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78th IUGS Executive Committee Meeting, Belfast, United Kingdom
14-17 February 2023, Belfast, United Kingdom
Posted 07.02.2023)


CAG29 Workshop by DDE: Enabling African Geodata
The DDE "Enabling African geodata" workshop at CAG29 in Windhoek (Namibia) on 25 September 2023, will feature talks on African national datasets, geothermal, DDE geodata standards, basin modelling, minerals mapping, and much more. Speakers include: Gbenga Okunlola, Anna Nguno, Hanting Zhong, Melckzedeck Michael Mgimba, Paulina Pokolo and Lesego Peter. There will be breakout sessions that consider what African geodata scientists want from DDE, and what new projects might be started.
CAG29 website
(Posted 10.07.2023)


IUGS-COGE session at AGU Fall Meeting 2023
Members of the International Union of Geological Sciences Commission on Geoscience Education (IUGS-COGE) and the International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO) invite researchers to submit abstracts to the AGU 2023 Fall Meeting Scientific Session on Education titled “ED029: International Geoscience Education: Formal and Informal Efforts, Organizations, and Future Directions”. Please send all questions to
Link to session description and abstract submission portal: 
(Posted 25.07.2023)


International Commission on Stratigraphy: online event on 7 December 2022
16:00 GMT
Title: "The Internetian Age: a new Stage in the ICS' information timeline"
Video recording:
(Posted 05.11.2022; updated 08.12.2022)


International Commission on Stratigraphy:
new edition of the International Chronostratigraphic Chart (2022-10)

Read and download here
(Posted 02.11.2022)

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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):
Download the flyer

(Posted 05.04.2022)


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)


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


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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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)


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


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:
Gallery 2 opens for voting today. Why not check out these exquisite images of the environment and nature: 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:

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


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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