Scottish Geodiversity Forum

The Forum aims to promote Scotland's geodiversity, and seeks to widen the profile of geodiversity and influence national and local policies. It is the Scottish national forum for geoconservation groups, geoparks and other related organisations, and interested individuals. The Forum promotes the role and value of geodiversity in education, community involvement and health, the development of tourism and the wider economy. The Forum is open to all organisations and individuals who are interested in promoting Scotland's geodiversity and the sharing of experience and good practice. It incorporates GeoConservation Scotland and the Scottish Geology Festival Organising Partnership.

Objective 2 (Theme 2)

Recognition in policy

  • Scotland's Gediversity Charter
    Scotland's geodiversity is world-class, the foundation of our ecosystems and delivering essential benefits and services for society. The Scottish Geodiversity Forum is progressing a Geodiversity Charter for Scotland, encouraging government, local authorities, companies, organisations and individuals to work together to raise awareness of geodiversity and integrate geodiversity in policy, decision making and guidance to deliver sustainable management of land and water. The Geodiversity Charter sets out why geodiversity is important, and presents a vision that geodiversity is recognised as an integral and vital part of our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainability to be safeguarded for existing and future generations in Scotland. It includes recommended actions for different stakeholders and a range of case studies. The draft charter was prepared by a working group of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with observers and facilitation from the British Geological Survey, the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage; formal launch of the Charter is expected in 2012.

  • Conferences and meetings
    The Scottish Geodiversity Forum organises two meetings per year to bring together interested parties, including earth scientists, academic and industry sectors, museum staff, countryside professionals, teachers and interested members of the public. These meetings are focussed on working together to promote Scotland's geodiversity and influence national and local policies.

Objective 3 (Theme 2)

Demonstrate relevance to sustainable development

  • Scotland's Gediversity Charter
    Scotland's geodiversity is world-class, the foundation of our ecosystems and delivering essential benefits and services for society. The Scottish Geodiversity Forum is progressing a Geodiversity Charter for Scotland, encouraging government, local authorities, companies, organisations and individuals to work together to raise awareness of geodiversity and integrate geodiversity in policy, decision making and guidance to deliver sustainable management of land and water. The Geodiversity Charter sets out why geodiversity is important, and presents a vision that geodiversity is recognised as an integral and vital part of our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainability to be safeguarded for existing and future generations in Scotland. It includes recommended actions for different stakeholders and a range of case studies. The draft charter was prepared by a working group of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with observers and facilitation from the British Geological Survey, the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage; formal launch of the Charter is expected in 2012.

  • Conferences and meetings
    The Scottish Geodiversity Forum organises two meetings per year to bring together interested parties, including earth scientists, academic and industry sectors, museum staff, countryside professionals, teachers and interested members of the public. These meetings are focussed on working together to promote Scotland's geodiversity and influence national and local policies.

Objective 5 (Theme 3)

Establish audit

  • Scotland's Gediversity Charter
    Scotland's geodiversity is world-class, the foundation of our ecosystems and delivering essential benefits and services for society. The Scottish Geodiversity Forum is progressing a Geodiversity Charter for Scotland, encouraging government, local authorities, companies, organisations and individuals to work together to raise awareness of geodiversity and integrate geodiversity in policy, decision making and guidance to deliver sustainable management of land and water. The Geodiversity Charter sets out why geodiversity is important, and presents a vision that geodiversity is recognised as an integral and vital part of our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainability to be safeguarded for existing and future generations in Scotland. It includes recommended actions for different stakeholders and a range of case studies. The draft charter was prepared by a working group of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with observers and facilitation from the British Geological Survey, the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage; formal launch of the Charter is expected in 2012.

  • Promoting Scotland's Geodiversity
    The scottishgeology.com website acts as a gateway for information about Scotland's geodiversity. The website is managed by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, and seeks to present information on a range of topics in an accessible way. It includes information about Scotland's geodiversity, including summaries of different regions and suggestions for places to visit. There are sections on famous geologists in Scotland, for teachers and material for young people.

Objective 6 (Theme 4)

Conserve through sites and areas

  • Scotland's Gediversity Charter
    Scotland's geodiversity is world-class, the foundation of our ecosystems and delivering essential benefits and services for society. The Scottish Geodiversity Forum is progressing a Geodiversity Charter for Scotland, encouraging government, local authorities, companies, organisations and individuals to work together to raise awareness of geodiversity and integrate geodiversity in policy, decision making and guidance to deliver sustainable management of land and water. The Geodiversity Charter sets out why geodiversity is important, and presents a vision that geodiversity is recognised as an integral and vital part of our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainability to be safeguarded for existing and future generations in Scotland. It includes recommended actions for different stakeholders and a range of case studies. The draft charter was prepared by a working group of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with observers and facilitation from the British Geological Survey, the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage; formal launch of the Charter is expected in 2012.

  • Conferences and meetings
    The Scottish Geodiversity Forum organises two meetings per year to bring together interested parties, including earth scientists, academic and industry sectors, museum staff, countryside professionals, teachers and interested members of the public. These meetings are focussed on working together to promote Scotland's geodiversity and influence national and local policies.

Objective 7 (Theme 4)

Maintain and enhance through management

  • Scotland's Gediversity Charter
    Scotland's geodiversity is world-class, the foundation of our ecosystems and delivering essential benefits and services for society. The Scottish Geodiversity Forum is progressing a Geodiversity Charter for Scotland, encouraging government, local authorities, companies, organisations and individuals to work together to raise awareness of geodiversity and integrate geodiversity in policy, decision making and guidance to deliver sustainable management of land and water. The Geodiversity Charter sets out why geodiversity is important, and presents a vision that geodiversity is recognised as an integral and vital part of our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainability to be safeguarded for existing and future generations in Scotland. It includes recommended actions for different stakeholders and a range of case studies. The draft charter was prepared by a working group of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with observers and facilitation from the British Geological Survey, the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage; formal launch of the Charter is expected in 2012.

  • Conferences and meetings
    The Scottish Geodiversity Forum organises two meetings per year to bring together interested parties, including earth scientists, academic and industry sectors, museum staff, countryside professionals, teachers and interested members of the public. These meetings are focussed on working together to promote Scotland's geodiversity and influence national and local policies.

Objective 8 (Theme 4)

Share good practice

  • Scotland's Gediversity Charter
    Scotland's geodiversity is world-class, the foundation of our ecosystems and delivering essential benefits and services for society. The Scottish Geodiversity Forum is progressing a Geodiversity Charter for Scotland, encouraging government, local authorities, companies, organisations and individuals to work together to raise awareness of geodiversity and integrate geodiversity in policy, decision making and guidance to deliver sustainable management of land and water. The Geodiversity Charter sets out why geodiversity is important, and presents a vision that geodiversity is recognised as an integral and vital part of our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainability to be safeguarded for existing and future generations in Scotland. It includes recommended actions for different stakeholders and a range of case studies. The draft charter was prepared by a working group of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with observers and facilitation from the British Geological Survey, the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage; formal launch of the Charter is expected in 2012.

  • Conferences and meetings
    The Scottish Geodiversity Forum organises two meetings per year to bring together interested parties, including earth scientists, academic and industry sectors, museum staff, countryside professionals, teachers and interested members of the public. These meetings are focussed on working together to promote Scotland's geodiversity and influence national and local policies.

Objective 9 (Theme 5)

Make relevant to the wider world

  • Scotland's Gediversity Charter
    Scotland's geodiversity is world-class, the foundation of our ecosystems and delivering essential benefits and services for society. The Scottish Geodiversity Forum is progressing a Geodiversity Charter for Scotland, encouraging government, local authorities, companies, organisations and individuals to work together to raise awareness of geodiversity and integrate geodiversity in policy, decision making and guidance to deliver sustainable management of land and water. The Geodiversity Charter sets out why geodiversity is important, and presents a vision that geodiversity is recognised as an integral and vital part of our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainability to be safeguarded for existing and future generations in Scotland. It includes recommended actions for different stakeholders and a range of case studies. The draft charter was prepared by a working group of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with observers and facilitation from the British Geological Survey, the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage; formal launch of the Charter is expected in 2012.

  • Promoting Scotland's Geodiversity
    The scottishgeology.com website acts as a gateway for information about Scotland's geodiversity. The website is managed by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, and seeks to present information on a range of topics in an accessible way. It includes information about Scotland's geodiversity, including summaries of different regions and suggestions for places to visit. There are sections on famous geologists in Scotland, for teachers and material for young people.

  • Conferences and meetings
    The Scottish Geodiversity Forum organises two meetings per year to bring together interested parties, including earth scientists, academic and industry sectors, museum staff, countryside professionals, teachers and interested members of the public. These meetings are focussed on working together to promote Scotland's geodiversity and influence national and local policies.

Objective 11 (Theme 5)

Create resources to help integrate geodiversity into learning

  • Promoting Scotland's Geodiversity
    The scottishgeology.com website acts as a gateway for information about Scotland's geodiversity. The website is managed by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, and seeks to present information on a range of topics in an accessible way. It includes information about Scotland's geodiversity, including summaries of different regions and suggestions for places to visit. There are sections on famous geologists in Scotland, for teachers and material for young people.

  • Conferences and meetings
    The Scottish Geodiversity Forum organises two meetings per year to bring together interested parties, including earth scientists, academic and industry sectors, museum staff, countryside professionals, teachers and interested members of the public. These meetings are focussed on working together to promote Scotland's geodiversity and influence national and local policies.

Objective 12 (Theme 6)

Involve more people

  • Scotland's Gediversity Charter
    Scotland's geodiversity is world-class, the foundation of our ecosystems and delivering essential benefits and services for society. The Scottish Geodiversity Forum is progressing a Geodiversity Charter for Scotland, encouraging government, local authorities, companies, organisations and individuals to work together to raise awareness of geodiversity and integrate geodiversity in policy, decision making and guidance to deliver sustainable management of land and water. The Geodiversity Charter sets out why geodiversity is important, and presents a vision that geodiversity is recognised as an integral and vital part of our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainability to be safeguarded for existing and future generations in Scotland. It includes recommended actions for different stakeholders and a range of case studies. The draft charter was prepared by a working group of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with observers and facilitation from the British Geological Survey, the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage; formal launch of the Charter is expected in 2012.

  • Promoting Scotland's Geodiversity
    The scottishgeology.com website acts as a gateway for information about Scotland's geodiversity. The website is managed by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, and seeks to present information on a range of topics in an accessible way. It includes information about Scotland's geodiversity, including summaries of different regions and suggestions for places to visit. There are sections on famous geologists in Scotland, for teachers and material for young people.

  • Conferences and meetings
    The Scottish Geodiversity Forum organises two meetings per year to bring together interested parties, including earth scientists, academic and industry sectors, museum staff, countryside professionals, teachers and interested members of the public. These meetings are focussed on working together to promote Scotland's geodiversity and influence national and local policies.

Objective 13 (Theme 6)

Increase financial support

  • Scotland's Gediversity Charter
    Scotland's geodiversity is world-class, the foundation of our ecosystems and delivering essential benefits and services for society. The Scottish Geodiversity Forum is progressing a Geodiversity Charter for Scotland, encouraging government, local authorities, companies, organisations and individuals to work together to raise awareness of geodiversity and integrate geodiversity in policy, decision making and guidance to deliver sustainable management of land and water. The Geodiversity Charter sets out why geodiversity is important, and presents a vision that geodiversity is recognised as an integral and vital part of our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainability to be safeguarded for existing and future generations in Scotland. It includes recommended actions for different stakeholders and a range of case studies. The draft charter was prepared by a working group of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with observers and facilitation from the British Geological Survey, the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage; formal launch of the Charter is expected in 2012.

Objective 14 (Theme 6)

Encourage working together

  • Scotland's Gediversity Charter
    Scotland's geodiversity is world-class, the foundation of our ecosystems and delivering essential benefits and services for society. The Scottish Geodiversity Forum is progressing a Geodiversity Charter for Scotland, encouraging government, local authorities, companies, organisations and individuals to work together to raise awareness of geodiversity and integrate geodiversity in policy, decision making and guidance to deliver sustainable management of land and water. The Geodiversity Charter sets out why geodiversity is important, and presents a vision that geodiversity is recognised as an integral and vital part of our environment, economy, heritage and future sustainability to be safeguarded for existing and future generations in Scotland. It includes recommended actions for different stakeholders and a range of case studies. The draft charter was prepared by a working group of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with observers and facilitation from the British Geological Survey, the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage; formal launch of the Charter is expected in 2012.

  • Promoting Scotland's Geodiversity
    The scottishgeology.com website acts as a gateway for information about Scotland's geodiversity. The website is managed by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, and seeks to present information on a range of topics in an accessible way. It includes information about Scotland's geodiversity, including summaries of different regions and suggestions for places to visit. There are sections on famous geologists in Scotland, for teachers and material for young people.

  • Conferences and meetings
    The Scottish Geodiversity Forum organises two meetings per year to bring together interested parties, including earth scientists, academic and industry sectors, museum staff, countryside professionals, teachers and interested members of the public. These meetings are focussed on working together to promote Scotland's geodiversity and influence national and local policies.