London Geodiversity Partnership

Founded in 2008, the London Geodiversity Partnership seeks to share good practice, influence policy and establish cross-London working for geodiversity.

Geodiversity is concerned with the natural and human aspects of
landscape, but is primarily focused on the rocks, sediments, soils, the landscape topography and the processes that act on the landscape.

We can define geodiversity as being ‘the variety of rocks, fossils, minerals, landforms, soils and natural processes, such as weathering, erosion and sedimentation, that underlie and determine the character of our natural landscape and environment’ (London Plan).

Geodiversity is a fundamental cornerstone of our everyday lives. Raw materials that cannot be grown and non-renewable energy are provided by the geology beneath our feet. Geology also affects where we build and situate buildings and the associated services, influences the design and layout of infrastructure, filters our drinking water, and underpins the landscape around us.

For more information on the London Geodiversity Partnership, please contact us at info@londongeopartnership.org.uk.

Events

Geoconservation Day at Chalky Dell, Abbey Wood

Sunday 27th April 2014

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News

Hyde Park Rocks: a giant sculpture formed of two glacial igneous granite boulders perched precariously one on top of the other...

A new Questions & Answers page on any aspect of London's geology has been set up by the LGP.

Revised and updated, the latest version of the London Foundations Report has been published. Please click here for more information.

 

Riddlesdown
The large chalk quarry at Riddlesdown