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Earth Sciences -- International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGCP)

The IGCP financially supports about 30 projects per year which are assessed by a peer-review process and have a lifetime of five years. Annual funding levels range between 5,000 and 10,000 USD to be used exclusively for meetings or workshops. Additional resources are usually needed to ensure realisation of the projects’ research goals, and scientists are strongly encouraged to raise such funds.Projects must focus, inter alia, on high-quality science, be of international importance and societal relevance, show interdisciplinary cooperation, and constitute international participation, including scientists from developing countries.Project proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups to the IGCP Secretariat accompanied by a letter of endorsement (if possible) from one of the project leader’s National IGCP Committees. Project leaders are strongly advised to inform the UNESCO National Commission representatives and UNESCO Permanent Delegation of their home country.

IGCP 2019 Special Topics

Mining geosciences and sustainability

Efficient and sustainable extractive industry technologies and stimulation methods

Geology for the Sustainable and Safe Scale-up of Renewable Energy Production

Big data, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence in Geosciences

Geohazards nearby metropolitan areas

Global warming CO2 emission mitigation using new methods (such as Carbon Storage and Sequestration)

Sustainable small and volcanic islands: water, energy, resource management

Geoheritage for sustainable development

Geoscience and the Anthropocene


See the pdf here.


15 October, 2019


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