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Call for reporting temporary outcrops

on Fri, 02/07/2020 - 08:04

In the framework contract VLA17-4.1, the VPO (Vlaams Planbureau Omgeving) is subcontracting assignments for describing and documenting temporary outcrops with geological value ( These can be construction sites, but also active or abandoned quarries. Until now, five outcrops have been documented and a sixth is ongoing (Langenberg, Diest). The results can be consulted in the DOV-explorer, by performing a search for "VLA17" in the drillings layer. A general search for the outcrops can be performed by entering the search term "ontsluiting" in DOV. Samples collected for this assigment are stored in the Flemish Geotheek (

The framework contract VLA17-4.1 expires end of June 2020, but budget is still available. Given the high added value of properly documenting temporary outcrops to the knowledge of the Flemish subsurface, VPO lauches a call for reporting such interesting current and future temporary outcrops, or quarries (until now, only the Roelants quarry in Lubbeek was documented).

For more information, contact Jasper Verhaegen (