The VGC committee are proud to have partnered the scientific programme with renowned international and Norwegian organisations. The host institutes, Uni Research and the University of Bergen, are joined by the GRSG, Geological Society of London and Geological Society of Norway to welcome you to this exciting event.
The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) is a special interest group of The Geological Society and the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, based in the UK but active internationally. The scope of the group covers all aspects of remote sensing for geological applications, and its membership includes geologists and remote sensing experts employed within industry, academia and government agencies. GRSG’s activities are highly complementary to the scope of VGC.
The University of Bergen (UiB) is one of Norway's main universities, and is known internationally for its research output. The university is based in the heart of the city, and has around 15,000 students across six faculties, including over 1500 international students. The Department of Earth Science conducts research into marine geoscience, petroleum geology, climate and earthquake seismology.
The Geological Society of London aims are to improve knowledge and understanding of the Earth, to promote Earth science education and awareness, and to promote professional excellence and ethical standards in the work of Earth scientists, for the public good. It is a world-leading communicator of Earth science, through its scholarly publishing, library and information services, cutting-edge scientific conferences, education activities and outreach to the general public. It also provides impartial scientific information and evidence to support policy-making and public debate about the challenges facing humanity.
The Geological Society of Norway (NGF), founded in 1905, is a multidisciplinary scientific and professional society comprising the majority of the country's practising geoscientists and students of geoscience. The society's main publication is the Norwegian Journal of Geology, and the Winter Meeting is held every two years to showcase the developments in the discipline. NGF aims to be the disseminator of geoscience knowledge and competence to society. To this end, NGF is a leading voice in societal challenges related to geoscience, infrastructure and the use of natural resources.
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Uni Research is one of the leading research institutes in the Norwegian R&D sector. It was established in 2003 with owners the University of Bergen and Foundation for University Research in Bergen. The institute's main research themes are health, environment, climate, energy and social sciences. The VGC conference is organised by the Virtual Outcrop Geology Group within Uni Research CIPR, part of the institute's Geosciences division.
The Virtual Outcrop Geology (VOG) Group is a collaboration between Uni Research CIPR and the University of Aberdeen, UK. Established in 2004, the group has pioneered the utilisation of geological outcrop data using novel collection techniques such as laser scanning, photogrammetry and hyperspectral imaging. It has focussed on new developments to process, visualise and extract information to fully exploit the methods in research and industry applications. These methods are becoming increasingly relevant to other disciplines, and the group has worked with projects in geoscience and energy research, mining, material recycling and cultural heritage.