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IUGS60 celebration

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European SEG-SGA Student Chapter meeting



Geneve (Switzerland), 13-16 September 2022

Title: Sustainable Mineral Resources Supply - Challenges for Future Generations

Registration page

(Posted 03.03.2022)




IUGS E-Bulletin n. 188
July 2022 News Update
(Posted 30.07.2022) (new)


STRATI 2023 - 4th International Congress on Stratigraphy
11-13 July 2023, Lille, France

First Circular (pdf file)
(Posted 22.07.2022) (new)


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


INHIGEO Anniversaries:
Organizing the Geological Sciences: Retreading the Path from International Congresses to Scientific Union

Read the post by Kathleen Histon (Ireland), Martina Kölbl-Ebert (Germany, Ezio Vaccari (Italy)
INHIGEO Anniversary list

(Posted 18.07.2022) (new)


INHIGEO Anniversaries:
Marie Tharp’s Discovery of the Mid Ocean Ridge Rift Valley in 1952

Read the post by Sally Newcomb (USA)
INHIGEO Anniversary list

(Posted 18.07.2022) (new)

Energy Transition Series: Geothermal



26 January 2022 (3-5 pm GMT)

The IUGS and partners; The Energy Group of the Geological Society of London, UNESCO-International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) and Resourcing Future Generations (RFG) are pleased to be able to host the first of a series of six, energy transition events. We start with the hot topic of Geothermal.

  • Registration page

(Posted 20.01.2022)

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IUGS60 Newsletter
July 2022 News Update
(Posted 01.07.2022) (new)

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

(Posted 07.07.2022) (new)


IUGS E-Bulletin n. 187
June 2022 News Update
(Posted 28.06.2022) (new)



UN Sustainable Development Goals
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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)

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

Download (pdf file)
(Posted 22.06.2022)


Vol. 45, No 2, June 2022
(Posted 03.06.2022)

Chibanian GSSP Golden Spike - Installation Ceremony in Ichihara, Japan
21 May 2022, 14:00 JST (07:00 CEST)

21.05.22 is a proud day for the international scientific community and especially for the International Union of Geological Sciences, the IUGS. The placement of the Golden Spike in the Chiba Section today marks the culmination of extensive studies of sites in Japan, Italy, and other countries by multi-disciplinary teams of geoscientists. The voting members of the Subcommission of Quaternary Stratigraphy evaluated these investigations and approved the proposal for the section at Chiba to define the base of the Chibanian Stage that represents the Chibanian Age of the Pleistocene Epoch and Quaternary Period of the Geologic Time Scale.
(Posted 20.05.2022)

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The first 100 IUGS geological heritage sites (IUGS 60th anniversary event)
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 (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 a memorable event that culminates in a spectacular celebration. Mark your calendars for the big IUGS@60 event.
Read more on the IUGS60 website
Website of the Basque Coast Geopark
(Posted 04.05.2022; updated 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): https://tinyurl.com/EFFWorkshop2
Download the flyer

(Posted 05.04.2022)


IUGS Annual Report 2021
Download (pdf file)
(Posted 28.03.2022)


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)


77th IUGS Executive Committee Meeting
Paris (France), 16-18 March 2022
(Posted 17.02.2022)


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

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DDE has a new logo
Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE): the first IUGS-recognized big science programme
Read more

(Posted 17.02.2022)


Ratification of Artinskian GSSP
The IUGS Executive Committee has voted overwhelmingly to ratify the GSSP proposal for the base of the Artinskian Stage of the Cisuralian Series and Permian System.
Read more

(Posted 09.02.2022)

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Submissions are now open to the 2022 Earth Futures Festival
The Earth Futures Festival is an international film and video event showcasing the important role geoscience plays in tackling our most pressing global challenges. The event takes place in September and October 2022 and will culminate in screenings and award events hosted at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, and venues in Sydney and New York.
Read more

(Posted 04.02.2022)


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


International Geodiversity Day – 6 October
A great opportunity to raise awareness of geosciences

On 23rd November 2021 the International Geodiversity Day (IGD) was established by the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference! From now on, the 6th of October will be an annual worldwide celebration, raising awareness across society about the importance of non-living nature for the well-being and prosperity of all living beings on the planet!

(Posted 26.11.2021)


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: https://theearthproject.world/gallery-1-winners/.
Gallery 2 opens for voting today. Why not check out these exquisite images of the environment and nature: https://theearthproject.world/cop-26-gallery-b/. 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: https://theearthproject.world/PressRelease/pressrelease5-10.html

tEP's latest newsletter
The Earth Project Newsletter 26.10.21
Gallery Competition Winners!
(Posted 06.10.2021, updated 08.11.2021 )


New flyers of the IUGS - Commission for the management and application of Geoscience Information (CGI)
Download the rollup version of the flyer
Download the trifold version of the flyer

(Posted 28.07.2021)

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


Call for Nominations: IUGS Councillor 2022-2026
(for IUGS National Committees, Affiliated Organizations, and Constituent Groups)

Download (pdf file)
(Posted 08.08.2022) (new)