U.S. National Committee for Geological Sciences
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About the USNC
The U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geological Sciences (USNC/IUGS) serves as a focal point for U.S. discussions on how to best maintain the viability and relevance of the geological sciences internationally. The committee provides guidance and input to the IUGS on these issues, and plans and implements U.S. participation in furthering the goals and work of the IUGS. The USNC/IUGS works in cooperation with scientific societies and seeks their input on nominations to the committee.
About the Union
Founded in 1961, the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) is a non-governmental scientific organization that 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. IUGS gives special consideration to initiatives related to the identification and assessment of energy and mineral resources, global change, geologic hazards, and environmental geology. Learn more about the mission of the IUGS.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number ICER-1312037. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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