Seeking answers to the challenges of natural and man-made disasters, securing natural resources, and adapting to climate change are driving the need to provide multidisciplinary knowledge for both the public and private decision makers. Finding solutions to these challenges depends absolutely on spatial geological data, being easily accessible.
The OneGeology-Europe project (1G-E) has made geological spatial data held by the GeologicalSurveys of Europe more easily discoverable, accessible and shareable. . It made a significant contribution to the progress of INSPIRE – i.e. develop systems and protocols to better enable the discovery, viewing, downloading and sharing of core European spatial geological data.