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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


GeoNews (March)
EFG Newsletter (Posted 25.03.2015) 

IUGS E-Bulletin #105 (February) 
One Hundred and Fifth electronic communication (Posted 06.03.2015) 

Heritage Stone Circular #9 (February) 
IUGS HS Task Group (Posted 20.02.2015) 

ICSU Research Grant for 2015 
IUGS awarded 30,000 € for Resourcing Future Generations (Posted 09.02.2015) 

2nd International Congress on Stratigraphy July 2015 
Graz, Austria - sponsored by IUGS ICS (Posted 04.02.2015)   

IUGS Geoheritage Inventories Conference
September 2015 Toulouse, France (Posted 04.02.2015)

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  (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 

2014 IUGS Brochure   
A more detailed explanation of the IUGS

Benefits of IUGS Membership 
Summary of facts (2014)