“A Public database of all important and beautiful outcrops in the World.”

About Us

Outcropedia is an initiative of three geologists : Cees Passchier, Mark Jessell and Hermann Lebitt. We are structural geologists with different backgrounds and working in both academia and industry, but we share one common view: we believe that field data, as obtained from outcrops should be the basis of all tectonic modeling.

Outcropedia is sponsored by Tectask, the Commission on Tectonics and Structural Geology of the IUGS, and the following Tectask officers are involved in setup and maintenance of the site:

Anna Chanou - Curator
Paul Bons - structural geology nomenclature