UK Soil Observatory win an award

14th November 2014

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.

Soils and regolith: from parent rock to critical resource

13th November 2014

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.


15th October 2014

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