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ProGEO is an association that is open to all, and most of Europe's nations are represented by members. ProGEO is working to promote the protection of Europe's typical and important landscapes, as well as its many-faceted heritage of geological phenomena, all of the greatest scientific and cultural importance. ProGEO intends to give Earth-science conservation in Europe a stronger voice, and to act as a forum for the discussion of issues, advising and influencing policy makers.




IUGS – International Union of Geological Sciences

Affiliated organisation of the IUGS

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The VIII International Symposium of ProGEO in Reykjavík, Iceland, 2015.

The Symposium in Reykjavík, Iceland, was successful and many took the opportunity to also see the wonderful geology of Iceland.

The Declarations of the conference are now finalised and available in English and Spanish:

ProGEO VIII conference Declarations of Reykjavík
ProGEO VIII conference Declaración de Reykjavík

The abstracts volume is now available:

ProGEO VIII conference Proceedings

ProGEO 2015


Geoheritage in Europe and its conservation

After many years of planning, editing and hard work, the project has been realized and the long-awaited volume is now printed.

For the first time a comprehensive overview of geo-conservation in Europe has been presented in a book. The book includes specific contributions from 37 countries focussing on legislation and geoconservation practices.

ProGEO members, please find order details here, and enjoy a substantial price reduction.
All other buyers, please find order details here, and a enjoy a low price for this beautiful, hard-cover volume.

Please make use of the flyer, to spread the word!

"Geoheritage" NEWS
Geoheritage has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuter’s products and services. Beginning with volume 3 No. 1, 2011, this publication will be indexed and abstracted in:

- Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®)
- Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
- Current Contents®/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences

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Reduced subscription rates for ProGEO members! See Message board.

Protocol on geoconservation and geoheritage.

Please see Message board and the Protocol page.


The only record of the history of our planet lies in the rocks beneath our feet: rocks and the landscape are the memory of the Earth. Here, and only here, is it possible to trace the processes, changes and upheavals which have formed our planet over thousands of millions of years: the more recent part of this record, of course, includes the evolution of life, including Man. The record preserved in the rocks and landscape is unique, and much of it is surprisingly fragile. Today it is threatened more than ever. What is lost can never be recovered, and therefore there is an urgent need to understand and protect what remains of this our common heritage.