Subcommission on Geo-Collections
The Subcomisión on Geo-Collections forms part of the International Commission on Geoheritage, which is, in turn, a scientific Commission established by the International Union of Geological Sciences.
Geo-Collections contain physical specimens and their metadata that are crucial for understanding Earth and the extraterrestrial bodies. GeoCollections educate and inspire the public, preserve the planetary record for future generations, while also enable research. They provide a foundation for understanding Earth processes on all time and space scales, from the microscopic to the planetary. They underlie research into our most pressing fields: the origin of water and life on Earth, climate change, environmental justice, hazardous waste disposal, and developing new resources, including green technologies.
Our mandate is to stablish an international program to identify and give recognition to those Geo-Collections of the highest scientific value.
1. Our mandate is to stablish an international program to identify and give recognition to those Geo-Collections of the highest scientific, historical, cultural, and/or educational value.
2. Coordination of the IUGS Geo-Collections program.
3. Compilation and maintenance of an IUGS Geo-Collections database.
4. Collaboration among International organizations related to geological sites.
Natural History Museum Vienna.
Ruslan I. Kostov. Mineralogy, Bulgarian Geological Society.
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources.
Mike Rumsey. Mineralogy, Natural History Museum London.
Rachel Walcott. Geology, mineralogy, National Museums Scotland.
Stefano Dominici. Natural History Museum Florence, Università di Firenze.
Jonas Satkūnas. Lithuanian Geological Survey.
Elena Kotova. Geology, Gornij Institute St. Petersburg.
Silvia Menéndez. Palaeontology, Geological Museum of the Geological Survey.
Marcela Gómez. Geology, Colombian Geological Survey.
Ester Sztein. Director of International Programs, Geological Society of America.
Kerstin Lehnert. Geoinformatics, Columbia University.
Leslie Hale. Petrography and mineralogy, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
Mary Anne Binnie.South Australia Museum.
Li Chun. Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Ramanathan Baskar. Geoscience education, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar.
Hasna Chennaoui Aoudjehane. Meteoritics and planetary science, Hassan II University of Casablanca.
Lazarus Kgasi. Pleistocene palaeontology, National Museum of Natural History, Pretoria.