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André Dumont Medal 2020 awarded to Markus Aretz

on Fri, 09/04/2020 - 11:39

On Thursday 17th of September 2020, the Geologica Belgica André Dumont Medal 2020 will be awarded to Markus Aretz from the Université Paul Sabatier, France. The ceremony will take place at the Geology Depratment, B18 Allée du Six-Août, Sart Tilman, 4000 Liège. Information and registration at julien.denayer[at]uliege.be.

Field trip 2 October 2020: The revised stratigraphy of the Eifelian

on Fri, 09/04/2020 - 11:31

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the earlier announced the Geologica Belgica field trip visiting several outcrops of the Eifelian in the south of Belgium will now take place on the 2nd of October 2020. More information can be found in on the Geologica Belgica website and the recent paper by Julien Denayer, who will be the field trip guide. Registration is mandatory, before Friday 18th of September, by contacting julien.denayer(at)uliege.be.

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)uliege.be.

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 (https://dov.vlaanderen.be/page/tijdelijke-ontsluitingen). 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 www.dov.vlaanderen.be, 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 www.strati2019.it

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 http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale). But the global reach of the chart is also expanding with over 15 translations now available, covering much of the globe.

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