International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)
IGCP Project 596
Climate change and biodiversity patterns in the Mid-PalaeozoiC
International Geoscience Programme (IGCP): Geoscience in the service of society
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 600 projects.
IGCP provides several thousands of scientists from about 150 countries with a multi-discipline platform to exchange knowledge and methodology on geological problems of global importance. Special focus is given to projects related to a safer environment, the relationship between natural geological factors and health problems, biodiversity, climate change, mineral and groundwater resources extraction. IGCP promotes collaborative projects with a special emphasis on the benefit provided to society, capacity-building and the advancement and sharing of knowledge between developed and developing nations.
IGCP improves the interaction and networking between geo-hydro and environmental scientists in solving fundamental geoscientific problems relevant to sustainable development. IGCP became more interdisciplinary in nature and co-operates very actively with the Division of Water Sciences to strengthen the principal priority of UNESCO in the natural sciences. New projects put a special emphasis to reach out beyond the Earth Science community to the decision-makers, government-planners and policy-makers. The geoscientific research undertaken contributes to the scientific underpinning of the planning of sustainable social-economic development.
More information on UNESCO and IGCP provided at:
http://www.iugs.org/ (International Union of Geological Sciences )
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