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Operational management meetings

Forthcoming meetings

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Previous meeting reviews

Australia, August 2012
OneGeology Operational Management Group Meeting 2012

The 2012 meeting of the Operational Management Group was held in August at the International Geological Congress in Brisbane.

Sunday 5th August 2012: 10:00 - 17.30.

Scotland, July 2011
OneGeology Operational Management Group Meeting 2011

Buenos Aires, July 2009
SEGEMAR hosted the 2009 OneGeology Operational Management Meeting on Thursday July 2 and Friday July 3 in Buenos Aires.

The "Asociacion de los Servicios de Geología y Minería Iberomaericanos" (ASMGI) has agreed that the Servicio Geológico Minero Argentino (SEGEMAR) would host the 2009 OneGeology Operational Management Meeting on Thursday July 2 and Friday July 3 in Buenos Aires.

Attendees of the 2009 Operational Management Group meeting in Buenos Aires

Norway, August 2008
14th August 0900 - 1200 – 33rd IGC, Oslo.

The 3rd meeting of the Operational Management Group was held on the 14th August at the IGC, Oslo.

Europe, March 2008 - update
OneGeology-Europe Proposal to the EC.

21 European geological surveys have submitted a 3.25€ million OneGeology-Europe proposal to the EC for funding under the eContentplus programme. The proposal has received a very positive technical and scientific evaluation and subject to negotiations to take place in Luxembourg on 10th April, is looking likely to be funded. The project could start as early as June 2008.

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France, March 2008
The second meeting of the Operational Management Group was held in Paris on 1st March 2008.

The meeting was attended by 17 participants and included discussion and action on the following topics: funding and support, communication and website, organisation, governance, roles and responsibilities, and planning for the 33rd IGC.

Why did we choose to hold the OneGeology meeting at the Place de la République?

  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity is the motto of the French Republic
  • What about OneGeology?
    • Liberty to access geologic maps,
    • Equality of all participants in the initiative,
    • Fraternity through the Buddy system,
    • ... and Interoperability
Liberté Egalité Fraternité Interopérabilité
Liberté Egalité Fraternité Interopérabilité


UK, February 2008
Commonwealth meeting on 26th February 2008 at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, UK.

Eleven directors of Commonwealth geological surveys met at BGS in Keyworth. As part of their visit they were given a presentation on OneGeology. As a result several new nations are now participating in OneGeology.


Japan, 25 January 2008
CCOP OneGeology Kick-off Meeting.

The kick-off meeting introduced the outline of the OneGeology Initiative and discussed how to organize the project among the CCOP Member Countries.
The meeting was held at the Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan.
(CCOP = Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia)

Canada, November 2007
The first Operational Management meeting was held at the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa on 2nd and 3rd November 2007.

The meeting was attended by 21 representatives from many nations and was highly successful. Discussions encompassed a number of key issues including:
  • obtaining funding
  • strategies for technical and practical assistance where needed
  • intellectual property rights
  • communication.

All presentations and documents from the meeting can be accessed from the downloads page.

UK, March 2007
The Brighton Workshop.

The kick-off meeting was held on the 12–16 March 2007, where 81 geoscientists from 43 countries across the world gathered to consider a proposition – would they be prepared to collaborate to create a global geological map dataset? See the 'how will we do it?' pages for more information.

Operational Management Group Documentation

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