IUGS Commission on Management and Application of Geoscience Information (CGI)

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1967 Ottawa ON Canada


Founded 1967, Ottawa ON (Canada), as a committee of A-XA2723 - International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), with the title IUGS Commission on Storage, Automatic Processing and Retrieval of Geological Data (COGEODATA). Restructured 5 Apr 1974, Paris (France); 23 Aug 1976, Sydney (Australia). Became a Commission of IUGS Jul 1980, Paris; restructured Jul 1989, Washington DC (USA). Combined with U-XE0217 - IUGS Commission on Geological Documentation (COGEODOC). Reactivated Feb 2002, following several years of inactivity. Also formerly known by the initials COGEOINFO; new initials (CGI) adopted Oct 2002.


Foster interoperability and exchange of geoscience information, by active community leadership, collaboration, education and development, and promotion of geoscience information standards and best practice.


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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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