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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 #152 (NEW)
March 2019 News Update (Posted 19.03.2019)

IUGS medals and awards: calls for nominations (NEW)
Émile Argand Medal (terms of reference)
Early Career Award (terms of reference)
James M. Harrison Award (terms of reference)
(Posted 18.03.2019)

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

73rd IUGS Executive Committee Meeting (NEW)
27 February - 2 March 2019, Beijing, China (Posted 18.03.2019)

Call for Nominations (NEW)
IUGS Executive Council 2020-2024
- Nomination Form
Deadline 31 July 2019 (Posted 10.03.2019)

Annual Reports 2018 (NEW)
of the IUGS Commissions, Joint Programs, Task Groups and Initiatives (Posted 10.03.2019)

IUGS-INHIGEO "Anniversaries" (NEW)
Peru, New Zealand, Vienna: Tsunami and Ferdinand Hochstetter (1829-1884), 190 years ago (Posted 19.03.2019)

A new issue of Episodes - Journal of International Geoscience is out!
Vol 42, No 1, March 2019 (Posted 11.03.2019)

The Second Circular of the 36th IGC is out!
International Geological Congress, Delhi, India (Posted 17.12.2018)

Latest version of the International Chronostratigraphic Chart/Geologic Time Scale
by IUGS-International Commission of Stratigraphy (Posted 14.07.2018)

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

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)