The Norwegian geosite database: An educational resource for field course planning and documentation.

The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) operates a geological database for geoheritage expressed in “geosites” [norw.: geosteder].

The Norwegian geosite database: An educational resource for field course planning and documentation.

The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) operates a geological database for geoheritage expressed in “geosites” [norw.: geosteder].

The Norwegian geosite database: An educational resource for field course planning and documentation.

The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) operates a geological database for geoheritage expressed in “geosites” [norw.: geosteder].

The Norwegian geosite database: An educational resource for field course planning and documentation.

The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) operates a geological database for geoheritage expressed in “geosites” [norw.: geosteder].

The Norwegian geosite database: An educational resource for field course planning and documentation.

The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) operates a geological database for geoheritage expressed in “geosites” [norw.: geosteder].

The Norwegian geosite database: An educational resource for field course planning and documentation.

The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) operates a geological database for geoheritage expressed in “geosites” [norw.: geosteder].

The Norwegian geosite database: An educational resource for field course planning and documentation.

The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) operates a geological database for geoheritage expressed in “geosites” [norw.: geosteder].

Educational Resources
Outreach

These are sites which represents geodiversity, containing particular value for science, education and tourism/experiences. The database is currently undergoing a major development to provide value assessments and adjustable map viewers. NGU is currently also developing webapps for input from third parties.

This geoheritage database is also of great value for the scientific community and for the tourism industry, it points to places of scientific interest and can attract both local and international interest from the geological layman. The database particularly aims at land-use planners in order to address sites worth protecting in impact assessments.

The database is a valuable asset for planning educational excursions, by documenting sites of interest for future education on different levels. Each geosite points to a fact sheet with several resources as e.g. geological description, images, references and usage. NGU would like to cooperate with iEarth  to continue to improve the database for all mentioned purposes.

The Norwegian geosite database:

Link to the web map server (in Norwegian): https://geo.ngu.no/kart/geologiskarv_mobil/

Click on the map to get to the web server

What is a geosite and how do we assess it?

Link to information on geosites as concept (in Norwegian): https://www.ngu.no/emne/geologisk-arv

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Published
March 25, 2022
Last updated
March 30, 2022