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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


IUGS-COGE in the TROP ICSU Project  (NEW)
Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding (Posted 14.11.2018)

IUGS-COGE news (NEW)
CoE contribution on the EGU Strategy Document (Posted 02.11.2018)

IUGS E-Bulletin #147 (NEW)
October 2018 News Update (Posted 23.10.2018)

IUGS E-Bulletin #146
September 2018 News Update (Posted 01.10.2018)

A new issue of Episodes - Journal of International Geoscience is out!
Vol 41, No 3, Sept. 2018 (Posted 14.09.2018)

ICS Awards Nomination Call
International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS): Digby McLaren Medal and ICS Medal (Posted 05.09.2018)

International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme Councils' appointments
New members of the IGCP Council and UNESCO Global Geoparks Council (Posted 07.09.2018)

IUGS-INHIGEO Annual Record n. 50
Covering Activities generally in 2017 Issued in 2018 (Posted 28.08.2018)

INQUA congratulates IUGS/ICS/SQS on ratification of new Holocene subdivisions
(Posted 24 July 2018)

Latest version of the International Chronostratigraphic Chart/Geologic Time Scale
by IUGS-International Commission of Stratigraphy (Posted 14.07.2018)

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 

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IUGS leaflet Sesotho  

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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)