The mission of the INHIGEO is to promote studies in the history of geological disciplines.
In so doing, the Commission endeavours to stimulate and coordinate the activities of regional, national, and international organizations having shared purposes. The Commission also works to foster the publication of individual and collective works that illuminate the history of the geological sciences.
How does INHIGEO achieve its objectives?
INHIGEO also interacts with other IUGS Commissions, as in the case of the project on Geological Heritage Sites. The contribution of the historical knowledge on geological sciences is clearly recognized in this project, because “an IUGS Geological Heritage Site is a key place with geological elements and/or processes of scientific international relevance, used as a reference, and/or with a substantial contribution to the development of geological sciences through history” (statement by IUGS – IGCP 731).