Title: IPSS Working with Soil scheme 
Resource Type: document --> standards and protocols 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2011 
Availability: Scheme for Professional Competency in Soil Science 
Author 1/Producer: Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS) 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Publisher: IPSS 
Publisher City: UK 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.soilscientist.org/workingwithsoil  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Excavation
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Soil-->Soil quality
Short description: Professional soil science conducted under contract will very often involve one or more of the following generic activities. •The investigation of soils in the field and their consistent description according to a recognised scheme, •The interpretation of soil profiles, properties and conditions, soil maps and/or other soil, earth science, climatic or topographic data and information to guide the current or future use and/or management of land for a range of interests. •The identification of the soil resources at a site prior to their excavation, storage and eventual re-instatement The work may be at a site-specific, local, regional or national scale and may range across local land practice to national and international policy development and regulation. This document introduces a scheme, Working with Soil, that sets out minimum qualifications, skills and knowledge which the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists considers necessary for scientists and engineers working on the above identified aspects of soil science. Eight documents form the first release and identify minimum competencies for the foundation skills of field soil investigation and a number of commonly conducted tasks. 
Long description: AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS Introduction Introduction to Working with soil Wider context Wider context of Working with Soil Values Value of Working wih Soil PCSS Document 1 Foundation skills in field soil investigation, description and interpretation PCSS Document 2 Agricultural land classification (England and Wales) PCSS Document 3 Soil science in integrated soil and water management PCSS Document 4 Soil science in soil handling and restoration PCSS Document 5 Soil science in land evaluation and planning PCSS Document 6 Soil science in the establishment, management and/or conservation of natural habitats and ecosystems PCSS Document 7 Soil science for the application of organic materials to land PCSS Document 8 Soil science in landscape design and construction Supporting Organisations Supporting organisations of the scheme Complete set Complete Working With Soil Scheme Documents 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 21/07/2011

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