International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)

Union internationale des sciences géologiques (UISG)
Unión Internacional de Ciencias Geológicas (UICG)
Internationale Union für Geologische Wissenschaften

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History

Founded 10 Mar 1961, Paris (France), deriving from International Geological Congress (IGC), set up in 1875, Buffalo NY (USA). Original statutes accepted by Constitutive Assembly, 9 Mar 1961; ratified 28 Sep 1961, when became a member of International Council for Science (ICSU); amended by Council at subsequent International Geological Congresses in 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976. Current Bye-Laws adopted by Council at 34th Congress, 9 Aug 2012, Brisbane (Australia).

Aims

Promote development of the earth sciences through support of broad-based scientific studies relevant to the entire earth-system; apply 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; strengthen public awareness of geology and advance geological education in the widest sense; foster dialogue and communication among the various specialists in earth sciences around the world.

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Activities

Training/education; meeting activities.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 76 countries
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UIA Org ID

A2723

Last News Received

2017
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