About us

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OUGS ME is the branch of the Open University Geological Society that serves all countries in Continental Western Europe (Mainland Europe) and beyond.

If you are studying geology or one of the geology-related courses, interested in Earth Sciences and would like to join in field trips and meetings,interested in learning more, then contact us at the following mail address: mainland.europe(at)ougs.org

Members are spread throughout Europe. Very probably there is a member quite near to where you are living.

Our branch edits its own newsletter, plans geological excursions in various countries, and intend to set up a database of geological information for the use of all who are interested. We produce short videos about geological topics that can be watched on Youtube.

More branches of the Society > here

Latest field trips & events

24-30 June 2018 fieldtrip to the French Alps

20-23 September 2018 video weekend in Kassel, Germany

2-3 February 2-3, 2019 AGM in Nancy (France)

>>trip reports

Next field trips and events

The fieldtrip to the Erzgebirge (Ore mountains), Germany, planned for May 30 to June 4, 2019, has been cancelled

Internal Alps (France, Italy): September 22 to 28, 2019

further information about the trips

A complete list of upcoming OUGS events can be found here

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OpenLearn
A useful resource provided by the Open University, it gives everyone free access to OU learning materials. If you register on OpenLearn (also at no cost) you can participate in associated online activities and forums and keep track of the courses you have looked at, alternatively, you can just (anonymously) browse through the content.

FutureLearn
Likewise gives you access to courses provided by different universities for free.

Nick Chidlaw
Nick Chidlaw offers earth science field skills training courses. To contact him please use: nickchidlaw@gmail.com                               Next dates for beginners: 23-25 March 2018

last update: November 20, 2018