Aberdeen Geologists Attend Major Conference

Aberdeen Geologists Attend Major Conference

The School of Geosciences has a major presence at the William Smith 2021 meeting of the Geological Society taking place 19-21 October 2021. This is the Society’s flagship annual conference, held virtually over three days in October. The theme is “Geological mapping – of our world and others”.

From Aberdeen we have four presentations, including one keynote, and three session chairs.  


  • From map and compass to 3D models and digital outcrops: how biases influence mapping and interpretation.  - Clare Bond (University of Aberdeen)


  • The myth of the Highland Cretaceous revealed by the art of palaeogeographic mapping - a synthesis of 250 years of collaborative science. - David I M Macdonald, (University of Aberdeen)
  • The integration of virtual outcrop with traditional mapping, lessons for the future: examples from the Mull Lava Group, Isle of Mull, Scotland. Jessica Pugsley, (University of Aberdeen)
  • Virtual Outcrops and Virtual Field Trips, Sharing and Disseminating Outcrop Information: Lesson from a Global Pandemic John Howell, (University of Aberdeen)

Check out the meeting website for the full programme and registration links.