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New geological and hydrogeological model for the Flemish Region

on Tue, 01/14/2020 - 12:08

VPO and VMM have presented a new geological and hydrogeological model for the subsurface of the Flemish Region, made by VITO. For the first time these models are compatible and use the same basis. The new model is an update of the previous hydrogeological model of 2007 and geological 3D-model of 2013. The new model is available on the DOV website at, and was presented at the DOV worksop on 13/12/2019.

Change of the NCS board

on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:10

After many years the president of the NCS, Noël Vandenberghe, has decided to pass on his duties. Bernard Mottequin, working at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, accepted the task to follow in his footsteps and his candidacy was approved by the Belgian National Committee of Geological Sciences in October 2018. In the course of 2018, the secretary of the NCS, Jacques Verniers, and the webmaster, Marleen De Ceukelaire, have gradually transferred their activities to Kris Welkenhuysen, also working at the RBINS.

STRATI 2019 - second circular

on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 19:38
Upcoming: 3rd International Congress on Stratigraphy - 2-5 July 2019, Milano, Italy
The second circular of Strati 2019 has been released and it is available on the website

The ICS chart moves onwards and outwards

on Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:18

From the IUGS E-bulletin 145: "The ICS chart moves onwards and outwards" by Prof. David A.T. Harper, Chair, International Commission on Stratigraphy.

The ratification, by the IUGS, of five new stages spanning the entire Phanerozoic has been recently reported in the bulletin and the ICS chart updated (version 2018/07, see But the global reach of the chart is also expanding with over 15 translations now available, covering much of the globe.

3rd International Congress on Stratigraphy

on Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:35

Upcoming: 3rd International Congress on Stratigraphy - 2-5 July 2019, Milano, Italy

After the 1st edition in Lisbon in 2013 and the second edition organized in Graz in 2017, the next international stratigraphy conference will be held in Milano 2-5 July, 2019. The First Circular has been published and can be consulted at the Congress website.

The program covers a very wide range of stratigraphic topics: History of Stratigraphy, Stratigraphic tools, Erathemes-Systems-Series and Stages, Stratigraphy of carbonates and carbonate platforms, Stratigraphy of volcanoes and volcanic areas, Antarctic and

Paleogene-Neogene April 2018 meeting report online

on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 12:10

The meeting report of Paleogene-Neogene commission of 20/042017 (to be approved) is now available online.


on Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:29

STRATI 2019 will be held at Milano, Italy, 2-5 July 2019. Following a highly-

successful 1st meeting held in Lisbon (Portugal) in 2013 and a 2nd held in Graz

Paleogene-Neogene meeting 10/2017 report online

on Thu, 11/09/2017 - 06:34

The meeting report of Paleogene-Neogene commission of 28/10/2017 is now available online. This report has to be ratified by the next 2018  NCS plenary meeting.

New discussion - Brussels Formation

on Fri, 10/27/2017 - 15:35

New on the website - discussion on Brussels Formation Rik Houthuys, Noël Vandenberghe and Johan Matthijs, version 23 October 2017 – on website 27/10/2017 – comments before 31/01/2018

Practical Guide Lithostratigraphy Ieper Group

on Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:48

The stratigraphy of the Ieper group has been revised during the past years by the Subcommission for Paleogene and Neogene Stratigraphy. Published data were evaluated and synthesized. Since a visual differentiation between the units sometimes proved difficult, the characterization therefore relies also on geophysical logs.

The revision of the Ieper Group was ratified by the National Commission for Stratigraphy in 2017 and constitutes the base formal lithostratigraphic division of the group into the following formations: Gentbrugge, Hyon, Tielt, Mons-en-Pévèle and Kortrijk. An ad hoc working