Other societies and weblinks

Sites which have connections with the Geologists’ Association

UK Geology

Non-GA Geological Trusts & Groups

Geoparks

University Geology Departments

UK Geology Museums & Museums with Geology Departments

Virtual Fieldtrips Online

Public fossil-collecting trips

UK Fossil Identification & Fossil Sites

NON-UK Fossil Links

Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics

Other useful Websites (International)

SITES WHICH HAVE CONNECTIONS WITH THE GEOLOGISTS’ ASSOCIATION

These include sites with which we have reciprocal www links. Click here for a full list of GA Local Groups and Affiliated Society.
(Please note: The Geologists’ Association is not responsible for the content of external websites)

Rockwatch, the Junior Club of the GA: www.rockwatch.org.uk

Home of the GA Library: www.ucl.ac.uk/library

British Geological Survey, GA Marjorie Carreck Archive: www.bgs.ac.uk/discoveringGeology/geologyOfBritain/archives/GeologistsAssociation/home.html

Geological Society of London (GA office): www.geolsoc.org.uk

Earth Heritage (Magazine administered by the GA): www.earthheritage.org.uk

Earth Science Teachers Association: www.esta-uk.net

Geology Today (reduced subscription to members: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2451

Your Planet Earth – a series of PPT talks aimed at the National Curriculum but appropriate for all, created as part of the GA150 celebrations: www.earth4567.com

UK GEOLOGY

BGS free online viewing of over 6000 BGS maps and sections: www.bgs.ac.uk/data/maps/home.html

BGS map of the UK, zoom in to your area of interest for solid and superficial outcrop data: http://mapapps.bgs.ac.uk/geologyofbritain/home.html

BGS interactive GeoBritain which shows the start point of the first itinerary of the Geotrails and BS walks of GA Guides and publications supplied to the GA by our groups. It also shows the BGS Holiday Geology Guides and other useful information: www.bgs.ac.uk/discoveringGeology/geologyOfBritain/geoBritainMap

Natural England (for geological Sites of Special Scientific Interest): www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england

UKOGL Onshore seismic lines to download: https://ukogl.org.uk/map

NON-GA GEOLOGICAL TRUSTS & GROUPS (see separate listing for GA Local Groups and Affilliated Societies)

English Geodiversity Forum: www.englishgeodiversityforum.org/Downloads/Geodiversity%20Charter%20for%20England.pdf

Scottish Geodiversity Forum: https://scottishgeodiversityforum.org/charter/

The Geology Trusts: www.thegeologytrusts.org

Gloucestershire Geology Trust: www.glosgeotrust.org.uk

Hereford & Worcester Earth Heritage Trust: www.earthheritagetrust.org

Oxfordshire Geology Trust: www.oxfordshiregeologytrust.org.uk

NE Yorkshire Geology Trust : www.neyorksgeologytrust.com

West Yorkshire Geology Trust with many links to local sites and information: www.wyorksgeologytrust.org

Craven and Pendle Geological Society: www.cpgs.org.uk

Earth Learning Idea – Earth Science teaching resources and ideas: http://earthlearningidea.com

Geo-East: www.geo-eastevents.org.uk

London Geodiversity Partnership: looking after Geoconservation in Greater London www.londongeopartnership.org.uk

Paleontological Association: www.palass.org

Rotunda Geology Group, Scarborough: www.rotundageologygroup.org

Sorby Natural History Society, Geology Group (Sheffield): www.sorby.org.uk

The Sussex Geodiversity Partnership comprises a small group of geologists and geomorphologists with the aim of sharing information on the geodiversity of Sussex, influencing policy and promoting cross-regional working for geodiversity. The public face of the Partnership is the new website: www.geodiversitysussex.org.uk

Quaternary Research Association: www.qra.org.uk

West Country Geology Blogspot: http://geologywestcountry.blogspot.com

Wiltshire Geology Group: www.wiltshiregeologygroup.org.uk

GEOPARKS

BGS interactive map showing localities of all the UK Geoparks: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/discoveringGeology/geologyOfBritain/geoparks/home.html?src=topNav

The Abberley & Malvern Hills Geopark: www.geopark.org.uk

English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark (Torbay): www.englishrivierageopark.org.uk

Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark (Brecon Beacons): www.fforestfawrgeopark.org.uk

North Pennines AONB UNESCO Global Geopark: www.northpennines.org.uk

Lochaber Geopark (Scotland): www.lochabergeopark.org.uk

North West Highlands UNESCO Geopark (Scotland): www.northwest-highlands-geopark.org.uk

Marble Arch Caves & Cuilcagh Mountain UNESCO Global Geopark (N.I): www.marblearchcaves.net

European UNESCO Global Geopark Network: www.europeangeoparks.org

UNIVERSITY GEOLOGY DEPARTMENTS

University of Aberdeen: www.abdn.ac.uk/geosciences/departments/geology
Birkbeck University of London: www.bbk.ac.uk/geology
University of Birmingham: www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/gees/index.aspx
University of Brighton: www.brighton.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us/academic-departments/school-of-environment-and-technology.aspx
University of Bristol: www.bristol.ac.uk/earthsciences
Cardiff University: www.cardiff.ac.uk/earth-ocean-sciences/courses/undergraduate
University of Cambridge: www.esc.cam.ac.uk
University of Derby: www.derby.ac.uk/geology-courses
Durham University: www.dur.ac.uk/earth.sciences
University of Edinburgh: www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences
University of Exeter, Cambourne School of Mines: http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/csm
University of Glamorgan: www.southwales.ac.uk/study/subjects/geography-geology-environment
University of Glasgow: www.gla.ac.uk/schools/ges
Imperial College London: www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/courses/earth-science-department/geology
Keele University: www.keele.ac.uk/gge
Leeds University: www.see.leeds.ac.uk/home
University of Leicester: https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/geology
University of Liverpool: www.liverpool.ac.uk/earth-ocean-and-ecological-sciences
Liverpool John Moores University: www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/faculties/faculty-of-science/school-of-natural-sciences-and-psychology
University of Manchester: www.sees.manchester.ac.uk
University of Northampton: www.northampton.ac.uk/study/courses/environmental-science-bsc-hons
Open University, School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences: www.open.ac.uk/science/environment-earth-ecosystems
OU Practicing science Reading the Rocks and Ecology (free course): http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3063
Oxford University: www.earth.ox.ac.uk
University of Plymouth: www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/school-of-geography-earth-and-environmental-sciences
University of Portsmouth: www.port.ac.uk/school-of-earth-and-environmental-sciences
Royal Holloway University of London: www.royalholloway.ac.uk/earthsciences/home.aspx
University of Southampton: www.southampton.ac.uk/oes
University of St. Andrews: https://earthsci.st-andrews.ac.uk
University College London: www.ucl.ac.uk/earth-sciences

UK GEOLOGY MUSEUMS & MUSEUMS WITH GEOLOGY DEPARTMENTS

The Etches Museum of Kimmerigian Fossils, Kimmerage Bay: www.theetchescollection.org

Hunterian Museum, Glasgow: www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian

Lyme Regis Museum: www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

National Museum of Scotland: www.nms.ac.uk

Natural History Museum: www.nhm.ac.uk

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: www.oum.ox.ac.uk

Rotunda Museum, Scarborough, home to William Smith’s original exhibition: www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/rotunda-museum

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Cambridge: www.sedgwickmuseum.org

Whitby Museum: https://whitbymuseum.org.uk/whats-here/collections/fossils

VIRTUAL FIELDTRIPS ONLINE

A comprehensive list of Geotrails and Building Stone Walks can be found here

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre includes details of guided fossil hunting walks: http://charmouth.org/chcc
Devon County Council – discovering geology in Devon http://devon.gov.uk/geology

Dorset GA – Weymouth Trail: www.dorsetgeologistsassociation.com/weymouthtrail/index.html

Geology of the Wessex Coast of Southern England. A superb comprehensive overview including fossil locations and identification: www.soton.ac.uk/%7Eimw

Scotland – introduction to some Scottish resources: www.geowalks.co.uk/ilinks.html

Scotland – fly through of the opencast coal site at Spireslack in East Ayrshire – stunning geological exposures: www.bgs.ac.uk/research/ukgeology/scotland/carboniferousLegacyLandscapes.html

UK Fossils network – a comprehensive list of fossil collecting sites in the UK, arranged in regions with full details of locations. Also lists supplies and information: www.ukfossils.co.uk

William Smith’s 1815 map and later county maps digitised to give you a fly-through: www.strata-smith.com

PUBLIC FOSSIL-COLLECTING TRIPS

Discovering Fossils UK fossil sites arranged by age of fossils. It includes details of organised fossil hunting trips: www.discoveringfossils.co.uk

Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site has descriptions of locations including fossils: www.jurassiccoast.org

Jurassic Coast Tours – guided field trips on Devon & Dorset’s Jurassic Coast www.fossilwalks.com

UK Amateur Fossil Hunters (UKAFH) is the largest fossil hunting society in the UK, specifically aimed at the amateur fossil collector and enthusiast. They encourage everyone, of all ages, to enjoy the rewarding fossil hunting experience at some of their great organised hunts: www.ukafh.com

UK FOSSIL IDENTIFICATION & FOSSIL SITES

Ancient Human Occupation of Britain: www.ahobproject.org

Chalk fossils identification: www.chalk.discoveringfossils.co.uk

Eocene and Oligocene Fossils compiled by Alan Morton – a comprehensive photographic catalogue of more than 2000 fossils, well identified, found from the Hamstead, Bembridge & Osborne Beds (IOW), Headon Beds, Barton Beds, Bracklesham Beds and London Clay. There is a link to Fossils of Abbey Wood: www.dmap.co.uk/fossils

The Etches Collection of Kimmerigian Fossils: www.theetchescollection.org/collections

Gault ammonites from Folkestone and elsewhere in the southeast: www.gaultammonite.co.uk

Sheppey Fossils from the London Clay: www.sheppeyfossils.com Jurassic Coast: http://jurassiccoast.org/fossilfinder

Natural History Museum’s specimen records from the collection, with photographs http://data.nhm.ac.uk/dataset/collection-specimens

Natural History Museum Fossil Explorer App. Based on the fossils illustrated in the NHM Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic fossil books: www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/identify-nature/fossil-explorer-app.html
Trilobites: Sam Gon’s site: A Guide to the order of Trilobites: www.trilobites.info

Whitby ammonites: Figured and Type ammonites in Whitby: https://whitbymuseumfossils.wordpress.com

3-D fossils: database of type specimens held in British collections of macrofossil species and subspecies found in the UK, including links to photographs (including ‘anaglyph’ stereo pairs) and a selection of 3D digital models: www.3d-fossils.ac.uk

NON-UK FOSSIL LINKS

Beringer Lying stones: http://historyofgeology.fieldofscience.com/2010/08/fakes-frauds-and-fossils-lying-stones.html and: http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.co.uk/2006/08/fossil-fakes.html
Burgess Shale, flora and fauna: https://park.org/Canada/Museum/burgessshale/faunaandflora.html

The Palaeontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences: www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/pin/pin.html

Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Nebraska: www-museum.unl.edu/research/vertpaleo/welcome.html

VOLCANOES & PLATE TECTONICS

Current active volcanoes: www.volcanodiscovery.com/erupting_volcanoes.html

Hotspots: www.mantleplumes.org

How volcanoes work: www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work

A Kid’s Guide to Volcanoes: www.larsonjewelers.com/tungsten-resources-a-kids-guide-to-volcanoes.aspx

Michigan Technological University Volcanoes Page: www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes

Volcano Discovery: www.decadevolcano.net/index.htm

Volcano Research Centre: www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/VRC/index_E.html

BGS data on earthquakes in the UK and worldwide: www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk

Himalayan website: www.geo.arizona.edu/geo5xx/geo527/Himalayas/geology.html
Plate tectonics course from the OU (free). Also Earthquakes: http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2717

USGS – real-time data on volcanoes and earthquakes: www.usgs.gov

Your Planet Earth – a series of PPT talks aimed at the National Curriculum but appropriate for all, created as part of the GA150 celebrations: www.earth4567.com

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES (INTERNATIONAL)

Antarctic Glaciers – peer reviewed science on Antarctic glaciers and their response to climate change by Dr Bethan Davies aimed at A-level students and the general public: www.AntarcticGlaciers.org

Berkeley Dinosauria: www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/dinosaur.html

Coastal Systems Research Group (Hawaii): www.soest.hawaii.edu/coasts/index.html

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The Geological Society of America – (GSA): www.geosociety.org

JPL: Mission to Planet Earth: www.jpl.nasa.gov/earth

The National Geophysical Data Center (USA): www.ngdc.noaa.gov

On-line Earth Science Journals: www.ocgy.ubc.ca/books/earth.journals.html

PAGES – Past Global Changes: www.pages-igbp.org

The United States Geological Survey: www.usgs.gov

University of Nevada Seismological Laboratory: www.seismo.unr.edu

 

Sites which have connections with the Geologists’ Association.

These include the http://www.ucl.ac.uk/UCL which houses the GA Library, and sites either run by Members, or with which we have reciprocal www links (Please note: The Geologists’ Association is not responsible for the content of external websites):

http://earthlearningidea.com/ Earth Learning Idea – Earth Science teaching resources and ideas

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/ UCL: home of the GA Library

http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/d.ward/ Tertiary Research Group

http://www.wega.org.uk/ West of England GA Group

http://www.maths.bris.ac.uk/~majcp/ The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group

http://www.soton.ac.uk/%7Eimw/ West’s Geology of the Wessex Coast

http://www.londongeopartnership.org.uk: London Geodiversity Partnership: looking after Geoconservation in Greater London.

Other useful websites (UK):
http://www.geo-east.org.uk/special_projects/index.htm Chalk East
– promoting the contribution of Chalk geodiversity to landscape, economy, biodiversity and culture in the East of England region.

http://www.charmouth.org/ Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

http://www.charmouthfossils.co.uk/ Charmouth Fossils

http://www.dartmoortors.co.uk Dartmoor Tors – the geology and scenery of Dartmoor

http://devon.gov.uk/geology Devon County Council – discovering geology in Devon

http://www.dorsetgeologistsassociation.com/weymouthtrail/index.html Dorset GA – Weymouth Trail

http://www.geo-east.org.uk/index.htm The East of England Geodiversity Partnership (Geo-East)
– partnership work for geodiversity in Beds, Cambs, Essex, Herts, Norfolk & Suffolk.

http://www.english-nature.org.uk/special/geological/default.htm English Nature: Geology

http://www.fossilwalks.com Jurassic Coast Tours – guided field trips on Devon & Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

http://ammonites.port5.com Lower Jurassic Ammonites – an informative ammonite ID site

http://www.nms.ac.uk National Museum of Scotland

http://www.ukfossils.co.uk UK Fossils network – UK fossil localities, supplies and information

http://www.geolsoc.org.uk Geological Society

http://www.qra.org.uk Quaternary Research Association

http://www.nhm.org.uk Natural History Museum

http://www.inqua.tcd.ie INQUA

http://www.pages-igbp.org PAGES

Other useful websites (INTERNATIONAL):
http://www.ned.dem.csiro.au/AGCRC/ The Australian Geodynamics Cooperative Research Centre

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/dinosaur.html Berkeley Dinosauria

http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/coasts/csrg.html Coastal Systems Research Group (Hawaii)

http://www.geosociety.org/ The Geological Society of America – (GSA)

http://www.bgi.uni-beyreuth.de/~geoscied5/ International Geoscience Education Conference,Beyreuth, Germany 21st September 2006

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/earth/ JPL: Mission to Planet Earth

http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/ Michigan Technological University Volcanoes Page

http://griffy.nmt.edu/Geop/erebus.html Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/ The National Geophysical Data Center (USA)

http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ University of Nevada Seismological Laboratory

http://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/mineralogie/index.html University of Würzburg Institute of Mineralogy

http://www.wdcb.rssi.ru/WDCB/ World Data Center-B (Russia)

http://www.ocgy.ubc.ca/books/earth.journals.html On-line Earth Science Journals

http://www.unige.ch/sciences/terre/esr/ University of Geneva Geoscience Links

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/pin/pin.html The Palaeontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

http://tigger.cc.uic.edu/orgs/paleo/homepage.html The Paleontological Society (USA)

http://www.usgs.gov/ The United States Geological Survey

http://nmnhwww.si.edu/departments/paleo.html Palaeobiology at the Smithsonian Institution

http://www-museum.unl.edu/research/vertpaleo/welcome.html Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Nebraska

http://www.larsonjewelers.com/tungsten-resources-a-kids-guide-to-volcanoes.aspx A Kid’s Guide to Volcanoes

www.AntarcticGlaciers.org: peer reviewed science on Antarctic glaciers and their response to climate change by Dr Bethan Davies aimed at A-level students and the general public.

http://www.geodiversitysussex.org.uk/geology/
The Sussex Geodiversity Partnership comprises a small group of geologists and geomorphologists with the aim of sharing information on the geodiversity of Sussex, influencing policy and promoting cross-regional working for geodiversity. The public face of the Partnership is the new website.

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The following geological groups are posted here for info but are not ‘Affiliated’ or ‘Local Group’ of the GA.

Craven & Pendle Geological Society
Ms Yvonne James
6 Colne Road
Barwoldswick
BB18 5QU
Tel: 01282 813772
Web: www.cpgs.org.uk

Paleontological Association
Web: www.palass.org