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IUGS60 celebration

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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
sted 13.11.2023) (new)


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

Read the call here (pdf file)
Deadline: 31 December 2023
sted 13.11.2023) (new)


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


IUGS E-Bulletin n. 201
October-mid November 2023 News Update
(Posted 17.11.2023) (new)

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INHIGEO Anniversaries: Betim Paes Leme – Born 140 years ago – Researching the Earth from Brazil: Alberto Betim Paes Leme (1883-1938)
Read the post by Silvia Figueirôa (Brazil): click here
INHIGEO Anniversary list

(Posted 16.11.2023) (new)


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


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)


Vol. 46, No 3, September 2023
(Posted 04.09.2023)


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)


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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)

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
sted 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
sted 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
sted 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
sted 02.08.2023; Updated 22.11.2023)

The Anthropocene: Basic considerations
(Posted 12.07.2023)


IUGS-COGE session at AGU Fall Meeting 2023
Members of the International Union of Geological Sciences Commission on Geoscience Education (IUGS-COGE) and the International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO) invite researchers to submit abstracts to the AGU 2023 Fall Meeting Scientific Session on Education titled “ED029: International Geoscience Education: Formal and Informal Efforts, Organizations, and Future Directions”. Please send all questions to
Link to session description and abstract submission portal: 
(Posted 25.07.2023)


CAG29 Workshop by DDE: Enabling African Geodata
The DDE "Enabling African geodata" workshop at CAG29 in Windhoek (Namibia) on 25 September 2023, will feature talks on African national datasets, geothermal, DDE geodata standards, basin modelling, minerals mapping, and much more. Speakers include: Gbenga Okunlola, Anna Nguno, Hanting Zhong, Melckzedeck Michael Mgimba, Paulina Pokolo and Lesego Peter. There will be breakout sessions that consider what African geodata scientists want from DDE, and what new projects might be started.
CAG29 website
(Posted 10.07.2023)

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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


78th IUGS Executive Committee Meeting, Belfast, United Kingdom
14-17 February 2023, Belfast, United Kingdom
Posted 07.02.2023)


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.


(Posted 27.09.2022, updated 17.10.2022)


35th IGC Field Trips and Guidebooks
Book list here
(Posted 30.11.2022)


The IUGS - International Commission on Geoheritage (ICG) has a new website
Visit here
(Posted 21.10.2022)

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Deep Digital Earth (DDE) Forum (9 November 2022)
co-organised by UNESCO, IUGS & DDE
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Download the agenda (pdf file)
Report and photos

(Posted 26.09.2022; updated 04/11/2022, updated 24/11/2022)


International Commission on Stratigraphy: online event on 7 December 2022
16:00 GMT
Title: "The Internetian Age: a new Stage in the ICS' information timeline"
Video recording:
(Posted 05.11.2022; updated 08.12.2022)


International Commission on Stratigraphy:
new edition of the International Chronostratigraphic Chart (2022-10)

Read and download here
(Posted 02.11.2022)

IUGS Earth Sciences Festival
4-28 October 2022, virtual events

The IUGS Earth Sciences Festival comprises eight unique geoscience events as well as the Earth Futures Film Festival and the IUGS First 100
Geoheritage Sites event in late October. Tickets are free and students are eligible for certificates of attendance to help with CPD.

Read more in the IUGS60 website
(Posted 30.09.2022)

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Letter by IUGS President to the IUGS constituent bodies 
Download (file pdf)
(Posted 06.10.2022)


International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme: Newsletter, issue 03
Donwload (pdf file)
(Posted 21.07.2022)


IUGS Commission on Global Geochemical Baselines (CGGB):
Standard Methods for Establishing the Global Geochemical Reference Network

Download (pdf file)
(Posted 22.06.2022)

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The State of the Planet: Talks and Panel
An IUGS60 event on 22 April 2022
(Posted 08.04.2022)

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2022 Earth Futures Festival: Workshop 2
Making and completing your film
Wed 6 April 2022: 7-8 pm AEST / 11 am-12 pm CEST / 5-6 am EDT
Register here (free):
Download the flyer

(Posted 05.04.2022)


Peter Bobrowsky awarded the James M. Harrison Award of the IUGS
The celebration was held in Paris at the 77th IUGS Executive Committee meeting
(Posted 25.03.2022)

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International Geoscience Programme Council Members - Call for Application
Read here
(Posted 23.03.2022)


International Geoscience Programme - IGCP: 2021 annual report
Read here
(Posted 18.03.2022)


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


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:
Gallery 2 opens for voting today. Why not check out these exquisite images of the environment and nature: 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:

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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