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Forthcoming meetings

March 2015
Telephone Conference

Board Meeting #5 30 March 2015 – Telephone Conference.

Australia, January 2015
Geoscience Australia, Canberra, Australia

Board Meeting #4 19-21 January 2015 – Canberra, Australia.

Previous meeting reviews

October 2014
Telephone Conference

Board Meeting #3 06 October 2014 – Global Telephone Conference.

May 2014
Telephone Conference

Board Meeting #2 14 May 2014 – Global Telephone Conference.

USA, January 2014
The first meeting of the OneGeology Board took place on 22-24 January 2014 in Tucson, Arizona.

France, October 2013
The future of OneGeology meeting, 21–22 October 2013, Paris, France.

The meeting was held in Paris.

Australia, August 2012
The 5th meeting of the OneGeology Steering Group took place on 4 August 2012.

The meeting was held at the 34th International Geological Congress.

Japan, September 2011
The 4th meeting of the OneGeology Steering Group took place on 27 – 28 September 2011.

The meeting was held at International House, Tokyo.

Japan, April 2011
Teleconference on 7th April 2011

Due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the full Steering Group meeting has been postponed until later in the year. To progress urgent items on the agenda, a telephone conference was held.

New Zealand, April 2010
Third Steering Group Meeting: 15 - 16 April 2010, Wellington

The third meeting of the OneGeology Steering Group took place on 15 - 16 April 2010 at GNS Science, Avalon, Wellington, New Zealand. Please see the steering group page for information of your regional representative.

Teleconference on 26 November 2009 (second meeting)

Paris, April 2009
First Steering Group Meeting: 23 – 24 April 2009, Paris

The first meeting of the newly appointed Steering Group committee will take place in Paris on 23rd – 24th April 2009. Agenda items will include the governance structure of OneGeology, the sustainability of the initiative, Intellectual Property Rights and sponsorship.

Norway, August 2008
Pre-Steering Group advisory meeting

Because of the success of OneGeology and discussions between directors before and during the IGC the original Steering Group meeting had been broadened in scope and attendance.
  • Proposed Agenda:
    1. Introductions
    2. Brief update on status and progress – the scientific operational and technical aspects of OneGeology
    3. Discussion on options for the future governance model
  • Minutes

Previous Operational Management meetings

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.

EC logo

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.

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