About the Austrian Soil Science Society

The Austrian Soil Science Society (OEBG) was founded in spring 1954 upon initiative of professors of the “Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur” (Agricultural University), Vienna and senior executives of the Federal Institutes for Agricultural Chemistry.

The aim of the Society is defined in §2 of its Rules: „The Society, which is a non-profit organisation, aims at furthering all branches of soil science in Austria.“

The Austrian Soil Science Society is a registered scientific society, whose members are mainly physical persons, but also institutions, who strive to extend their knowledge of soil science besides their professional activities.

Its members, therefore, are mainly persons who work for various Austrian institutions concerned with soil, e.g. soil assessment, soil mapping, universities, agricultural and silvicultural experimental stations, research institutes, industrial companies, agricultural and silvicultural consultants and agricultural unions.