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.
The London Geodiversity Partnership aims to identify sites, conserve and interpret them. Within its remit it also looks at geodiversity in the built environment and existing interpretations in museums and elsewhere.
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