The International Union of Geosciences (IUGS)
The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) is one of the largest and most active non-governmental scientific organizations in the world. Founded in 1961, IUGS is a member of the International Council of Science. IUGS promotes and encourages the study of geological problems, especially those of world-wide significance, and supports and facilitates international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the earth sciences.
At present IUGS gives special consideration to:
• International standards;
• Geoscience education;
• Geoscience information; and
• Environmental management and hazards.
IUGS Commissions, Task Groups and Initiatives are concerned with a wide range of geologic research of direct interest to governments, industry, and academic groups within the earth sciences. IUGS believes that it is of mutual benefit to establish close links with other organizations engaged in geoscience activities, and especially those organizations whose work relates to some of the major activities of IUGS.
AGID submits its Annual Report of activities to IUGS as it is an affiliate of IUGS. The report covers AGID activities in areas such as IGCP 523 (GROWNET), TEAM (The Earth and Me) project; Geoethics, and GEODEV (Geosciences for Development).
More information about IUGS is at its website: www.iugs.org