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Sussex Geodiversity Partnership

The Sussex Geodiversity website

Welcome to the Sussex Geodiversity website. Geodiversity is the variety of rocks, fossils, minerals, natural processes, landforms and soils that underlie and determine the character of our landscape and environment. Here you will find:

  • Geological maps of Sussex and surrounding areas
  • Map-based links to information on Local Geological Sites, access, interest features, photographs and site maps
  • Stratigraphic charts for the local geology
  • Links to descriptions of the major rock units
  • A link to a bibliography of all relevant publications on the Chalk (other rock units to follow)

There are also links to related websites including all the organisations involved in the Partnership. Our hope is that the website will evolve to include contributions from many other sources.

What is the Sussex Geodiversity Partnership?

The Partnership was formed in 2011 with the aim of promoting and protecting geodiversity in East and West Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove. Members of the Partnership represent a range of organisations including:

  • East and West Sussex County Councils
  • Natural England
  • Geologists' Association
  • Sussex and Brighton Universities
  • Sussex Wildlife Trust and Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre
  • South Downs National Park Authority
  • High Weald AONB
  • Local geological groups

Our objectives

The Partnership seeks to share information on the geodiversity of Sussex, influence policy and establish cross-regional working for geodiversity as well as providing the following functions:

  • A regional network for organisations, groups and individuals involved in geodiversity
  • A regional voice and profile for geodiversity
  • Easy access to information about Sussex geodiversity
  • Influence planning, policy development and practice
  • Share good practice
  • The Geodiversity Charter for England was launched in October 2014 and the document can be accessed on the website of the English Geodiversity Forum

Current news:

October 2017
Recent papers on Wealden fossils from West Sussex
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October 2017
Plate Tectonics: the Dan McKenzie Archive
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September 2017
New zonation of lower Campanian chalks of southern England based on microcrinoid fossils and new species named in honour of Sussex geologists
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September 2017
Giant Dinosaur Model for Lewes
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July 2017
A new dinosaur find from Surrey
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May 2017
New Natural History Museum Fossil Explorer mobile app
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April 2017
The most recent Geo Brexit
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April 2017
The first Brexit
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March 2017
Underground Sussex
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March 2017
Irresponsible fossil hunters on Rother District beaches
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March 2017
Wealden Sandstones
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February 2017
Event: Water Abstraction and Wastewater Recharge in the Winchester Area
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January 2017
Current status of Novington Sand Pit
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January 2017
Worthing College Geology Evening Classes for BEGINNERS
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December 2016
Update for Heath End Sand Pit
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November 2016
Marked increase in erosion of Sussex chalk cliffs in past 150 years
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October 2016
Brain tissue discovered in Sussex dinosaur fossil
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July 2016
Dinosaurs of Horsham: art, reality and fun
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June 2016
Cocking Chalk Pit site visit
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May 2016
Just published – Guide to Bracklesham and Selsey
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April 2016
Cocking Chalk Pit Restoration Plan
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February 2016
Into the Wealden
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January 2016
Charmandean Quarry update
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December 2015
Horton Clay Pit Pleistocene deposits
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October 2015
Update for Newtimber Chalk Quarry
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September 2015
Current status of Heath End Sand Pit
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September 2015
Proposed infilling of Rock Common Sand Quarry
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September 2015
Horshamosaurus – a new British dinosaur
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September 2015
Development of Keymer Tileworks site
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September 2015
Geology Photographic Competition 2015
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August 2015
The Threat to Water Lane, Hampshire
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August 2015
Restoration of Rudgwick Brickworks claypit
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July 2015
Proposals for reuse of Shoreham Cement Works
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July 2015
Proposals for reuse of Chantry Mill Quarry
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June 2015
WEBSITE: GeologySoutheast.inthepast.org.uk
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May 2015
Horton Clay Pit local geological site to be infilled
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December 2014
A Museum for The Etches Collection
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November 2014
Geological Conservation Review
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October 2014
Logging the Chalk, Rory N. Mortimore
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October 2014
Geology and History in Southeast England Conference
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February 2014
Large crack along cliff top at Birling Gap
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January 2014
Reported cliff fall at Birling Gap
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January 2014
Hastings cliff collapse
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September 2013
Ice Age erratics discovered at Medmerry, Selsey
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August 2013
"Fracking" or to give it its technical name hydraulic fracturing is currently very much in the news nationally and in Sussex...
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Upcoming events and lectures:

Brighton & Hove Geological Society »
10 January 2018
The rise and fall of the Piltdown skull site National Nature Reserve and its role in the history of Geoconservation
Dr Colin Prosser, GA President, Natural England

West Sussex Geological Society »
10 January 2018
Great Western Geology
John Lonergan, West Sussex Geological Society

Horsham Geological Field Club »
10 January 2018
The Mountains of Majorca
Anthony Brook and Roger Cordiner, West Sussex Geological Society

Horsham Geological Field Club »
11 April 2018
Lapis lazuli
Chris Duffin, Natural History Museum

Brighton & Hove Geological Society »
7 February 2018
The Chalk Cliffs and Shore Platforms of Sussex
Dr David Robinson, University of Sussex

Horsham Geological Field Club »
14 February 2018
[Title to be announced]
Prof Graziella Branduardi Raymont, Mullard Space Science Laboratory

Brighton & Hove Geological Society »
7 March 2018
Dinosaur diversity and extinction
Prof Paul Upchurch, University College, London

Horsham Geological Field Club »
14 March 2018
The Geology and Scenery of Italy
Dr Lidia Lonergan, Imperial College, London

West Sussex Geological Society »
16 March 2018
Middle Jurassic Ammonites
Bob Chandler

Brighton & Hove Geological Society »
4 April 2018
What lies beneath; X-raying the Earth below Volcanoes
Prof Chris Jackson, Imperial College, London

West Sussex Geological Society »
20 April 2018
220 years after Ireland's gold rush: identifying the bedrock sources of gold placers in Wicklow
Norman Moles

Please contact us at info@geodiversitysussex.org.uk if you would like your programme of events or lectures added to this feed.

 

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