The Geological map of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Jan 26, 2022 | Lecture Archive

Michiel van der Meulen (TNO)

The geological survey of the Netherlands recently published a new geological map of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which features: (1) the geology of the Netherlands including the Dutch sector of the North Sea at the scale of 1 : 600,000; (2) four deep cross sections (down to 5 km); (3) the geology of Sint Maarten, Saba & Sint Eustatius at the scale of 1 : 300,000); (4) the geology of Aruba, CuraƧao and Bonaire at the scale of 1 : 400,000; and (5) inset maps of structural elements and the tectonic setting (Europe and Caribbean) for context. Michiel van der Meulen will discuss the history of geological mapping in the Netherlands, production and highlights of the present map, its reception, application possibilities, and future work.

About the presenter
Michiel J. van der Meulen studied geology at Utrecht University. After obtaining his PhD in 1999, he started working on mineral resources and supplies at Rijkswaterstaat (directorate-general of Public Works and Water Management). In 2003, Michiel joined the Geological Survey of the Netherlands, part of TNO, where he continued working on minerals and the relationship between land use and geology. Since 2006, he held various leadership positions, and his scope and responsibilities have broadened to the delivery of geological information in general. Michiel is firmly committed to advance our understanding of geology for the public good.

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