Of Identity, Facies and Time, the Ediacaran (Vendian) Puzzle Successor Project to: IGCP493. The Rise and Fall of the Vendian (Ediacaran) Biota.
The last, last Ediacarans. Pteridinium fossils counterpointed against the modern landscape formed by Neoproterozoic marine sediments, southern Namibia. This is the last occurrence of diverse assemblages of these first animals on planet Earth (artist Peter Trusler).
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 400 projects.