The Scottish Soils Discussion Group was recently re-formed, and is intended to encourage interest and discussion, and to foster ideas and debate in relation to Scottish soils. We aim to provide a forum for people from science, industry and other interest groups to share ideas and discuss problems. Our activities include the organisation of events and aiding the flow of soil-related information between and within BSSS and other groups.
Group Chair: Dr Matt Aitkenhead (James Hutton Institute) and Dr Sarah Buckingham (Scotland’s Rural College)
Group Secretary: Dr Jennifer Carfrae (Scotland’s Rural College)
Group Treasurer: Dr Nikki Baggerly
Contaminated sites have become one of the largest global problems of the present time. This has also placed them high on the agenda of the European Union.
This conference aims to provide space for discussion, knowledge exchange among experts from government/non-government organizations, public and private sector, praxis, science and academic sector.
The main topics of the conference are legislation strategies, policies, research methodologies, risks analysis, remediation methods and technologies, as well as awareness in contaminated sites management.
The programme is available at: http://contaminated-sites.sazp.sk/node/57
There is no registration fee for pre-registered participants: Coffee breaks, lunches, Gala dinner, congress kit, scientific programme and conference proceedings are included free of charge.
Please register in advance at http://contaminated-sites.sazp.sk/node/56 Note: Accommodation and travel expenses are not covered by organisers.
The call for papers is now open - the deadline for abstracts is 15 April: http://contaminated-sites.sazp.sk/node/53
Members of the Scottish Soils Discussion Group are invited to this event being organised by the Midland Soil Discussion Group:
"POTENTIAL OF BIOSOLIDS AND ANAEROBIC DIGESTATE FOR SUSTAINING SOIL FERTILITY"
The workshop includes a guided tour of a commercial Anaerobic Organic Wastes Digestion Facility near Stafford in the morning, followed by presentations on the subject area in the afternoon at Keele University.
When: Wednesday March 09, 2016 (9.30 am to ~5 pm).
Venue: Keele University
To register your attendance, please, follow the link below:
Soapbox Science is an annual public science communication event that transforms public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate. The event follows the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate. With Soapbox Science, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists.
Soils in the Digital Age – 5th December 2014
This meeting will be held at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) King’s Buildings in Edinburgh, from 09.30 till 16.00 on Friday the 5th of December, to celebrate World Soil Day and the first day of the United Nations International Year of Soils. Go to http://www.soils.org.uk/event/379 for further information about the event and how to register!
Phd student Marianne Kuntz (firstname.lastname@example.org) has agreed to take on the role of student representative for the SSDG. Marianne is in her second year and has this to say about her thesis:
The 2015 Early Career researchers’ (ECR) conference will be held at the University of York on the 7th and 8th of April.
Running since 1986, this conference brings together vibrant PhD students in the area of soil science.
An important aim of the ECR conference is to provide a platform for early career researchers to present their work and network with their peers and colleagues. This conference is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for students to showcase, discuss and disseminate their work in a formal setting.