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Objectives

Vigie-Terre is a citizen science project under development at the French National Museum of Natural History that objectives to allow volunteers to report and describe fresh, visible outcrops.

Specific actions

An online reporting protocol has been developed to locate and describe a fresh outcrop and allow geologists scattered throughout the territory to assess the geological interest of the site.

Project created
All over France

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Case by case

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Project description

Vigie-Terre is a citizen science project under development at the French National Museum of Natural History that objectives to allow volunteers to report and describe fresh, visible outcrops. An online reporting protocol has been developed to locate and describe a fresh outcrop and allow geologists scattered throughout the territory to assess the geological interest of the site. The aim of Vigie-Terre is to estimate the potential number of outcrops of geological heritage interest uncovered each year and to promote actions of preservation and to improve knowledge of these sites. Finally, the data collected should help to launch a debate on a possible « preventive geology » as it exists in archaeology.

The participation

Training required

Un formation aux objectifs du projet et aux notions du patrimoine géologique et de la géologie est à prévoir.

Required equipment

Appareil photo
Prise de notes
Cartes

Co-managers

Grégoire Egoroff

Grégoire Egoroff

Géologue Ingénieur Patrimoine géologique

Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN)

UMS-Patrinat/CR2P

Grégoire Egoroff

UMS-Patrinat/CR2P

Isabelle Rouget

Isabelle Rouget

Enseignant-Chercheur

Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN)

UMR 7207 CR2P

Isabelle Rouget

Asma Steinhausser

Asma Steinhausser

Coordination des projets de sciences participatives Vigie-Ciel et Vigie-Terre

Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN)

CR2P

Asma Steinhausser