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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


One more month extension for Cape Town Congress  (Posted 01.02.2016) 

Congress details latest information (Posted 01.02.2016)   

IUGS E-Bulletin #115            
One Hundred and Fifteenth electronic communication (Posted 10.01.2016) 

ProGEO News 
Issue 2015 No. 4 (Posted 22 December 2015) 

EFG GeoNews Newsletter  
December Issue 12 (Posted 20 December 2015) 

IAGETH Statement  
Paris Agreement on Climate Change (Posted 20 December 2015)

INHIGEO Circular 
December 2015 Issue (Posted 17 December 2015)   

Registration Open 35th IGC
Registration and Abstracts Now Open (Posted 01.09.2015)  
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)