The organisers of the 33rd IGC invite you
to attend the Global launch of OneGeology
By best-selling author,
The launch will take place within the Global
Geology Plenary Symposium starting at 15:30.
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 is author of the bestselling book ‘The Map
that Changed the World’ about the life of the eminent geologist,
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.
Geological Surveys are pooling their expertise, data and knowledge
to deliver a web resource that can add value and make a difference
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.