International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology (ICCP)

Comité international de pétrographie des charbons
Internationale Kommission für Kohlenpetrologie
Mezdunarodnyj Komitet po Petrologii Uglja

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1953-06 Geleen Netherlands


Founded at 1st meeting, following recommendations of 3rd Conference on Carboniferous Stratigraphy, 1951, Heerlen (Netherlands). Statutes adopted 1978; revised 1991, 1999, 2023. Statutes written in accordance with UK law.


Ensure continuing international exchange of scientific information directly or indirectly related to organic petrology; develop international nomenclature on coal petrology and organic matter in sediments; develop and publish definitive descriptions and refine and standardize analytical methods in these fields; develop new applications in geology and industry.


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General Assembly (annual, 2 sessions at each Annual Meeting); Council; Executive Committee; 'Commission 1' - General Coal and Organic Petrology; 'Commission 2' - Application of Coal and Organic Petrology to Geology, including Prospecting for Oil and Gas; 'Commission 3' - Application of Coal Petrology to Utilization; Sub-Committees.


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