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IUGS Annual Report 2023
Download (pdf file)
(Posted 09.04.2024) (new)


IUGS E-Bulletin n. 203
February - March 2024 News Update
(Posted 04.04.2024) (new)

INHIGEO Anniversaries April 2024

INHIGEO Anniversaries: Correia da Serra (1751–1823): “Journal d’une Course en Avril 1774”. The Art of Observing and Describing
Read the post by Ana Carneiro, Ana Simões, Maria Paula Diogo (Portugal): click here
INHIGEO Anniversary list

(Posted 08.04.2024) (new)


The Anthropocene: IUGS-ICS Statement
Read the statement: short version
Read the statement: extended version
(Posted 21.03.2024; updated 30.03.2024) (new)


INHIGEO Anniversaries: Ignotas Horodeckis (1776–1824): Meteorite studies by a Lithuanian mineralogist
Read the post by Eugenija Rudnickaitė (Lithuania): click here
INHIGEO Anniversary list

(Posted 13.03.2024)


Vol. 47, No 1, March 2024
(Posted 05.03.2024)

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79th IUGS Executive Committee Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya
19-21 February 2024
Posted 06.02.2024)

IUGS Geosciences for Africa Event, Nairobi, Kenya
22-23 February 2024
Note to participants (pdf file)

(Posted 06.02.2024)


INHIGEO Anniversaries: Charles Darwin’s volcanic islands (1844): A view from 180 years after publication
Read the post by Sandra Herbert (USA): click here
INHIGEO Anniversary list

(Posted 14.02.2024)


Summary Document: Reinforcing EU-Africa cooperation on raw materials
supply within the context of the new EU Critical Raw Materials Act

Download (pdf file)
(Posted 09.01.2024)


Second call for the nomination of the next IUGS EC (Executive Committee) 

Read the call here (pdf file)
Nomination Form (pdf file)
Deadline: 31 December 2023 (Expired)
(Posted 13.11.2023)


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Support the IUGS Zumaia Declaration
Go to the form for your signature by clicking the picture below
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
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)

International Science Council (ISC)
Action Plan 2019-2021 (Posted 27.09.2019)

Call for the nomination of the next IUGS NC (Nominating Committee)

Read the call here (pdf file)
Deadline: 31 December 2023 (Expired)
(Posted 13.11.2023)


IUGS Statement on the Current Conflict in the Middle East
Read the statement here (pdf file)
(Posted 16.11.2023)


CGI - Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information: Newsletter n. 9 (December 2023)
(Posted 20.12.2023)


Third Annual Report of the SCGES - Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science
Download (pdf file)
(Posted 09.11.2023)


IUGS Young Reporters: the website went online!
(Posted 18.09.2023)


IUGS Annual Report to SCGES - Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (2023)
Download (pdf file)
(Posted 18.09.2023)


The International Association for Structural Geology and Tectonics (IASGT) is a new IUGS affiliated organization
It will carry forward the activities of IUGS-TecTask of the last decade.
Read more (external link)

(Posted 28.08.2023)


ReSToRE 3 - Researching Social Theories, Resources, and Environment International Summer School
Download the flyers (pdf file)
(Posted 18.09.2023)

Students and Early Career Professionals in the Geosciences
We want to know your opinion to better understand the career aspirations or challenges for students and early career professionals interested in Earth and Space Science.
Please take part in this survey which will remain open until December 2023.

Go to the survey
(Posted 07.08.2023)


Hutchison Young Scientists Foundation: Call for Application
Support for young scientists to attend the 37th International Geological Congress Busan, Korea, 25-31 August 2024
Deadline: 1 March 2024
sted 01.08.2023)

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Early Career Scientist Award and Medal: Call for Nominations
Read the call here
Terms of Reference

Deadline: 31 December 2023 (Expired)
(Posted 02.08.2023; Updated 22.11.2023)

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Émile Argand Medal: Call for Nominations (the IUGS highest award)
Read the call here
Terms of Reference
Deadline: 31 December 2023 (Expired)
(Posted 02.08.2023; Updated 22.11.2023)

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James M. Harrison Award for Distinguished Service: Call for Nominations
Read the call here
Terms of Reference
Deadline: 31 December 2023 (Expired)
(Posted 02.08.2023; Updated 22.11.2023)


Call for Volunteers to serve on Expert Panels that evaluate nominees for the IUGS (Émile Argand and Early Career Scientist Medals)
Read the call here
Deadline: 31 December 2023 (Expired)
(Posted 02.08.2023; Updated 22.11.2023)

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“The First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites” hard copies of the book are now available!
Order you book and get this unbeilable collection of extraordinary geological sites at here
More than 31.000 visitors from 178 nations consulted the new website of the IUGS Commission on GeoHeritage (ICG). Get all the information you need to know about this great endeavor. 16 international organizations and 81 countries are already working for teh selection of The Second 100.

(Posted 15.06.2023)


Call for young geoscience reporters
Are you an enthusiastic and motivated geoscientist committed to our planet and willing to raise awareness of the geological challenges and hazards in your region and/or country? Then, this call is for you!
Download the call (pdf file)

(Posted 07.06.2023)


IUGS Annual Report 2022
Download (pdf file)
(Posted 07.06.2023)

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IUGS-COGE: Chris King Medal 2023
Nomination Deadline Extended: 7 July 2023
Read more
(Posted 07.06.2023)


Minutes of the 78th Executive Council Meeting
(14-15 February 2023, Belfast, United Kingdom)

Download (pdf file)
(Posted 10.05.2022)


Join the IUGS Geoheritage Adventure: Grand Canyon
1-11 April 2024
Following upon its successful launch of the recognition of IUGS Geoheritage Sites with the "First 100" announced in October 2022, the IUGS Commission on Geoheritage has initiated the process to select the "Second 100".  In addition, it has initiated a new endeavor - IUGS Geoheritage Adventures with the first such adventure being a raft trip down the Grand Canyon in April 2024. See attached announcement.

Read more on the website of the IUGS Commission on Geoheritage
Download the brochure (pdf file)

(Posted 29.03.2023)


UNESCO’s article about IGCP 50th anniversary event
Read here
(Posted 29.03.2023)

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RFG - Resourcing Future Generations: ReSToRE 3 International Summer School
University College Dublin, Ireland, 1-5 July 2024
Read more
(Posted 20.03.2023)


50th Anniversary of UNESCO Earth Sciences and 8th Open Session of the International Geoscience Programme Council
Read more
(Posted 08.03.2023)

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Support the IUGS Zumaia Declaration
On 28 October 2022, the International Union of Geological Sciences, during the celebration of its 60th anniversary event with more than 200 experts from 40 countries, adopted the IUGS Zumaia Declaration. This declaration has been supported by the main International organizations related to Earth Sciences and aims to emphasize the importance of 1) Considering Geological Sciences to face most of the global challenges now being faced, 2) supporting basic and collaborative research of the geological record and processes and 3) recognizing the geological heritage as part of the values that humanity must protect for future generations.
Click here to support the IUGS Zumaia Declaration

(Posted 22.02.2023)


The first circular of the 37th International Geological Congress is out!
Busan (Republic of Korea), 25-31 August 2024
Download the first circular (pdf file)

Announcement from the IGC 2024 Organizing Committee 
Posted 20.02.2023; updated 02.03.2023)


Earthquake M 7.8 of Nurdağı, Turkey - Message from the IUGS
The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) sends its condolences to the families of the victims of the deadly earthquake that affected Turkey and the north of Syria, as well as other adjacent countries. Once more, nature sends a call on the importance of education on Geological Sciences to know and understand the activity in Earth, helping to prevent and spread awareness on natural hazards. IUGS wishes a full recovery to the injured and the full support to the affected countries.
Read more about this Earthquake in the USGS pages
Picture credit: INGV, Rome, Italy
(Posted 08


International Science Council distinguished lecture series
"From fire to space – Basic sciences lead and shape our paths toward sustainable development".
Join a new online lecture series starting on 21 February 2023 on how Basic Sciences are essential in fostering the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
(Posted 15.02.2023)


Meeting of the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES) 
14 February 2023, Paris, France
Read more 

SCGES website
(Posted 07.02.2023)


Call for the Expression of Interest to host 38th International Geological Congress, 2028: Deadline Extended
Download here (pdf)
Guidelines for preparation of bid documents to host the 38th IGC
(Posted 16


Call for Nominations of the next IUGS Executive Committee 2024-2028
Download the call here (pdf)
Download the nomination form (pdf)
(Posted 30


The IUGS Zumaia Declaration
In Zumaia, Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark, 28 October 2022
Download (pdf file)
Support the IUGS Zumaia Declaration: Click here for your support
(Posted 28.10.2022; updated 22.02.2023)

The first 100 IUGS geological heritage sites
25-28 October 2022, Zumaia, Basque Coast UGGp, Spain

During its main 60th anniversary celebration, the IUGS is pleased to present the "First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites" at an event in Zumaia, Basque Coast UGGp (Spain). This announcement will kick off an endeavor to designate geological sites  from around the world that are iconic, recognized by all geoscience community for their impact in understanding the Earth and its history. More than 200 specialists from almost 40 nations and ten international organisations, are taking part in it. The First 100 aspires to be an unforgettable event that ends with a spectacular celebration.