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These projects, with emphasis on the Neoproterozoic record of Southern Namibia, have led to a much better understanding of the Ediacaran sedimentary sequences, the palaeogeography, the ancient ocean chemistry and the biotic cosition and detailed morphology of this important time in the history of life. The reconstructions and detailed recording of the biota and ancient environments by researcher and artist Peter Trusler captured not only the cover of the Journal of Paleontology in 2013 but has been the basis for stamps and many other outputs leading to a much more detailed understanding of this end of a SuperEon and the beginning of the Modern World.


The IGCP is a cooperative enterprise of UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and has been stimulating comparative studies in the Earth Sciences since 1972. After three decades of successful work, the "International Geological Correlation Programme" continued, as "International Geoscience Programme". Up to this day, IGCP has made research results available to a huge number of scientists around the world with about 600 projects.

Pockenbank area, Sothern NamibiaPokenbank area, Southern Namibia. Photo by Peter Swinkels


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Last modified: February 2022