The International Association for Sports Surface Science (ISSS) is an Association of technical experts involved in the investigation, development and testing of sports surfaces. Members of the Association may be individuals, scientific institutes, testing laboratories, sports federations or public authorities.

All Members are independent of the industries involved in the manufacture, supply and installation of these surfaces. However technical experts from these companies are invited to support and join the working groups of ISSS.

Cagliari 2018


Technical Conference was held on 25 & 26 October 2018 in Cagliari, Italy, Sardinia

The ISSS has successfully concluded the AGM and the Technical Conference in Cagliari. Scientific and Individual Members present accepted financials, audit report and activity schedule as presented.


Is Playing on Synthetic Turf Surfaces Safe?


This infographic presents a technical overview to help parents, councils and sporting organisations make informed decisions regarding the safety of synthetic turf surfaces.



Technical Documents of the IAAF Certification Systems.

Find Out More

FIFA Update

FIFA have created a Football Technology website which now includes turf, balls, Goal-Line Technology, Video Assistant Referee etc.

Find Out More


The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has intreduced an update to the Quality Programme for Hockey Turf.

Find Out More

ISSS Membership


Become and ISSS member and join a network of scientific and individual members specialised in sports surfaces science and testing.

Member - Signup