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.

Munich 2022


Technical Conference was held on 24 & 25 November 2022 in Munich (Germany)

The ISSS has successfully concluded the member AGM and a Technical Conference in Munich (Germany). Scientific and Individual Members present accepted financials, audit report and activity schedule as presented. In addition, a number of technical topics ranging from sustainability to track surfaces were discussed


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


World Athletics

Technical Documents of the World Athletics Certification Systems.

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FIFA have created a Football Technology website which now includes surfaces, quipment and technologies.

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The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has introduced updates to the Quality Programme for Hockey Turf.

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ISSS Membership


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

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