UK Soil Observatory (UKSO) has won the Excellence with Impact Award in Geospatial Excellence from the Association for Geographic Information (AGI). AGI describe this award as recognising projects which have achieved outstanding success or impact, measured against societal, humanitarian, environmental or financial benchmarks.
Training course running from 23rd to 25th February 2015 at the Natural History Museum, London.
Open to all PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and early-career scientists in a related field of study. Priority is given to those with NERC-funding (PhD or current). Maximum of 16 places are available. This workshop is fully funded by NERC and all costs (travel, daily lunch, refreshments, and accommodation) are covered.
Attendees to the Agricultural Land Classification (England and Wales) Training Course will be eligible for the following;
42 CPD Credits (as authorised by the Society of Biology)
12 BASIS points (e8 pd4)
Further details of the course can be found here
Cranfield University in collaboration the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) and the James Hutton Institute (JHI) with be hosting a NERC advanced training course in soil science at Cranfield University campus. The course will
run from Monday, 2nd March 2015 to Friday 6th March 2015.
On behalf of the Society Professor Lorna Dawson talked to the Islam Channel'sLiving the Life programme about various burial methods and decomposition.
The Muslim practice is to bury the dead in a cloth shroud and Professor Dawson will help assess the impact this might have on our environment, as opposed to casket burials.
If you missed the show then you can now see it on YouTube