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IUGS E-Bulletin n. 181
December 2021 News Update
(Posted 03.01.2022) (new)


The International Geoscience and Geopark Programme (IGGP)
Newsletter issue #2 December 2021
(Posted 17.12.2021) (new)

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INHIGEO Anniversaries:
Roderick Murchison’s Visit to Tcheketau Peak, Russia, 180 Years Ago

Read the post by John Diemer (USA)
(Posted 15.12.2021) (new)


Vol. 44, No 4, December 2021
(Posted 01.12.2021)


International Geodiversity Day – 6 October
A great opportunity to raise awareness of geosciences

On 23rd November 2021 the International Geodiversity Day (IGD) was established by the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference! From now on, the 6th of October will be an annual worldwide celebration, raising awareness across society about the importance of non-living nature for the well-being and prosperity of all living beings on the planet!

(Posted 26.11.2021)


Hutton series on climate change: Final Report
Prof. John Ludden (IUGS president) has been leading a series of workshops in identifying ten priorities for tackling climate change. This was undertaken in Panmure House, Edinburgh, the home of Adam Smith the economist. James Hutton the famous geologist worked with Smith and the series is named the Hutton Series and follows an Enlightenment style debate which brings together science and engineering, business and government and the concerned public. The outputs are in a final report. We hope that the actions will be implemented and we expect IUGS as a geoscience organisation to contribute to thinking about how we as geoscientists will underpin the energy transition.
Read the final report

(Posted 02.11.2021)


IUGS and The Earth Project
IUGS and The Earth Project are proud to announce the winners of the first round of our COP26 Photography Countdown Event. Check out the three stunning images and conservation stories behind them: https://theearthproject.world/gallery-1-winners/.
Gallery 2 opens for voting today. Why not check out these exquisite images of the environment and nature: https://theearthproject.world/cop-26-gallery-b/. You have two weeks to decide which are your favourite 3 images/storie. Be part of giving nature a voice at COP26.
For a full picture of the event check out the latest COP26 Countdown Event newsletter: https://theearthproject.world/PressRelease/pressrelease5-10.html

tEP's latest newsletter
The Earth Project Newsletter 26.10.21
Gallery Competition Winners!
(Posted 06.10.2021, updated 08.11.2021 )

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Note from the IUGS and the IGC on the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC)
Read here
(Posted 25.09.2021)


New flyers of the IUGS - Commission for the management and application of Geoscience Information (CGI)
Download the rollup version of the flyer
Download the trifold version of the flyer

(Posted 28.07.2021)


SEG 100 Conference - Celebrating a Century of Discovery
Read more on the Website of the Society of Economical Geologists (SEG)
(Posted 15.07.2021)


IUGS Episodes Impact Factor for 2020 increased!
Read news
(Posted 05.07.2021)


IUGS Annual report to SCGES (2021)
Download the report
(Posted 30.06.2021)


IGCP Project proposal call 2021
Project proposal form, Call for application, IGCP Operational Guidelines
(Posted 28.06.2021)


IUGS 2020 Report
(Posted 31.05.2021)


76th Executive Committee Meeting - Virtual Meeting (22-24 February & 22 March 2021)
Download minutes
(Posted 20.05.2021)


Mid-year letter from the president of IUGS
Read the letter by John Ludden
(Posted 11.05.2021)


Workshop "Promoting Geodiversity", free online event
(16 April 2021, from 14:00 BST)

Read more about the workshop (registration and international panel of speakers)

Video on Geodiversity

(Posted 09.04.2021)

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18 new projects approved by The International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Council
List of new IGCP projects
Read more on the UNESCO website
(Posted 17.03.2021)

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The Kimmeridgian (Upper Jurassic) Global Stratotype Section and Point is defined and placed in Scotland, UK

From the International Subcommission on Jurassic Stratigraphy 

(Posted 15.03.2021)

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UNESCO Lecture Series: Earth Materials for a Sustainable and Thriving Society

Recordings and materials 

(Posted 22.12.2020; revised 03.05.2021)

The new IUGS Task Group on Igneous Rocks (TGIR)
Read details (Posted 28.12.2020)
News about the IUGS Secretariat
IUGS President John Ludden signs the MoU with China for hosting the Secretariat (Posted 18.12.2020)
Voting Results of the Extraordinary Session of the IUGS-IGC Council (28-30 October 2020)
Download all results (pdf) (Posted 02.11.2020)
Extraordinary Session of the IUGS-IGC Council
Virtual Meeting, 28-30 October 2020: go to materials (Posted 22.10.2020)

7th SGA-IUGS-SEG-UNESCO Short Course on African Metallogeny

November 2021, Windhoek, Namibia (Posted 16.04.2020; revised 28.10.2020)

Download the leaflet (pdf file)

Past Executive Committees
List of members from 1961 to 2020 (Posted 01.07.2020)
36th IGC, Delhi, India
Note from the IUGS and the IGC on the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) (Posted 25.09.2021)
36th IGC letter regarding the current refund process (Posted 03.06.2021)
Joint IUGS-IGC letter concerning 36th IGC, Delhi (India), from John Ludden (IUGS President) and Ranjit Rath (36th IGC-LOC) (Posted 22.12.2020)
IUGS concern on status of refunds from 36th IGC: letter to all registered participants from Stan Finney (IUGS Secretary General) (Posted 17.09.2020)

International Geological Congress rescheduled from 9-14 November 2020 to 16-21 August 2021 (Posted 24.06.2020)

IGCC: Postponement and reschedule of the 36th IGC (letter signed by the IUGS President) (Posted 24.06.2020)

- Refund policy (Posted 10.05.2020)

Letter from the IUGS President: 36th International Geological Congress rescheduled tor 9-14 November 2020 (Posted 28.02.2020)

Letter from the IGC Committee (IGCC): Postponement and reschedule of the 36th IGC (Posted 28.02.2020)

Urgent information from organizers (Posted 25.02.2020)

Report by the IUGS Secretary General
on Administration of IUGS for the period 2016-2020 (Posted 09.12.2019)
IUGS Annual Report
2018 issue (Posted 16.05.2019)
International Science Council (ISC)
Action Plan 2019-2021 (Posted 27.09.2019)

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