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Job opening for geologist at VPO

on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 08:55

The Planning Bureau for the Environment and Spatial Development of the Flemish Government (VPO) is looking for a geologist for the deep subsurface.

Job applications can be sent until June 5th, more information is available here.

Field trip 27 March 2020: Revised stratigraphy of the Eifelian

on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 08:12

On Friday 27th of March 2020, Geologica Belgica organises a one-day field trip visiting several outcrops of the Eifelian in the south of Belgium. More information can be found in the flyer and the recent paper by Julien Denayer, who will be the field trip guide. Registration is mandatory, before Friday 20th of March, by contacting julien.denayer(at)

Call for reporting temporary outcrops

on Fri, 02/07/2020 - 08:04

In the framework contract VLA17-4.1, the VPO (Vlaams Planbureau Omgeving) is subcontracting assignments for describing and documenting temporary outcrops with geological value ( These can be construction sites, but also active or abandoned quarries. Until now, five outcrops have been documented and a sixth is ongoing (Langenberg, Diest). The results can be consulted in the DOV-explorer, by performing a search for "VLA17" in the drillings layer.

Report of the NCS meeting 16/12/2019 online

on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:34

The report of the NCS meeting of 16/12/2019 is now available online, and is to be approved at the next meeting.

New geological and hydrogeological model for the Flemish Region

on Tue, 01/14/2020 - 12:08

VPO and VMM have presented a new geological and hydrogeological model for the subsurface of the Flemish Region, made by VITO. For the first time these models are compatible and use the same basis. The new model is an update of the previous hydrogeological model of 2007 and geological 3D-model of 2013. The new model is available on the DOV website at, and was presented at the DOV worksop on 13/12/2019.

Change of the NCS board

on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:10

After many years the president of the NCS, Noël Vandenberghe, has decided to pass on his duties. Bernard Mottequin, working at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, accepted the task to follow in his footsteps and his candidacy was approved by the Belgian National Committee of Geological Sciences in October 2018. In the course of 2018, the secretary of the NCS, Jacques Verniers, and the webmaster, Marleen De Ceukelaire, have gradually transferred their activities to Kris Welkenhuysen, also working at the RBINS.

STRATI 2019 - second circular

on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 19:38
Upcoming: 3rd International Congress on Stratigraphy - 2-5 July 2019, Milano, Italy
The second circular of Strati 2019 has been released and it is available on the website

The ICS chart moves onwards and outwards

on Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:18

From the IUGS E-bulletin 145: "The ICS chart moves onwards and outwards" by Prof. David A.T. Harper, Chair, International Commission on Stratigraphy.

The ratification, by the IUGS, of five new stages spanning the entire Phanerozoic has been recently reported in the bulletin and the ICS chart updated (version 2018/07, see But the global reach of the chart is also expanding with over 15 translations now available, covering much of the globe.

3rd International Congress on Stratigraphy

on Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:35

Upcoming: 3rd International Congress on Stratigraphy - 2-5 July 2019, Milano, Italy

After the 1st edition in Lisbon in 2013 and the second edition organized in Graz in 2017, the next international stratigraphy conference will be held in Milano 2-5 July, 2019. The First Circular has been published and can be consulted at the Congress website.

The program covers a very wide range of stratigraphic topics: History of Stratigraphy, Stratigraphic tools, Erathemes-Systems-Series and Stages, Stratigraphy of carbonates and carbonate platforms, Stratigraphy of volcanoes and volcanic areas, Antarctic and

Paleogene-Neogene April 2018 meeting report online

on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 12:10

The meeting report of Paleogene-Neogene commission of 20/042017 (to be approved) is now available online.