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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


A new issue of Episodes - Journal of International Geoscience is out! (NEW)
Vol 41, No 3, Sept. 2018 (Posted 14.09.2018)

ICS Awards Nomination Call  (NEW)
International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS): Digby McLaren Medal and ICS Medal (Posted 05.09.2018)

IUGS E-Bulletin #145 (NEW)
August 2018 News Update (Posted 28.08.2018)

International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme Councils' appointments  (NEW)
New members of the IGCP Council and UNESCO Global Geoparks Council (Posted 07.09.2018)

International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)  (NEW)
IGCP Call for Project Proposals: deadline 15.10.2018 (Posted 05.09.2018)
IGCP Call for Project Proposals (pdf) (Posted 06.09.2018)
IGCP Flyer (pdf) (Posted 06.09.2018)

IUGS-INHIGEO Annual Record n. 50
Covering Activities generally in 2017 Issued in 2018 (Posted 28.08.2018)

PROGEO News
Issue n. 2 - 2018 (Posted 28.08.2018)

"Anniversaries": Facies, a geological concept (1838-2018) - 180 years ago
by IUGS-INHIGEO (Posted 13.08.2018)

Geo at the Tour de France
by Roland Oberhänsli (Posted 13.08.2018)

IUGS E-Bulletin #144
July 2018 News Update (Posted 26.07.2018)

INQUA congratulates IUGS/ICS/SQS on ratification of new Holocene subdivisions
(Posted 24 July 2018)

Latest version of the International Chronostratigraphic Chart/Geologic Time Scale
by IUGS-International Commission of Stratigraphy (Posted 14.07.2018)

IAPGeoethics newsletter
Issue #3 - 2018 (Posted 04.08.2018)

Resourcing Future Generations
Grants of the First and Second Open Call (Posted 28 May 2018)

Resourcing Future Generations
RFG Publications Published or Submitted - End 2017 (Posted 28 May 2018)

Contributing to the IUGS e-bulletin, website and social media
(Posted 06.04.2018)

IUGS journal "Episodes" (Posted 16.03.2018):
an electronic submission and review system (Editorial Manager) has been launched


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)