The broad objectives of FIGA are as follows:

  • Promote excellence in research and development with appropriate use of technology in earth sciences.
  • Initiate and facilitate coordinated research by creating technical commissions and working groups in in contemporary areas of relevance in earth sciences.
  • Promote interaction between individuals, bodies, institutions and industries interested in advancement in knowledge of earth sciences.
  • Conduct national and international congress, symposia, conference and other meetings, tutorials, exhibitions etc.,
  • Promote publication of research outcome in form of a journal, bulletins, newsletters, books and proceedings of its symposia, conferences and meetings.
  • Coordinate and promote scientific activities related to earth sciences among national and regional societies and scientific community at large.
  • Represent the field of earth sciences in relevant international forums.
  • Cooperate with international and regional associations as well as governmental and intergovernmental bodies including UN organizations.
  • Recognize and confer awards to honour meritorious achievements of individuals and groups.
  • Promote and contribute education, training in the earth sciences
  • Acquire properties such as office premises for use of society.
  • Securing grants, funds, endowments and administering same for achieving objectives
  • Appoint personal for smooth functioning of the society
  • Promote all appropriate activities to achieve its mission