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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


IUGS E-Bulletin #103 (December)   
One Hundred and Third electronic communication (Posted 31.12.2014) 

68th IUGS Executive Committee Meeting
Provisional Agenda - Vancouver, BC (Posted 31.12.2014)

GEM Newsletter

December No. 22 Issue (Posted 26.12.2014)  

Episodes Special Issue
Subduction Zone Hazards (Posted 21.12.2014) 

IUGS Geoheritage Inventories Conference
September 2015 Toulouse, France (Posted 21.12.2014)

GeoNews (December)  
EFG newsletter (Posted 19.12.2014)

ProGEO News (December)
Issue No. 4 (Posted 19.12.2014)  

HSTG Newsletter (December)
Heritage Stone Task Group Issue #1 (Posted 14.12.2014)

EuroGeoSurveys Newsletter (October) 
Fall Issue 16 (Posted 11.11.14)     

67th IUGS Executive Committee, Goa, India     
Meeting Minutes (Posted 28.10.2014) 

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)  

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

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)