IGD

CELEBRATING THE 1st INTERNATIONAL GEODIVERSITY DAY

International Geodiversity Day is a worldwide celebration, bringing people together on October 6 each year, to promote the many aspects of geodiversity. International Geodiversity Day was proclaimed by UNESCO at the 41st General Conference in 2021.

'Geodiversity' is a shortened version of the phrase 'geological and geomorphological diversity' and has been defined as 'the natural range (diversity) of geological (rocks, minerals, fossils), geomorphological (land form, processes) and soil features. It includes their assemblages, relationships, properties, interpretations and systems' (Gray, 2004)

In simple terms - Geodiversity is the variety of rocks, minerals, fossils, landforms, sediments and soils, together with the natural processes which form and alter them.

For more details on the International Geodiversity Day visit - https://www.geodiversityday.org/