About us

The Malta Chamber of Geologists (MCG)/ Kamra tal-Ġeologi is a registered non-profit professional organisation established to represent and defend the profession of the Geologist in Malta and to broaden and update knowledge of its members. 

The MCG promotes the science and practice of geology and geoscience by safeguarding standards and distributing research and knowledge in the fields of geology and has a social purpose of raising awareness in geology that benefits public safety and economic development.

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BSc (Hons) in Geology

Become a geologists in Malta! 

IDEA Academy in collaboration with the Malta Chamber of Geologists is offering a BSc course in geology. The course is structured in three levels: Diploma (Year 1), Higher Diploma (Year 2) and BSc (Hons) (Year 3)

The course is approved by the MFHEA

For further details visit BSc Geology at IDEA Academy 

What are geologists?

All over Europe, geologists are engaged in three sectors of activity: Resources & Energy,  Environment  and  Construction. The role of the geologist is different from that of the engineer: Geologists interpret, engineers design and build.

Geologists make use of their special knowledge for the benefit of the public and are trained to consider the entire physical environment, the materials that compose it (rocks, soils, and water). Geologists work in exploration and development of mineral resources used in construction and industry and development of water resources, but also evaluating the stability of foundations for buildings, dams, bridges and roads, plus many others. Few other professions affect the public more than geology, especially through collaboration with the construction and engineering professions. 

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LATEST NEWS

AGM 2024 elects new MCG Executive Council 

The Annual General Meeting 2024 on 5th February 2024 has elected the four members of the Council for the term 2024-2026.


The AGM also approved the Annual Report 2023 and the Annual Accounts. The successful AGM discussed the strategy and future development of the profession in Malta.


5.2.2024

MoU between MCG and SGE  9.1.2024

The President of MCG, Dr Peter Gatt and the President of the Sociedad Geológica de España (SGE), Prof Juan Morales Gonzalez have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will open collaboration between the two professional organisations of geologists.


SGE is the Geological Society of Spain and was founded in 1985 with the main objective of strengthening and promoting the Geological Sciences among all sectors of society. The SGE has around one thousand members and publishes several journals with world-wide distribution, including Latin-American countries. 


25.1.2024

MCG establishes Code of Professional Conduct and Grievance Committee

Council meeting No. 9 approves the Code of Professional Conduct and establishes the Grievance Committee of the Chamber. 

This development establishes the Chamber as a regulatory professional body for geologists in Malta. The Grievance Committee consists of three members who are independent and includes persons with experience in  investigating cases of professional conduct. 


9.1.2024

Honorary membership conferred to Prof Maria Mutti


The Council of the MCG has conferred honorary membership to Prof Maria Mutti for her work and publications on Maltese stratigraphy and sedimentology. 


Professor a Mutti is chair of Sedimentary Geology at the University of Potsdam (Germany). She previously held research positions at ETH Zürich, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where she helped run the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, and a faculty position at USC in Los Angeles. Her research interests focus on carbonate systems in relation to Earth History as well as to surface and subsurface multi-scale basin analysis studies as applied to carbonate reservoirs. 


9.1.2024

Prof Maria Mutti

MCG President meets Leader of the Opposition


The MCG President Dr Peter Gatt presented copies of MCG's documents Geology in the Construction Industry of Malta and the document Geology for Energy in Malta to the Hon Dr Bernard Grech, Leader of the Opposition and Nationalist Party and the Hon Ing Stanley Zammit, Opposition spokesman for public works.


Dr Grech and Dr Gatt discussed the importance of the profession of the geologist in natural resources management, exploration of Malta's large EEZ and the application of geology to public safety.


14.11.1023

MCG President meets ERA Chairperson


The MCG President Dr Peter Gatt presented a copy of MCG's documents Geology in the Construction Industry of Malta and the document Geology for Energy in Malta to Perit Vincent Cassar, Chairperson of the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA).


Perit Cassar and Dr Gatt discussed the importance of protecting the country's Geodiversity and the importance of the profession of the geologist in natural resources management and assessment.


13.11.1023

MCG President meets Public Works Minister


The MCG President Dr Peter Gatt presented a copy of MCG's document Geology in the Construction Industry of Malta to the Hon Dr Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, minister for Public Works and Planning.


The Minister and MCG President discussed the contents of the document and the importance of the profession of the geologist in the construction industry.


3.11.1023

MoU between MCG and INGV 6.10.2023

The President of MCG, Dr Peter Gatt and the President of INGV, Prof Carlo Doglioni, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will open collaboration between the two professional organisations of geoscientists.

The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) is an Italian state organisation established 33 years ago committed to research, serving citizens during emergencies and building a knowledge society to understand how the Earth works. The INGV publishes the Annals of Geophysics and other high quality research.

MCG Press Release on the 'updated' Geological map of Malta

The Malta Chamber of Geologists does not endorse the 'updated' geological map of Malta which was recently published online by the Continental Shelf Department within the Ministry of Finance and without any consultation and input of the Chamber of Geologists. 

The Geological map includes numerous errors and omissions and should be used with caution and only following the advice from a professional Geologist.

A geological map that is erroneous undermines public safety.  

Press Releases   3/12/2022

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EUROPEAN NEWS

August 2023: MCG joins the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA)

February 2023: MCG joins the  European Geosciences Union (EGU) network of National Geoscientific Societies. 

March 2022: MCG joins the European Federation of Geologists (EFG)

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