User Guide

What is Geodiversity?

Chalk scoured clean by tide after full moon. © Copyright R Yeomans. 2010 (Geo-East photo gallery)

Put simply, geodiversity describes our heritage of rocks, soils, landforms and their formative processes which make up the landscape.

What is Geodiversity Characterisation?

Tendring Geodiversity Characterisation © Essex County Council

Geodiversity Characterisation helps to manage change in the natural environment by understanding the contribution that geodiversity makes to landscape.

How can Geodiversity Characterisation be used?

Norwich Crag gravels in Dunwich cliffs © Tim Holt-Wilson

Geodiversity Characterisation is a tool for use by developers and planners.