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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?



Join the SSS Division


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

Dácil Unzué Belmonte

Pauline Fanguin

Christine Brings



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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September brought important EGU news, from changes to EGU publications to the launch of the call for proposals for EGU Galileo conferences. In addition, EGU Science Policy Fellow Sarah Connors has started working for the Union, increasing the size of the EGU Executive Office team from six to seven members. Sarah will be working to implement science-policy related activities for EGU scientists. Finally, if you are an early career scientist, check out the links in this newsletter marked with [ECS] as they are of particular relevance to researchers in the earlier stages of their careers (but may also be of interest to more senior scientists)!

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