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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 #160 (NEW)
November 2019 News Update (Posted 27.11.2019)

Call for IUGS-COGE/IGEO Geoscience Education Field Officers (Posted 18.11.2019)

IUGS Executive Committee Minutes of 73rd Meeting
Beijing, China, 27 - 28 February 2019 (Posted 15.10.2019)

IUGS Executive Committee Minutes of 72nd Meeting
Potsdam, Germany, 23 - 24 January 2018 (Posted 14.10.2019)

IUGS President appointed as Member of the ISC Committee for Science Planning
International Science Council - ISC (Posted 27.09.2019)

A new issue of Episodes - Journal of International Geoscience is out!
Vol 42, No 3, September 2019 (Posted 24.09.2019)

Call for abstracts open - deadline: 15 November 2019
36th IGC - International Geological Congress 2020, Delhi (India) (Posted 27.05.2019)

IUGS celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the IUGG
(Posted 02.08.2019)

IUGS Annual Report 2018
(Posted 16.05.2019)

IUGS Brochure 2019
A more detailed explanation of the IUGS (Posted 01.04.2019)

Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE) officially launched at the 73rd IUGS EC Meeting in Beijing
The first IUGS-recognized big science program (Posted 18.03.2019)

The Third Circular of the 36th IGC
International Geological Congress, Delhi, India (Posted 10.10.2019)


2014 IUGS Flyer  (English)
A short explanation of the IUGS  

2014 IUGS Flyer (Spanish) 
A short explanation of the IUGS

2014 IUGS Flyer (Portuguese)
A short explanation of the IUGS

IUGS Brochure 2019
A more detailed explanation of the IUGS

IUGS leaflet Afrikaans

IUGS leaflet Arabic 

IUGS leaflet Farsi

IUGS leaflet French 

IUGS leaflet Greek 

IUGS leaflet Hindi 

IUGS leaflet Italian 

IUGS leaflet Polish 

IUGS leaflet Sesotho  

IUGS leaflet Swahili 

IUGS leaflet Urdu  

IUGS leaflet Xhosa 

IUGS leaflet Zulu 

Benefits of IUGS Membership 
Summary of facts (2014) 

The INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization registered in the USA.

Federal TIN (IRS) = 521231783
DUNS Number = 653870014
In Care of Name = Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS)