Virtual Field Trip in 360°

Showing the potential hidden in the subsurface

The Geological Survey of Belgium teamed up with the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences to take you on two geological field trips without leaving your home!

The 360° virtual field trip series was part of the Geoscience, Policy and Society event. The main goal is to demonstrate the importance of geosites for discussing the significance and potential of the subsurface. In geosites such as the UNESCO Global Geopark Famenne-Ardenne, several crucial aspects of geology are visible at (or near) the surface. We take the audience to a selection of outcrops that unveil and help the understanding of the potential of the subsurface.

Part I: Following a disappearing river

Geologist Sophie Verheyden (RBINS/GSB) shows the links between karst, groundwater and society with a tour of the Caves of Han and surroundings.

Part II: Second life of a quarry

Geologists Serge Delaby (Unesco Global Geopark Famenne-Ardenne) and Yves Quinif (University of Mons & Unesco Global Geopark Famenne-Ardenne) present how our everyday lives are intimately linked with quarries.