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International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)

Geoscience in the service of society

International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)

The IGCP is a cooperative enterprise of UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and has been stimulating comparative studies in the Earth Sciences since 1972. After three decades of successful work, the "International Geological Correlation Programme" continued, as "International Geoscience Programme". Up to this day, IGCP has made research results available to a huge number of scientists around the world with about 400 projects.

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    Ms Margarete Patzak
    • Programme Specialist; Deputy Secretary, International Geoscience Programme (IGCP); Coordinator, Geoparks Initiative
    Europe and North America Latin America and the Caribbean Africa Arab States Asia Pacific