The role of the British Geological Survey in the history of geoconservation

McMillan, Andrew. 2008 The role of the British Geological Survey in the history of geoconservation. In: Burek, C V; Prosser, C D, (eds.) The history of geoconservation. London, The Geological Society of London, 103-112, 312pp. (Special Publications of the Geological Society, London, 300, 300).

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Over its 172 year history, the British Geological Survey (formerly the Geological Survey of Great Britain) has, through underpinning core activities, its archive and databases and its experienced field staff, provided the geological basis for geoconservation. Evolving activities of the Survey from primary survey and collecting to revision mapping to 3D/4D-modelling reflect changing national needs. In turn, BGS has developed its capability to provide new geological interpretations and a range of publications raising the profile of Earth sciences, both for professionals and for the popular market. Today, BGS’s input through networks to geodiversity projects and to newly designated regions such as Geoparks marks a major transition towards a proactive geoconservation agenda in the twenty-first century.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
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Programmes: BGS Programmes 2008 > Geology and Landscape Scotland
ISBN: 9781862392540
Additional Keywords: Geoconservation, Geodiversity audit, Geopark, Geological Survey, Collections, Regionally important geological sites Sites of Special Scientific Interest, built heritage
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 03 Sep 2008 10:03 +0 (UTC)

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