“The International Union of Geological Sciences – International Commission on Geoheritage-Heritage Stones Subcommission (IUGS-ICG-HSS) has been advancing the recognition of natural stones with historical and cultural significance, utilized in architectural monuments. India is hosting the 3rd Stone workshop-cum-International Seminar on natural stones and conservation of cultural heritage in 2023 under the aegis of IUGS-ICG-HSS and […]
After the great success of the The First 100, we are very glad to announce that the process for the The Second 100 has been already launched. The IUGS Executive Committee has strongly supported our strategy to announce 100 sites every two years. The Second will be announced in 2024 in an special event during […]
“The First 100, represents the best of science and collaborative work”. The First 100 jsd been coordinated by the IUGS International Commission on Geoheritage. There are more than 50 countries involved. It seems like a great achievement. Are you satisfied? I think the numbers of this initiative speak for themselves. We have 100 sites recognised […]
“Zumaia declaration is a statement from the International Geological Sciences of the importance of preservation of our geological heritage” It is the 60th anniversary of the International Union of Geological Sciences. What is the IUGS? The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) is an international non-governmental non-profit organization. It has member countries, delegations, from 122 […]
“Geological sciences have help us understanding how nature works” Humans have always admired and used their land. When does the history of Geological Sciences start? That’s one of the major questions of our group, because there are historians of geological scientists who say that the history of geology starts in a very modern time in […]
On October 28th, the International Union of Geological Sciences, during the celebration of its 60th anniversary event with more than 200 experts from 40 countries adopted the IUGS Zumaia declaration.
The presentation of the First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites during the IUGS 60th anniversary event was a great success. 140 participant form 42 different countries participated in the event. This important milestone has created enthusiasm, energy and good will to continue working for an IUGS program to give recognition to those sites of the highest scientific value. The First are only the first. Many more will be coming.
The IUGS 60th anniversary event will be celebrated in the Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark on October 25th – 28th. This great event will announce the First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites and the 10 new Heritage Stones and will bring together more than 130 participants from 40 countries. Representatives of some of the most important international organisms in Earth Sciences will contribute with several keynote lectures.
In October 2022 the IUGS Executive Committee met digitally and ratified the First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites as a new IUGS designation. The IUGS EC also ratified the 10 new Heritage Stone proposals.
On March 16th – 17th the IUGS celebrated its 77th Executive Committee meeting in an open session hosted by the Societé Géologique France in Paris. The International Commission on Geoheritage participated in the meeting for the first time.