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The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), founded in 1961, with 121 national members, representing over a million geoscientists, is one of the World’s largest scientific organizations. It encourages international co-operation and participation in the Earth sciences in relation to human welfare and is a member of the International Science Council (ISC). Membership is open to countries or defined regions. IUGS believes that it is of mutual benefit to establish close links with other organizations engaged in geoscience activities, and especially those organizations whose work relates to some of the major activities of IUGS.

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Learn more about the candidates for the positions of IUGS President, Vice-President, Secretary General, Treasurer, Councilor, and Nominating Committee member.

Download the biography and statement of each candidate. 

The Election 2024 will be held during the 37th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Busan, Republic of Korea.

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IUGS E-Bulletin

n. 205-206

May-June 2024 News Update

Posted 20.07.2024


International Symposium

DEEP 2024 - Deep Earth Exploration and Practices

Call for Abstracts

Read more (pdf file)

Posted 20.06.2024

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Vol. 47, No. 2, June 2024

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Posted 03.06.2024


Deep-Time Digital Earth

Help determine future research directions in geosciences

Cast Your Votes For Trends In Geosciences (2014-2023)

Scientists at the Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE) Big Science Program have created 30 trending topics in Geosciences for researchers worldwide to vote on and select the top 10 trends by May 31, 2024.Please choose up to 10 topics that you believe best represent recent advancements.

Go to the vote

Posted 07.05.2024

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INHIGEO Anniversaries

Emerald mines in Upper Egypt in the Islamic period (until the 14th century): A neglected era in modern history of mining


IUGS Executive Committee

The Anthropocene: IUGS-ICS Statement


Posted 21.03.2024

Updated 30.03.2024

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INHIGEO Anniversaries

Karl Caesar von Leonhard Introduced the Term “Loess” 200 years ago

Read the post by Martina Kölbl-Ebert (Germany)


INHIGEO Anniversary list



Posted 20.07.2024

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IUGS Executive Committee

Letter to the Academician Mikhail A. Fedonkin

Chairman, National Committee of Geologists of Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences

Download the letter (pdf file)

Posted 04.06.2024

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"TAP for Africa"

IUGS Ten Action Plan for Africa “TAP for Africa”

Download the document (pdf file)

Posted 02.05.2024

Updated 15.05.2024

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Commission on Geoethics

Two documents released by the IUGS Commission on Geoethics

1) Guidelines for Ethical Conduct at IUGS/IGC Meetings and Events (by the Task Group on IUGS Ethical Guidelines).

2) Action Plan on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility for the IUGS (by the Task Group on DEIA).

Read more and download these documents (pdf file)


Posted 09.05.2024

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IUGS Executive Committee

Participation of the Russian Federation in the International Geological Congress (IGC)

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IUGS Annual Report 2023


Relevant ongoing initiatives carried out or sponsored by the IUGS

IUGS news at a glance

Journal of International Geoscience

Geoscience meetings, conferences, workshops, etc.

Supplying of mineral, energy and water resources for the global society for the next century

... and more

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IUGS website
Past Executive Committees
List of members from 1961 to 2020 (Posted 01.07.2020)
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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)

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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)


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)

Gender Equality IUGS

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