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European Geosciences Union

Associated societies

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American Geophysical Union (AGU)

The American Geophysical Union (AGU), which was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and for more than 50 years operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences, is now a nonprofit corporation chartered under the laws of the District of Columbia. The Union is dedicated to the furtherance of the geophysical sciences through the individual efforts of its members and in cooperation with other national and international scientific organisations.


Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)

The Asia Oceania Geosciences Society is an international society established since 2003; formed by like-minded individuals to promote geophysical science and public benefits for Asia and Oceania.

The society participates actively and advances in this field through publication of international journals and developing close connections with local and regional societies.

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Geological Society of America (GSA)

Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of Earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.

The Geological Society's growing membership unites thousands of Earth scientists from every corner of the globe in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet and share scientific findings.


International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees.

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Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU)

Japan Geoscience Union (the old Japan Geoscience Union) was first established in 2005 as the organisation representing Earth planetary science related societies in response to the renovation of science council of Japan. It started as a general juridical entity, Japan Geoscience Union (the new Japan Geoscience Union) on December 1, 2009.

JpGU aims to promote, diffuse and contribute to Earth planetary sciences as a whole through international partnerships, transmission of information to the public, research activities and promoting information exchange, representing Earth planetary science societies in Japan.