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SCAR GeoMap Pre-Sympo Workshop at ISAES XII

Towards improved geological maps of Antarctic rocks and surficial deposits

Underpinning datasets for studies of glacial dynamics and climate change

A new SCAR Action Group, the Geological Mapping Update of Antarctica (GeoMap) has formed to update geologic geospatial information of Antarctica by gathering both rock and surficial deposit information and compiling it into a modern digital framework. They will be running a Pre-Symposium Workshop at ISAES XII on 12 July 2015 which aims to:

  • focus on the scope and purpose of such a dataset;
  • exemplify some significant advances already achieved;
  • introduce high resolution satellite and other new technologies available, as well as methods of GIS capture and delivery;
  • discuss an overarching high level digital stratographic plan/nomenclature and data design;
  • determine areas of international interest in providing existing map data and/or compiling different regions;
  • establish a working team, timetable and action plan.

Wide international representation is expected and all interested parties are welcome to attend.

For more information, see the news item on the GeoMap website or contact Simon Cox <S.Cox@gns.cri.nz>. To attend the workshop, you must register your interest by 1 June 2015.