IUGS Commission on Systematics in Petrology (CSP)

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Founded 1970, as a Commission of A-XA2723 - International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). As of 2013, ceased to exist.


Coordinate international efforts and international communication in the field of systematics through: classification of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks; elaboration of principles and recommendations; establishing data bases leading to a comprehensive nomenclature of magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rock-types.


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The parent commission (CSP) is composed of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary-General and 10 members from 9 countries. Subcommissions (3): Systematics of Igneous Rocks (SSIR), comprising 14 members, including Chairman and Secretary; Metamorphic Rocks (SSMR), comprising 26 members representing 22 countries, and including Chairman and Secretary; SSMR established an advisory Working Group of 200 geologists spread worldwide and 9 Specialist Study Groups comprising 50 geologists; Sedimentary Rocks (SSSR), in the process of establishment.


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