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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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News

IUGS E-Bulletin

n. 204

April 2024 News Update

Posted 24.05.2024

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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

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The Anthropocene: IUGS-ICS Statement

Read the statement: short version
Read the statement: extended version

Posted 21.03.2024

Updated 30.03.2024

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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)

Download the message by Prof. John Ludden, on behalf of the IUGS EC (pdf file)

Posted 17.04.2024

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Reports

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Focus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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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)

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Call for young geoscience reporters