘Make Facts Great Again: how can scientists stand up for science?’ Union Symposium at the EGU 2017 General Assembly. An editorial about the session was also published in Nature Geoscience, highlighting the need not only for the public to trust in scientists, but also for scientists to trust the people.

In other news, the EGU has opened a call for financial support for training schools. If you’d like to organise a training school in the Earth, planetary or space sciences in 2018, please apply for funding from the EGU by 15 August 2017.

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