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About the IUGS

With 121 national members, the Union aims to promote development of the Earth sciences through the support of broad-based scientific studies relevant to the entire Earth system; to apply the results of these and other studies to preserving Earth's natural environment, using all natural resources wisely and improving the prosperity of nations and the quality of human life; and to strengthen public awareness of geology and advance geological education in the widest sense.

News and Information

RFG White Paper (October)
The primary purpose of this White Paper is to stimulate discussion among academia, industry, national geological surveys and research funders and to invite comment. Please send your views by email to or complete a short survey at

Consultation Paper Final PDF (Posted 16.10.2014) 
Consultation Paper Final SWF (Posted 16.10.2014) 

ProGEO News (October)
Issue No. 3 (Posted 17.10.2014)  

OneGeology Newsletter (October) 
Quarterly report Issue #14 (Posted 14.10.2014) 

GeoNews 2014 (October)
EuroGeoSurveys update (Posted 14.10.2014) 

China Mining October Meeting (September)  
IUGS presentation details (Posted 01.10.2014)  

IUGS E-Bulletin #100 (September)   
One Hundredth electronic communication (Posted 30.09.2014) 

GeoNews (September)
European Federation of Geologists (Posted 08.09.2014) 

INHIGEO Circular (September) 
September edition (Posted 08.09.2014) 

Call for Editorial Board Members EPISODES  
Guidelines for Editorial Board Members 
IUGS Publication Committee latest news  (Posted 21.08.2014)

Message from new Secretary General (English)
Message from new Secretary General (Spanish) 
Prof. José P. Calvo elected as SG of IUGS (Posted 15.08.2014)

2014 IUGS Flyer 
A short explanation of the IUGS

2014 IUGS Brochure 
A more detailed explanation of the IUGS

Benefits of IUGS Membership 
Summary of facts (2014) 


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