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About the IUGS

With 121 national members, the Union aims to promote development of the Earth sciences through the support of broad-based scientific studies relevant to the entire Earth system; to apply the results of these and other studies to preserving Earth's natural environment, using all natural resources wisely and improving the prosperity of nations and the quality of human life; and to strengthen public awareness of geology and advance geological education in the widest sense.

News and Information


IAPGeoethics Newsletter  
Issue No. 1 for 2017 (Posted 16.03.2017)  

Heritage Stones Subcommission  
2016 Newsletter No. 3 (Posted 08.02.2017)  

Initiative on Forensic Geology
2016 IFG Newsletter (Posted 27.01.2017)  

OneGeology Newsletter
Issue #17 for Winter 2017 (Posted 26.01.2017)  

ProGEO News
Issue Number 4 for 2016 (Posted 23.01.2017)   

IUGS RFG2018 Call for Sessions Closing Soon
Vancouver, BC, Canada 2018 conference (Posted 11.01.2017) 

IUGS E-Bulletin #127
Highlights of IUGS activities in December (Posted 10.01.2017)  

EPISODES is Moving to Korea!    
Editorial management has changed (Posted 10.01.2017) 

Earth Science for Society Meeting
1st Circular - Morocco, March 2018 (Posted 04.01.2017)     

EPISODES now available online    
December 2016 Volume 39, No. 4 (Posted 13.12.2016)  

35th IGC Abstracts Now Available
All abstracts archived and searchable via GeoRef (Posted 11.12.2016)  

EFG and Code of Ethics
Position statement on sexual harassment (Posted 06.12.2016)    

2014 IUGS Flyer  (English)
A short explanation of the IUGS 

2014 IUGS Flyer (Spanish) 
A short explanation of the IUGS

2014 IUGS Flyer (Portuguese)
A short explanation of the IUGS 

2014 IUGS Brochure   
A more detailed explanation of the IUGS

IUGS leaflet Afrikaans 

IUGS leaflet Arabic 

IUGS leaflet Farsi

IUGS leaflet French 

IUGS leaflet Greek 

IUGS leaflet Hindi 

IUGS leaflet Italian 

IUGS leaflet Polish 

IUGS leaflet Sesotho  

IUGS leaflet Swahili 

IUGS leaflet Urdu  

IUGS leaflet Xhosa 

IUGS leaflet Zulu 

Benefits of IUGS Membership 
Summary of facts (2014) 

The INTERNATIONAL UNION OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization registered in the USA.

Federal TIN (IRS) = 521231783
DUNS Number = 653870014
In Care of Name = Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS)