IESO 2017 : 11th International Earth Science Olympiad, Côte d'Azur, France

About IESO

The International Earth Science Olympiad – IESO, was founded as one of the major activities of the International Geoscience Education Organization– IGEO.


Schedule Olympiad

The 11th edition will take place on Côte d'Azur, southern France from August 22nd to August 29th, 2017

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The registration process on-line

Registration Fee

The registration fee is dependent on the following date of payment. Your registration will be completed with the payment.

Until June 16th :
Team (4 students, 2 mentors) : 2 000 euros / country
Observer, guest, student guest : 800 euros / person

Until July 1st :
Team (4 students, 2 mentors) : 2 500 euros / country
Observer, guest, student guest : 1 000 euros / person

The registration will be closed on July 1st midnight (GMT)

Step 1 :

Please make the payment of the registration fee to the following account (or via credit card).

Bank Account

IBAN code : FR76 1007 1060 0000 0010 1095 317

Important :
In the space for information, please write IESO2017, team-name, category, and/or personal name. Example : IESO2017, France, Team and Observers 2 and Guest students 2.

Via credit car

To register a team

To register an observer or a guest student

Step 2 :

After the payment, please e-mail us the following :
Images from scanning the remittance receipts of the registration fee with your team-name

Step 3 :

We will send you back confirmation of your IESO2017 registration, and a questionnaire to complete for each member (passport, size for t-shirt, food preferences, allergy, arrival time *…)

* arrival time : you can arrive in France August 21th or before.
Your arrival airport is : Nice International Airport (NCE), your railway station : Antibes

Step 4 :

Once the filled questionnaire, you will receive invitation letter for IESO 2017 from our Organization Committee


Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (IATA: NCE), is a French international airport in Nice city.

In terms of passenger traffic, it ranks third among French airports, after the airports of Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. 

It was built on an area partially won over the sea located in the extension of the Promenade des Anglais, along the Var. 

Its special geographical position gives passengers a spectacular landing along the coast of the French Riviera with stunning views over the islands, bays, beaches, mountains and agglomeration that provides the magical picture. It is one of the most beautiful approach to airports in the world. 

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport website


IESO 2017 will be organized by University Côte d'Azur. 

Two teachers are in charge of this event : Pr. Fabrice Jouffray, science teacher at University Nice Sophia Antipolis and Pr. Jean-Luc Berenguer, science teacher at International High School of Valbonne.

The organization committee is chaired by Thierry Lanz, Vice President of University Côte d'Azur and director of Côte d'Azur Observatory.


Fabrice JouffrayFabrice Jouffray
IESO 2017 Organization CommitteeIESO 2017 Organization Committee
Jean-Luc BerenguerJean-Luc Berenguer