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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.

The IUGS Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer (COGE) was established in 2004 by the IUGS to examine and develop programs to assist developed and developing countries to maintain, expand or introduce better earth science education, outreach and technology transfer within their country.


The Arabian Geosciences Union (ARABGU), the African Association of Women in Geosciences (AAWG) and the African Geoparks Network (AGN) conference 'Earth sciences for society', which will include an educational theme, has information available at: The conference will run in El Jadida/Marakesh, Morocco from 20-24th March 2018

The Resources for Future Generations conference focussing on energy, minerals, water and the Earth, with a strand focussed on 'Education, Outreach and Young Leaders', run by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), will take place in Vancouver, Canada from 16 - 21 June 2018 (

The International Geoscience Education Organisation (IGEO) four-yearly conference GeoSciEd VIII, will take place on 22-26 July 2018, hosted by the University of Campinas, Campinas near São Paulo, Brazil. Facebook page:


Read the 4 yearly Summary Report on the IUGS Commission on Geoscience Education here.
Read the Annual report for IUGS-COGE for 2016 here.

Contribution to the International Geological Congress, Cape Town, 2016
The IGC Theme of Geoscience Education and Public Communication comprised 63 oral abstracts, 18 posters and a plenary session.

A workshop was run by the International Geoscience Education Organisation (IGEO) supported by IUGS-COGE, to develop an international geoscience textbook to support the International Geoscience Syllabus previously published in 2014/15 by IGEO with the support of IUGS-COGE.

A second workshop was run by IGEO supported by IUGS-COGE, to discuss the IPGG/UNESCO - IGEO Geoscience Education Survey.


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European Association of Science Editors (EASE)

Geological Society of Africa (GSAf)

International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD)

International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH)

International Permafrost Association (IPA)

Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)