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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.
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.

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#RFG2018: Call for Sessions
Grounded in geoscience, the Resourcing Future Generations (RFG) conference will serve as a forum for industry, government, academia and other stakeholders to discuss their research as well as the key issues and trends shaping the future delivery of energy, minerals and water resources within the context of sustainable development.

Submit your session proposal under the technical and nontechnical themes and sub-themes making up the below matrix.

Proposals will be accepted until February 2017.
Ideas that depart from session themes, provided that they are relevant to the conference, will be considered.

Session proposals must include:
Proponents , Session title , Short summary , Relationship to conference partners , Expected participation

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U–Pb zircon ages recovered from 5.7 Ma Mauritian trachytic rocks reveal the existence of 2.5 and 3.0 Ga old continental crust beneath Mauritius; a missing piece of the puzzle newly found of the ancient nucleus of Madagascar and southern India, which helped publishing a detailed reconstruction of Mauritius and other Mauritian continental fragments.

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Report on the “International Workshop on Climate and Environmental Evolution in the Mesozoic Greenhouse World and 3rd IGCP 609 Workshop on Cretaceous Sea-Level Change”

#Episodes, December 2016 Issue, #IGCP

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A comparative study of #gravity and #crustal #deformation data through superconducting gravimeter and GPS observations in the North-West Himalayan region

#Episodes, December 2016 Issue

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#Episodes: Towards an Ediacaran Time Scale: Problems, Protocols, and Prospects

Impressive work of the Subcommission on Ediacaran Stratigraphy of the IUGS Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) in the December issue of the IUGS journal #Episodes

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GSSP for Chattian Stage (Oligocene Series; Paleogene System) ratified by IUGS.

In September 2016, the IUGS Executive Committee voted for ratification of the Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Chattian Stage (Oligocene Series). The boundary is now formally defined at the highest common occurrence of the planktonic foraminifer Chiloguembelina cubensis at meter level 197 in the Monte Cagnero section, Piobbico (Marche, Central Italy). Italy is the location of ten ratified GSSPs. A dedication ceremony for the GSSP is planned for May 2017. The most recent version of the ICS International Chronostratigraphic Chart can be viewed and downloaded from the ICS webpage:

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The Chair of the IUGS Initiative on Forensic Geology, Laurence Donnelly, is giving a keynote lecture at an evening seminar devoted to his topic of expertise. Thanks to the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Geological Society of Ireland for organizing this event. Download information here:

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The Karoo Supergroup: known to be the most widespread stratigraphic unit in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. The cross section is featured on one of ten special stamps to be issued by the South African Post Office to celebrate the 35th International Geological Congress to be hosted in Cape Town August 2016, the main scientific forum of IUGS.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: #UNESCO and #IUGS are looking for new members to join the Council of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)

The International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) is a 45-year long joint-venture between UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). The IGCP has long been recognized globally amongst geoscientists as one of the most successful models for promoting international scientific cooperation in geosciences for individuals sharing a global vision for research. The programme continues to provide opportunities for strong collaboration, capacity building for developing countries and recognition by international peers.

If you are aware of excellent scientists, who have an exemplary track record in a particular field of research and a passion for international collaboration, please suggest to them that they apply to join the IGCP Council. There is no limit to the number of nominations an organization can submit. We especially encourage nominations from female researchers or researchers based in African, Asian or Latin-American countries.
The purpose of this call is to invite nominations for six new candidates to become member of the IGCP Council. All nominated candidates must complete the application form digitally, include a digital copy of their CV (specify publication record, international collaboration and other related activities), a list of their 10 most important publications during the last 10 years and a motivation letter. All documents should be provided in English. This information should be sent directly to the IGCP Secretariat in UNESCO (send to m.patzak(at) with ka.heirman(at) in copy) before the 30th of June 2016.

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When you look down to the ground from your window seat on a plane, you are probably trying to figure out the geology, right? Need some help? Why not try the "what-are-you-flying-over" app! It will also help you when you are on the ground.…/what-are-you-flying-over-…/…
"Flyover Country is a National Science Foundation funded offline mobile app geoscience outreach and data discovery. The app exposes interactive geologic maps from, fossil localities from Neotomadb.organd, Wikipedia articles, offline base maps, and the user’s current GPS determined location, altitude, speed, and heading. The app analyzes a given flight path and caches relevant map data and points of interest (POI), and displays these data during the flight, without in flight wifi. By downloading only the data relevant to a particular flightpath, cache sizes remain reasonable, allowing for a robust experience without an internet connection.
Flyover Country is not limited to the window seat of airplanes. It is also ideal for road trips, hiking, and other outdoor activities such as field trips and geologic field work."
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