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The 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.

Is Playing on Synthetic Turf Surfaces Safe?

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 are available at


FIFA Update

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

ISSS - International Association for Sports Surface Sciences
8264 Eschenz / Switzerland, Baelisteigstr. 2
email: info@isss-sportsurfacescience.org