The Integrated Solid Earth perspective is key to the mission of ILP because:

  • The Lithosphere is the connection between the deep Earth and the Earth's surface

  • The Lithosphere is the topic for focused cooperation between geology, geophysics and geotechnology (i.e. the focused interface between IUGS and IUGG)

  • Breakthroughs in the study of the Lithosphere can only be achieved through integration of imaging and monitoring, reconstruction and process modelling