A single voice for soil science
6th April 2010
Today the British Society of Soil Science and the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists united to form a single voice for Soil Science. Kathryn Allton Executive Officer of the British Society of Soil Science said “The creation of a single soil science organisation will enable stronger, more effective representation and help support all aspects of soil science into the future”.
The creation of a single organisation to represent soil science has been supported by members of both the original unincorporated bodies who voted unanimously in favour of the merger at separate Annual General Meetings in 2009. The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS), which is a registered charity, will build on the heritage and reputation of the two organisations to champion the study and development of soil science, and provide expert guidance and opinion. The Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS) will continue to support the needs of the professional membership, especially as the body licensed to award Chartered Scientist status to members, and will retain its distinct identity as a trading name of the British Society of Soil Science.
The staff and associates of Land Research Associates, who are currently members of both organisations, fully support the new status of BSSS and the maintenance of professional standards that will continue to be championed by IPSS.
For further information contact Dr Kathryn E Allton. Tel: 01234 752983 Email: email@example.com
About the British Society of Soil Scientists
The British Society of Soil Science is a membership organisation and a charity whose mission is “to advance the study of soil and to promote a better understanding of soil, nationally and internationally”. Together with its professional body the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS), the Society will achieve this through:
- Promoting the understanding, relevance and use of soil science and the dissemination of research findings
- Enhancing soil education and developing soil scientists
- Supporting standards of practice
Please also see BSSS Strategic Plan 2010-2015 (http://www.soils.org.uk/) and Charity No.1134456
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