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Geoscience international : the role of scientific unions

Ismail-Zadeh, Alik

International geoscientific unions (geounions) have been coordinating and promoting international efforts in Earth and space sciences since the beginning of the 20th century. Thousands of scientists from many nations and specific scientific disciplines have developed ways of cooperation through international unions and learned how to work together to promote basic geosciences. The unions have been initiating, developing, and implementing international cooperative programmes, setting scientific standards, developing research tools, educating and building capacity, and contributing to science for policy. This paper analyses the role of geounions in and their added value to the promotion of geoscience internationally in the arena of the existing and emerging professional societies of geoscientists. The history of the geounions and the development of international cooperation in geosciences are reviewed in the paper in the context of scientific and political changes over the last century. History is considered here to be a key element in understanding and shaping the future of geounions. Scientific and organisational aspects of their ac ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.5194/hgss-7-103-2016
ISSN: 2190-5029, 2190-5010
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-639244
KITopen ID: 1000063924
Erschienen in History of geo- and space sciences
Band 7
Heft 2
Seiten 103–123
Lizenz CC BY 3.0 DE: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland
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