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The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) is an international non-governmental organization devoted to international cooperation in the field of geology.[1]

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1 About 2 Activities 3 Awards 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

About[edit] The IUGS was founded in 1961 and is a Scientific Union member of the International Council for Science
International Council for Science
(ICSU), which it recognizes as the coordinating body for the international organization of science. Currently geologists from 121 countries (and regions) are represented in IUGS through a 121 Adhering Organization. A broad range of Scientific topics are covered by its Commission, Task Groups, Joint Programmes, Affiliated Organizations. IUGS promotes and encourages the study of geological problems, especially those of worldwide significance, and supports and facilitates international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the earth sciences.[2] The Union's Secretariat is currently located at the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences in Beijing, China Activities[edit] IUGS is a joint partner with UNESCO for the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) and they also participate in the Global Network of National Geoparks (GGN). The Geological Society of London
Geological Society of London
oversees the production and distribution of IUGS Publications. The Geological Society of India produces and distributes the Union's quarterly journal, entitled Episodes, as well as providing editorial support. Interested parties can download the latest issues of Episodes free of charge[3] As of 2014[update] IUGS runs six international commissions covering the following topics:

Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information (CGI) Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer (COGE) Geoscience for Environmental Management(GEM) International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO) Commission on Tectonics and Structural Geology
Geology
(TECTASK)

The Union is the main scientific sponsor of the International Geological Congress[4] (IGC), which takes place every four years. South Africa and Cape Town hosted the 35th International Geological Congress in 2016.[5] The 34th Session of the International Geological Congress took place in Brisbane, Australia in August 2012, where IUGS-IGC Council decided that India will host the 36th session in 2020.[6] Awards[edit] The IUGS Scientific Awards of Excellence:

IUGS Émile Argand Award IUGS James M. Harrison Award IUGS Award for Geoscience Information IUGS Award for Structural Geology Vladimir V. Tikhomirov History of Geology
Geology
Medal by the IUGS Commission on the History of Geology
Geology
(INHIGEO). Digby McLaren Medal by the IUGS Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS).[7]

See also[edit]

QAPF diagram International Stratigraphic Guide: A guide developed by the IUGS-ICS Subcommission on Stratigraphic Classification to promote international agreement on principles of stratigraphic classification and to develop an internationally acceptable stratigraphic terminology and rules of stratigraphic procedure.

References[edit]

^ International Union of Geological Sciences, International Union of Geological Sciences, retrieved 6 June 2012  ^ A Brief history of the IUGS, International Union of Geological Sciences, retrieved 6 June 2012  ^ Episodes, International Union of Geological Sciences http://www.episodes.co.in//, retrieved 5 June 2012  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ The International Geological Congress(A Brief History) (PDF), retrieved 6 June 2012  ^ http://www.35igc.org/ ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2013-05-12.  ^ Special
Special
Issue on the IUGS Awards, IUGS Science Excellence Awards for 2016.

External links[edit]

International Union of Geological Sciences website International Year of Planet Earth website Episodes Website International Geoscience Programme website

v t e

International Council for Science
International Council for Science
(ICSU)

National members

Albania Angola Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Bolivia Bosnia & Herzegovina (Republic of Srpska) Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Cameroon Canada Caribbean Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Czech Republic Côte d'Ivoire Denmark Dominican Republic Egypt Estonia Ethiopia Finland France Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Hungary India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Mauritius Mexico Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria North Korea Norway Pakistan Panama Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Romania Russia Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa South Korea South Pacific Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tunisia Turkey Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam Zambia Zimbabwe

International scientific unions

International Astronomical Union
International Astronomical Union
(IAU) International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) International Cartographic Association (ICA) International Geographical Union (IGU) International Mathematical Union (IMU) International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) International Union of Biological Sciences
International Union of Biological Sciences
(IUBS) International Union of Crystallography
International Union of Crystallography
(IUCr) International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) International Union of Forest Research Organizations
International Union of Forest Research Organizations
(IUFRO) International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
(IUGG) International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) International Union of History and Philosophy of Science
International Union of History and Philosophy of Science
(IUHPS) International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS ) International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
(IUPAC) International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) International Union of Radio Science (URSI) International Union of Soil Sciences
International Union of Soil Sciences
(IUSS) International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) International Union of Toxicology

Scientific associates

Academia de Ciencias de América Latina (ACAL) Engineering Committee on Oceanic Resources (ECOR) Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS) International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) International Commission for Optics (ICO) International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) International Federation of Surveyors
International Federation of Surveyors
(FIG) International Foundation for Science
International Foundation for Science
(IFS) International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
(IIASA) International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA) International Union of Speleology (UIS) International Water Association (IWA) Pacific Science Association (PSA) Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 156616320 LCCN: n80032671 ISNI: 0000 0001 1958 5529 GND: 2014804-5 SUDOC: 02642892X BNF: cb11867809x (data) NLA: 35235017 NDL: 001127729 NKC: ko20116

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