Project Description
The International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) is a joint endeavour of UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). It was launched in 1972 to facilitate co-operation among geo-scientists across frontiers and boundaries. Its objective is to bring scientists from over the world together and enhance interaction, particularly between North and South, through joint research work, meetings and workshops.

IGCP is interdisciplinary. It covers the different fields in earth sciences and is linked with other UNESCO scientific programmes. It maintains active interfaces with disciplines such as water, ecological, marine, atmospheric and biological sciences. IGCP currently is in operation in about 150 countries and involves several thousands of scientists. Out of the ongoing 40 projects in 2004, UNESCO Office, Jakarta, has supported a number of meetings and workshops under the auspices of decentralized funds from Headquarters, utilizing the network of national IGCP committees

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