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Call for Membership Applications to the IGSN Implementation Organization

Dear EarthRef community,

Apr 2013. The International Implementation Organization for the IGSN (IGSN e.V.) invites applications for new members before its next General Assembly in June 2013. The IGSN Implementation Organization operates the international IGSN registration service, and implements and promotes standard methods to locate, identify, and cite physical samples with confidence.

Membership in the IGSN Implementation Organization is open to all non-profit organizations who wish to run their own IGSN allocating service. Organizations who have an interest in the purpose and objectives of the IGSN Implementation Organization (but do not plan to become an IGSN allocating agent) are welcome as Affiliate Members with an advisory function and the right to attend the General Assembly. The amount and due date of annual membership fees will be determined by the General Assembly. The membership fee is currently 500 euros per year.

More information about the IGSN (International Geo Sample Number) is available at:

Submit questions, comments, and membership applications to

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