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Links to Web Sites of IUGS Bodies and Related Organizations

Following are links to IUGS Commissions, Joint Programs, and Affiliated Organizations that maintain web sites, and to the IUGS Secretariat. All are repeated, though scattered, in other sections of this website (Directory, Scientific Activities). They are collected here for convenience and quick access.

Episodes (Journal of International Geoscience)
Episodes Secretariat, South Korea 

Scientific Commissions
Geoscience Education, Training & Technology Transfer (COGE): website  
International Commission on GeoHeritage (ICG): Sites and Collections website; Heritage Stones website
History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO): website  
Geoscience Information (CGI): website  
International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS): website  
Global Geochemical Baselines (GGB): website
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TECTASK)website
Geoscience for Environmental Management  

Joint Programs
International Geoscience Programme (IGCP): website
International Lithosphere Program (ILP): website
International Geological Congress (IGC): website

Task Groups
Task Group on Global Geoscience Professionalism (TGGGP): website  
Task Group on Geohazards (TGG): website
Isotope Geology and Geochronology (TGIG)

Initiative on Forensic Geology (IFG)
: website

Affiliated Organizations

AAWG African Association of Women in Geosciences  
AAPG American Association of Petroleum Geologists 
AGI American Geosciences Institute 
AGU American Geophysical Union 
AGA Arab Geologists Association 
AIPEA Association internationale pour l’etude des argiles  
AAG Association of Applied Geochemists 
AEGS Association of European Geological Societies 
AGID Association of Geoscientists for International Development 
BGS Balkan Geophysical Society
CFES Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences 
CBGA Carpathian Balkan Geological Association 
CPC Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources
CIFEG Centre International pour la Formation et les Exchanges Géosciences 
CGMW Commission for the Geological Map of the World 
CCOP Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia
DGGV Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft - Geologische Vereinigung 
DOSECC Drilling, Observation and Sampling of the Earth's Continental Crust 
ProGEO European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage 
EASE European Association of Science Editors 
EFG European Federation of Geologists  
EGN European Geoparks Network 
EGS EuroGeoSurveys 
EMU European Mineralogical Union  
ESM Earth Science Matters 
GAC Geological Association of Canada 
GS Geochemical Society 
GSAf Geological Society of Africa 
GSA Geological Society of  America
SGF Société Géologique de France 
GSI Geological Society of India 
GfGD Geology for Global Development
IAMG International Association for Mathematical Geosciences 
IAEG International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment
IAGC International Association of Geochemistry  
IAG International Association of Geomorphologists 
IAGETH International Association for Geoethics 
IAGOD International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits 
IAH International Association of Hydrogeologists 
IAPG International Association for Promoting Geoethics 
IAS International Association of Sedimentologists    
ICL International Consortium on Landslides  
IFPS International Federation of  Palynological Societies
IGEO International Geoscience Education Organisation
IMGA International Medical Geology Association
IMA International Mineralogical Association
IPA International Palaeontological Association 
IPA International Permafrost Association  
ISRM International Society for Rock Mechanics 
ISSMGE International Society of Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering 
TMS The Meteoritical Society
NGWA National Ground Water Association
SGA Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits 
SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology 
SEG Society of Economic Geologists
YES Young Earth Scientists Network 

ICS - GeoUnions
International Astronomical Union 
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 
International Geographical Union (IGU) 
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) 
International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) 
International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) 
International Union of Radio Science (URSI) 

IGCP (IUGS-UNESCO) Projects Active in 2016

The Programme is supporting work in 25 projects on the following five themes:

Earth Resources: Sustaining our Society

Knowledge on natural resources - including minerals, hydrocarbons, geothermal energy, and water - and their management is the frontline of the struggle for more sustainable and equitable development. The environmentally responsible exploitation of these resources is a challenge for geoscience research. The progress of technological development is equally bound to this premise.

Global Change and the Evolution of Life: Evidence from the geological record

Geohazards: Mitigating the risks

Geohazards include earthquakes, volcanic activity, landslides, tsunamis, floods, meteorite impacts and the health hazards of geologic materials, and can range from local events such as a rock slide or coastal erosion to events that threaten humankind such as a supervolcano or meteorite impact. Earth scientists undertake research to better understand these hazards and contribute to risk management policies related to social and technical issues associated with geohazards as well as disaster mitigation.

Hydrogeology: Geoscience of the water cycle

Life on Earth depends on water, and its sustainable use is crucial for continued human activities. Earth’s water cycle involves studying, understanding, and managing groundwater systems, hydrogeology, as well as sources, contamination and vulnerability of water systems.

Geodynamic: Control our environment

Our habitable environment at the Earth's surface is linked and controlled by processes occurring deep within the Earth. Earth scientists use, inter alia, geophysical techniques to study deep Earth processes ranging from changes in the Earth's magnetic field to plate tectonics to understand better the Earth as a dynamic planet. Those processes are also relevant to natural resource exploration, distribution and management of groundwater resources and the study and mitigation of natural hazards such as earthquakes.