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Global launch

Global launch of OneGeology

6 August: Hall B - 16:00

The organisers of the 33rd IGC invite you to attend the Global launch of OneGeology

By best-selling author, Simon Winchester

The launch will take place within the Global Geology Plenary Symposium starting at 15:30.

The prime objectives of OneGeology are: to make geological map data accessible on the Internet, to accelerate the interoperability of geoscience data, and to share know-how and expertise in digital map web delivery.
Simon Winchester
Simon Winchester is author of the bestselling book ‘The Map that Changed the World’ about the life of the eminent geologist, William Smith.

At a time when trans-national environmental problems, in particular climate change, have never had a higher profile, combining and sharing our experience and assets is essential.
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Geological Surveys are pooling their expertise, data and knowledge to deliver a web resource that can add value and make a difference globally.

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In 17 short months OneGeology has proved its capacity to increase the accessibility of geological data, improve its interoperability and consistency, transfer know-how and raise the international profile of geoscience.

OneGeology is an International Year of Planet Earth flagship initiative of 80 Geological Surveys around the world, supported by the major global geoscience bodies.