Eurogeosurveys: From a non-profit association to a geological service for europe

J. Vidovic, Y. Schavemaker, T. Witteman, J. Tulstrup, S. van Gessel, K. Piessens, S. Solar

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    EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) is a not-for-profit organization representing 37 national geological surveys and some regional surveys; it has an overall workforce of several thousand experts. EGS members provide official, interoperable, homogeneous, reliable, INSPIRE (infrastructure for spatial information in the European Community)-compliant public data on the subsurface for the benefit of society in terms of circular economy development, sustainable management of the subsurface resources, understanding and combatting climate change and the development of infrastructures and mitigation of geology-related natural hazards. The EGS is committed to establishing a geological service for Europe based on three pillars: (1) joint research with impact on EU policy level, which is being implemented through the GeoERA programme (Establishing the European Geological Surveys Research Area to deliver a Geological Service for Europe); (2) harmonizing and sharing pan-European geological data, through the European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI); and (3) sharing knowledge, capacities and infrastructure, through the pan-African support to the EGS-Organi-zation of African Geological Surveys (OAGS) Partnership (PanAfGeo project). The EGS will continue to support the EU in its transition to a low-carbon, climate-neutral, resource-efficient, socially and environmentally resilient economy, in full compliance with the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe changing role of geological surveys
    EditorsP.R. Hill, D. Lebel, M. Hitzman, M. Smelror, H. Thorleifson
    PublisherGeological Society of London
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-78620-476-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Publication series

    SeriesGeological Society Special Publication

    Programme Area

    • Programme Area 1: Data


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