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Previous events

France, October 2013

France, Paris — The future of OneGeology meeting

The OneGeology initiative, launched in 2007, is now at a point where it requires sustained support from a number of stakeholders. We have invited participation in the project through membership of the Consortium and have received positive indications and funding from 16+ surveys and also from IUGS.

21–22 October 2013

Russia, June 2013

Russia, St Petersburg — Technical working group meeting

5 June 2013

Ethiopia, January 2013

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa — Colloquium of African Geology

Tim Duffy is presenting OneGeology Web Services in Africa: progress and enhancements

8-14 January 2013

New Zealand, August 2012

New Zealand, Avalon — the 8th Technical Working Group meeting will be held at GNS Science.

More information on the TWG meetings page.

15 August 2012

Australia, August 2012

Australia, Brisbane — 34th International Geological Congress (IGC).

Including a Sustainable Mining Training Workshop

There will be a GeoHost scheme that will provide financial support to a limited number of young earth scientists and scientists who live and work or study in Africa to participate in the 34th IGC.

5 - 10 August 2012

Australia, August 2012

Australia, Brisbane — OneGeology Operational Management Group .

5 August 2012, 10:00 - 17:30

USA, May 2012

USA, Lakewood — USGIN/OneGeology Workshop .

The goal of this workshop is deploy new GeoSciML portrayal map services as part of a USGIN-sponsored OneGeology-United States collection of services.

3 - 4 May 2012

Australia, April 2012

Australia, Sydney — The Digital Soil Mapping conference.

Onegeology has been invited to present at this conference and an abstract has been submitted.

Bruce Simons, Geological Survey of Victoria, will be presenting on behalf of OneGeology.

10 - 13 April 2012

France, February 2012

France, Paris — UNESCO 40th anniversary of the International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP40).

Will take place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Onegeology will feature.

22 February 2012

USA, December 2011

USA, San Francisco — AGU, GeoSciML V3 will be released and 19 000 delegates expected.

Steve Richard attending

5 - 9 December 2011

Tanzania, December 2011

Tanzania, Dar es Salaam — GIRAF workshop 2011.

Kristine Asch attending

5 - 9 December 2011

USA, October 2011

USA, Minneapolis — 2011 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

Lee Allison, FR attending

9 - 12 October 2011

OneGeology participants may be interested in one of the short courses to be run at this conference:

Short Course 515: Setting up a GeoSciML data service to publish your geological map data

(Registration opens in mid-June. We will post the registration link as soon as it becomes available).

Saturday, 8 October 2011, 08:00 - 17:00

Cost: $50; includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Organizers: Arizona Geological Survey (OneGeology participant and data provider),, AGI, and YES Network

This course is aimed at graduate students and early-career faculty who are doing geological mapping projects and are interested in online data publication. GeoSciML is a standards-based data format that provides a framework for application-neutral encoding of geoscience thematic data and related spatial data. Using GeoSciML, you will learn how to set up a GeoSciML data service so that you can publish your geological mapping data in a vendor-neutral format that will allow for data exchange and interoperability. We will implement a basic OGC Web Feature Service using GeoSciML with an example dataset and a software stack using free, open-source software (PostGIS, Geoserver). Participants are required to bring their own laptops that are equipped with a wireless connection.

Japan, September 2011

Japan, Tokyo — The 4th meeting of the OneGeology Steering Group.

27 – 28 September 2011

Serbia, September 2011

Serbia, Belgrade — 17th Meeting of the Association of European Geological Societies (MAEGS-17) Geology in Digital Age

14 - 16 September 2011

Austria, September 2011

Austria, Salzburg — 2011 International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG)

5 - 9 September 2011

Germany, September 2011

Germany, Munich — German Geological Society meeting

Kristine Asch attending

1 - 9 September 2011

Colombia, August 2011

Colombia, Medellin — Latin American Congress

Jose Mendia attending

29 August - 2 September 2011

Australia, August 2011

Australia, Perth — OneGeology in Keynote speech at the 7th symposium of the International Society on Digital Earth

Ian Jackson attending

23 - 25 August 2011

Scotland, July 2011

Scotland, Edinburgh — 11th international symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. OneGeology will feature in the Plenary speeches.

10 - 16 July 2011

Scotland, July 2011

Scotland, Edinburgh — the next OneGeology Technical Working Group meeting

8 July 2011

Scotland, July 2011

Scotland, Edinburgh — the next OneGeology Operational Management Group meeting

1 July 2011

Scotland, June 2011

Scotland, Edinburgh — 2011 INSPIRE Conference

27 June - 1 July 2011

Namibia, May–June 2011

Namibia, Windhoek — The 26th Annual Conference of the Geoscience Information Consortium.

30 May - 4 June 2011

Senegal, April 2011

Senegal, Dakar — AEGOS Project meeting and final conference.

19 April 2011

Japan, April 2011

Japan, Tokyo — the next OneGeology Steering Group meeting will be hosted by the Geological Survey of Japan

5 - 6 April 2011

USA, February 2011

Denver, Colorado, USA — National Science Foundation workshop in Denver, Colorado. "Geo-Data Informatics: Exploring the Life Cycle, Citation and Integration of Geo-Data" workshop (GeoData 2011)

2 - 4 February 2011

South Africa, January 2011

South Africa, Johannesburg — 23rd Colloquium of African Geology (CAG23)

8 - 14 January 2011

OneGeology, AEGOS and GIRAF are planning a combined 'super-workshop' for this conference. Further details will be available on the OneGeology and CAG23 websites in due course.

China, November 2010

China, Beijing — GEO

3 - 5 November 2010

OneGeology will be featured as part of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) VII Plenary and GEO Ministerial Summit.

France, October 2010

France, Paris — OneGeology-Europe End of Project Workshop

27 October 2010

The workshop will be dedicated to presenting the project results to the consortium partners plus invited guests from the EC, user community and related projects.

Ghana, October 2010

Ghana, Accra — Technical working group meeting

8 October 2010

The next OneGeology global technical working group meeting will be held for half a day immediately after the two day AEGOS WP1/WP2 meeting in Accra, Ghana.

Further details to follow as they emerge.

Denmark, September 2010

Denmark, Copenhagen — OneGeology-Europe awareness seminar

13 September 2010

The European Environment Agency (EEA) in cooperation with EuroGeoSurveys and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) invites you to an awareness raising seminar on OneGeology-Europe.

Germany, August 2010

Germany, Berlin — Operational management group meeting

23 August 2010

Further details.

Hawaii, July 2010

Hawaii, Honolulu — 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

25 - 30 July 2010

Attending: Ian Jackson is presenting a paper "OneGeology: A PRAGMATIC APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS" in the session "International Open Standards for Geosciences"

Australia, July 2010

Australia, Canberra — The biannual Australian Earth Sciences Convention

4 - 8 July 2010

Attending: Geoscience Australia plan to attend, possibly have a OneGeology display/poster/presentation at the convention.

Poland, June 2010

Poland, Krakow – INSPIRE conference

22 - 25 June 2010

Attending: Ian Jackson, Francois Robida, John Broome will be presenting a paper "OneGeology – a simple but successful trans-national SDI project. Why?"

Canada, May 2010

Canada, Calgary — GeoCanada 2010

10 - 14 May 2010

Attending: Ian Jackson is giving an oral presentation "OneGeology – improving access to geoscience information on a global scale" in the session "GeoScience Information Management in a Spatially-Enabled Online World"

USA, May 2010

USA, New York — UN Group of Experts on Geographical Information Management

10 - 11 May 2010

Attending: Fraser Taylor is giving an oral presentation "Global Geographical Information Management: Some institutional and data sharing issues in integrating geospatial and statistical data" which will include OneGeology

Austria, May 2010

Austria, Vienna — EGU – European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010

02 – 07 May 2010

OneGeology-Europe submitted 2 abstracts to the EGU conference in Vienna 2-7 May 2010. There was a ‘fruits of IYPE’ session in which OneGeology featured as a keynote speech.

The abstract ‘OneGeology–improving access to geoscience globally’ was accepted in EG5/EOS14 for the EGU General Assembly 2010.

We are also very pleased that the YES (Young Earth Scientist) Network are holding a roundtable discussion session focussing on OneGeology and the importance of mapping in geosciences and the applications and models that they can apply to decision making processes.

New Zealand, April 2010

New Zealand, Wellington — OneGeology Steering Group meeting

15 - 16 April 2010


France, February 2010

France, Paris — CGMW General Assembly

15 - 16 February 2010

Attending: Ian Jackson will present OneGeology

Italy, January 2010

Italy, Ispra — GIGAS (GEOSS, INSPIRE, GMES, and SEIS) workshop

26 - 27 January 2010

OneGeology-Global and OneGeology-Europe people will be at the GIGAS (GEOSS, INSPIRE, GMES, and SEIS) workshop at European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy.

Opportunities for shaping a convergent evolution of GEOSS, INSPIRE and GMES

This GIGAS workshop, gives stakeholders of GEOSS, INSPIRE or GMES the opportunity to gain insight into and to influence the development of arrangements for interoperability within and between the initiatives. The aim is to achieve a common understanding of how to perform a concerted adoption of activities to influence and shape the evolution of GEOSS, INSPIRE, and GMES towards convergence. This will be discussed on both the strategic and technical levels.

USA, December 2009

USA, San Francisco — Fruits of IYPE – Implementing Long Term Activities (U12), IYPE wrap-up session at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference

14 - 18 December 2009

OneGeology has been invited to make a presentation. IYPE and CGMW will be participating to the exhibition

Portugal, November 2009

Portugal, Lisbon — Planet Earth Lisbon Event (IYPE)

19 – 22 November 2009

Africa, October 2009

Africa, Kampala — AfricasGIS 2009

26 - 30 October 2009

Attending: Francis Bertrand (BRGM) will be presenting OneGeology

China, October 2009

China, Beijing — Yes Congress 2009

25 - 28 October 2009

Chloe Wrighton (BGS) will present OneGeology at the first world Congress for Young Earth-Scientists

Italy, October 2009

Italy, Genoa — Festival della Scienza

23 October - 1 November 2009

17:00 29 October 2009 - OneGeology-Europe Awareness Seminar

30 October 2009 is the formal European Union review of their €2.6M grant to OneGeology-Europe. The 1GE Operational Management Group will attend to provide progress information to the EU panel and answer their questions.

USA, October 2009

USA, Portland — Geological Society of America annual meeting

18 - 21 October 2009

Attending: Ian Jackson is presenting OneGeology as an invited keynote speaker and technical speaker

Turkey, October 2009

Turkey, Istanbul — 3rd GEO European Projects Workshop

8 - 9 October 2009

Attending: Ian Jackson is presenting OneGeology-Europe

Canada, September 2009

Canada, Québec — The 5th OneGeology Technical Working Group meeting

25 September 2009 from 14:00 to 17:00 at the offices of the Geological Survey of Canada, in Québec hosted by GeoSciML consortium member Eric Boisvert.

China, September 2009

China, Bejing — 4th IGMA Workshop (International Geological Map of Asia)

24 - 28 September 2009

Attending: Manuel Pubellier (CGMW) will present the progress of OneGeology. An open discussion about the participation in OneGeology of the different geological surveys attending the workshop is planned. All the surveys of the region are invited to 4th IGMA Workshop.

Canada, September 2009

Canada, Québec — IUGS-CGI Interoperability Working Group meeting - GeoSciML v 3 development

21 - 25 September 2009

China, September 2009

China, Bejing — Earth in Action meeting

9 - 12 September 2009

Attending: Fraser Taylor (International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM) is giving a Keynote address

Italy, September 2009

Italy, Rimini — VII Italian Forum of Earth Sciences (Geoitalia 2009)

9 - 11 September 2009

Marco Pantaloni & Carlo Cipolloni (ISPRA) will present 'Scientific and educational characters of the OneGeology project'

The Netherlands, September 2009

The Netherlands, Amsterdam — Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research data management and geographic information meeting

7 - 9 September 2009

Attending: Ian Jackson is presenting OneGeology

Japan, September 2009

Japan, Okayama — Annual Meeting of Geological Society of Japan

5 September 2009

Attending: Koji Wakita is presenting OneGeology

India, August 2009

India, Delhi — NDR9 (National Data Repository) global meeting

31 August - 3 September 2009

Attending: Ian Jackson is presenting OneGeology