International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)
Programme international de géoscience (PICG)
Programa Internacional de Ciencias de la Tierra (PICG)
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1972-11 Paris France
Founded Nov 1972, Paris (France), International Geological Correlation Programme -- Programme international de corrélation géologique -- Programa Internacional de Correlación Geológica, as a joint IUGS/UNESCO programme, on acceptance as an approved programme of B-XB3383 - UNESCO at at 17th session of UNESCO General Conference, following approval by General Assembly of A-XA2723 - International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), Aug 1972, Montréal (Canada). A joint initiative of: H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU).
Provide scientists with a multi-discipline platform to exchange knowledge and methodology on geological problems of global importance with special focus on projects related to a safer environment, the relationship between natural geological factors and health problems, biodiversity, climate change, and mineral and groundwater resources extraction.
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Scientific Board (meets annually), appointed jointly by UNESCO and IUGS. Scientific Working Groups (5): Earth Resources - Sustaining our Society; Global Change and Evolution of Life - Evidence from Geological Record; Geohazards - Mitigating the Risks; Geoscience of the Water Cycle; Deep Earth - How it Controls our Environment. Secretariat at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France).
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