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For the current version of the stratigraphic column the website of the International Stratigraphy Commission is recommended.
NB: Intending leaders of field parties should note that they have particular responsibilities for ensuring the safety of those participating in the fieldwork and for ensuring that no damage is caused to property or injury or loss to third parties.
The above code was developed from the "Rules of Geological Fieldwork" presented in Earth Heritage Conservation published by the Geological Society in association with the Open University (1994; ISBN 1 897799 03 9). This work is now out of print.
The increasingly sophisticated potential of virtual worlds is already being used as a training ground for geological mapping, multi-user field trips and to build 3D visualisation skills., with the prospect of increasing fieldwork accessibility for those with mobility or health issues. This workshop was for anyone interested in developing, adapting or using virtual worlds in GEES education.
Held jointly with the Higher Education Network and University Geoscience UK, this conference explored the design and delivery of fieldwork that is inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities.
Explore advice on fieldwork and mapping at university in our new guide to study and career options.
Read our guide to the solid geology of the Gower Peninsula.
Download the The Geologists' Association's Fieldwork Code, widely recognised as a standard for advice and guidance in the field:
At the National Geophysical Data Center website you can calculate geomagnetic parameters for any selected locality.