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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


"Anniversaries": INHIGEO, The geologist's hammer tool, instrument and badge - 180 years ago (NEW)
by IUGS-INHIGEO (posted 18.07.2018)

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

Report on flood disasters in SW Japan, July 2018  (NEW)
by IUGS-Task Group on Geohazards (Posted 11.07.2018)

IUGS E-Bulletin #143
June 2018 News Update (Posted 03.07.2018)

News from IUGS-INHIGEO (posted 03.07.2018)
"Anniversaries": Nicolas Steno, born 380 years ago, bared not his own but fossils’ teeth

A new issue of Episodes is out!
Vol 41, No 2, Jun. 2018 (Posted 24.06.2018)

IUGS E-Bulletin #142
May 2018 News Update (Posted 31.05.2018)

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)

IAPGeoethics newsletter
Issue #2 - 2018 (Posted 22.05.2018)

Global Stone Congress in Ilheus (Bahia), Brazil (posted 07.05.2018):
Short notes

IUGS E-Bulletin #141
April 2018 News Update (Posted 26.04.2018)

News from IUGS-COGE (posted 24.04.2018):
The international geoscience textbook

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

News from IUGS-COGE (posted 16.03.2018):
- The UNESCO-IGEO experts survey on geoscience education
The 'Earthlearningidea' initiative
The 'My Earth Science Educator Story' initiative

2016 IUGS Annual Report
(Posted 06.12.2017)


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)