The Project is backed by the following Founding Partners: International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG); the International Geographical Union; the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS); the International Lithosphere Programme (ILP); the National Geological Survey of the Netherlands (NITG-TNO); The Geological Society of London; the International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC); A consortium of the International Association of Engineering Geologists and the Environment (IAEG), the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) and the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE); the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA); the American Geological Institute (AGI); the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG); and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).
The Year enjoys the support of 23 Associate Partners, including all major international geoscientific and other relevant organisations: International Council for Science (ICSU); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC); International Permafrost Association (IPA); International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD); Society of Economic Geologists (SEG); Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA); International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH); International Geoscience Programme (IGCP); European Federation of Geoscientists (EFG); African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE); Science Council of Asia (SCA); European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage (ProGEO); Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP); Geological Society of Africa (GSAf); United Nations University (UNU); Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID); United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR); North-eastern Science Foundation (USA) (NESF); Association of American State Geologists (AASG); International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS); Geological Society of America (GSA); North American Committee for Stratigraphic Nomenclature (NACSN).
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“Pilate with his question What is truth? is gladly trotted out these days as an advocate of Christ, so as to arouse the suspicion that everything known and knowable is an illusion and to erect the cross upon that gruesome background of the impossibility of knowledge.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
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