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International Lithosphere Program (ILP): 
Evgueni Burov Medal 2023 for mid-career scientists - Call for Nominations

(deadline: expired)
Download the call here
ILP website
(Posted 02.11.2022)

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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)

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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)


IUGS Annual report to SCGES (2021)
Download the report
(Posted 30.06.2021)

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UNESCO Lecture Series: Earth Materials for a Sustainable and Thriving Society

Recordings and materials 

(Posted 22.12.2020; revised 03.05.2021)


Hutton series on climate change: Final Report
Prof. John Ludden (IUGS president) has been leading a series of workshops in identifying ten priorities for tackling climate change. This was undertaken in Panmure House, Edinburgh, the home of Adam Smith the economist. James Hutton the famous geologist worked with Smith and the series is named the Hutton Series and follows an Enlightenment style debate which brings together science and engineering, business and government and the concerned public. The outputs are in a final report. We hope that the actions will be implemented and we expect IUGS as a geoscience organisation to contribute to thinking about how we as geoscientists will underpin the energy transition.
Read the final report

(Posted 02.11.2021)

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Note from the IUGS and the IGC on the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC)
Read here
(Posted 25.09.2021)


SEG 100 Conference - Celebrating a Century of Discovery
Read more on the Website of the Society of Economical Geologists (SEG)
(Posted 15.07.2021)


IUGS Episodes Impact Factor for 2020 increased!
Read news
(Posted 05.07.2021)


IGCP Project proposal call 2021
Project proposal form, Call for application, IGCP Operational Guidelines
(Posted 28.06.2021)


76th Executive Committee Meeting - Virtual Meeting (22-24 February & 22 March 2021)
Download minutes
(Posted 20.05.2021)


Mid-year letter from the president of IUGS
Read the letter by John Ludden
(Posted 11.05.2021)


Workshop "Promoting Geodiversity", free online event
(16 April 2021, from 14:00 BST)

Read more about the workshop (registration and international panel of speakers)

Video on Geodiversity

(Posted 09.04.2021)


Call for new Associate Editors

Read the call here (deadline: 30 April 2021)

(Posted 02.04.2021)

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18 new projects approved by The International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Council
List of new IGCP projects
Read more on the UNESCO website
(Posted 17.03.2021)

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The Kimmeridgian (Upper Jurassic) Global Stratotype Section and Point is defined and placed in Scotland, UK

From the International Subcommission on Jurassic Stratigraphy 

(Posted 15.03.2021)

The new IUGS Task Group on Igneous Rocks (TGIR)
Read details (Posted 28.12.2020)
News about the IUGS Secretariat
IUGS President John Ludden signs the MoU with China for hosting the Secretariat (Posted 18.12.2020)
Voting Results of the Extraordinary Session of the IUGS-IGC Council (28-30 October 2020)
Download all results (pdf) (Posted 02.11.2020)
Extraordinary Session of the IUGS-IGC Council
Virtual Meeting, 28-30 October 2020: go to materials (Posted 22.10.2020)

7th SGA-IUGS-SEG-UNESCO Short Course on African Metallogeny

November 2021, Windhoek, Namibia (Posted 16.04.2020; revised 28.10.2020)

Download the leaflet (pdf file)

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