President: Dr Peter Gatt
Secretary: Christopher Gauci
Treasurer: Dr Paul Vincent Grech
Education Secretary: Elton Vella
Registration number : V/O 2329
Bankers: Bank of Valletta
EU PIC: 885488945
Transparency Register: 218510351724-15
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
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geology imparts vital competencies for careers in the construction industry (rock excavation, geomaterials), resource extraction (quarrying, mining, oil and gas), and the environment (geohazards, remediation). Year one establishes a robust geology foundation, sedimentology, geomorphology, tectonics, and geotechnical skills. It also covers economic aspects and industrial use of rocks. Year two advances with remote data methods, rock materials, and applications like hydrogeology. The final year offers specialization options, including Engineering Geology, catering to construction, environmental planning, or extractive industries. This programme equips students with academic rigour and practical skills for success in diverse geology-related professions.
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.
Why should you contact a geologist?
Is rock excavation adjacent to your property threatening the safety and stability of your property?
Worried about the quality of building stone and aggregate used in your home?
Groundwater seeping into your property?
Need an expert witness in Court?
SERVICES AND INFORMATION
MCG President meets Leader of the Opposition
MCG President meets ERA Chairperson
MCG President meets Public Works Minister
MoU between MCG and INGV 6.10.2023
MCG document: Geology in the Construction Industry of Malta
MCG Press Release 1/9/2023
MOU between MCG and ICOG (Association of professional geologists of Spain)
The President of MCG, Dr Peter Gatt and the President of ICOG, Prof Manuel Regueiro y Gonzalez-Barros, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will strengthen collaboration between the two professional National Associations of geologists.
The Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Geologos (ICOG) is the official Association of professional geologists of Spain. Established in 1951, ICOG regularly organizes internal and public scientific conferences. It also monitors the position of geology in public education and makes publications in different scientific and public papers.
MCG Press Release on the 'updated' Geological map of Malta
EVENTS - INFO
Opposition MP stresses need for a Malta Geological Service: Opposition spokesman for Energy, Ing. Mark Anthony Sammut has highlighted in the Maltese Parliament the importance for Malta to have a National Geological Service. Malta remains the only European country that lacks such an institution. The MP also mentioned the importance of having the profession of the Geologist recognised by the state by means of a Warrant. Jeħtieġ servizz ġeoloġiku nazzjonali - NETnews
MCG President addresses conference on ESG and renewable energy organised by PKF. Conference was addressed by Energy Minister Dr Miriam Dalli and other stakeholders. NET News (12.4.2023).
MCG President Dr Gatt participates in Business breakfast about Malta's Energy Agenda. Panel included the Hon Dr Miriam Dalli, Minister for Energy, Environment and Enterprise, and Prof Luciano Mule Stagno from the University of Malta. Times of Malta (26.1.2023)
Opposition spokesman for Planning and Construction, Hon Ing Stanley Zammit delivered a speech in Parliament and stressed on the need that Geologists are given a state Warrant. NETnews You Tube vedeo (14.12.2022)
Geohazards at St Paul's Bay: Another tragic case of damage to property caused by geohazards has occurred in Triq ix-Xaghjra tal-Bandieri in St Paul's Bay. times of Malta
The MCG President interviewed on Newsbook about the recent earthquake (29/11/2022). Newsbook
The MCG President Peter Gatt TV interview on NetLive about oil and gas exploration in Malta's continental shelf (20.10.2022). NET News
Chamber President Dr Peter Gatt, President talks about oil and gas exploration in Malta in an interview by Prof Andrew Azzopardi on FM 103 (19/2/2022): Andrew Azzopardi on 103: F’Malta għandna żejt? - YouTube
MARE Conference: For the second time, the MCG participated in the two-day (1-2 June 2023) MARE conference on the construction industry in Malta, held at the MFCC along with 70 other exhibitors and partners. The MCG this year mounted a stand which attracted interest from industry, consultancies, NGOs and administrative entities. The MCG President, Dr Peter Gatt, participated on a panel discussing safety in construction along with other stakeholders from the Chamber of Architects & Civil Engineers (Kamra tal-periti), Malta Chamber of Project Managers and the health and safety industry.
The MCG President Dr Peter Gatt delivered a presentation on Malta's Exclusive Economic Zone at the Conference exploring links between ESG and renewable energy, organised by PKF. The Conference was addressed by Energy Minister Dr Miriam Dalli and several stakeholders. Dr Gatt spoke about the potential of Malta's EEZ for natural gas, geothermal energy and hydrogen gas. Dr Gatt highlighted the need for Malta to have a National Geological Service. ESG and renewable energy (12.4.2023).
The MCG President, Dr Peter Gatt attends the 81st Council meeting of the European Federation of Geologists in Brussels (18-20.11.2022). During the meeting Dr Gatt delivered a presentation on behalf of the National Associations of Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and Spain on the development of the profession of the Geologist in Europe.
The MCG participates in the EFG Council meeting held in the Azores on 22nd May 2022. The MCG is a member of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG).
The MCG President Dr Peter Gatt participates in webinar on the Green Deal organised by the Times of Malta with the support of the European Parliament (2.6.2022).
The MCG is partner to the MARE Summit on the Construction Industry in Malta. A presentation titled 'Building on safe ground: What is the underlying geology?' was delivered by MCG President during the conference on 5th May 2022.
The President of MCG, Dr Peter Gatt and the Chairman of Malta Energy Ltd., Mr Paul Abela have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will strengthen collaboration between the two entities in the field of energy. Malta Energy is a public private partnership between the Chamber of SMEs and the Maltese government through the Water Services Corporation. 14.6.2023
MCG signs MOU with MARE Conference on promoting geology for public safety in construction. 24.1.2023
MCG signs a co-operation Agreement with IDEA Academy (30.11.2022)
The MCG and the Malta Developers Association have issued a joint Position Paper calling for the State Warranting for Geologists and the setting up of a Malta Geological Service. 14.9.2022: Malta Today; Dynamic Events ; Times of Malta
MCG enrolled as a Voluntary Organisation with the Office of the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations: Malta Chamber of Geologists | MaltaCVS
Chamber President Dr Peter Gatt meets with Glenn Burridge, Executive Director of the European Federation of Geologists. (10/2/2022)
The MCG welcomes four new members in the professional Geologist and Geoscientist classes: Emily Murray Farrugia, Daniel Agius, Emanuele Colica, Jacqueline Licari. 2023
MCG Council approves the document Geology in the Construction Industry of Malta.
MCG issues document titled Geology for energy in Malta: Discussion Document
Joint Position Paper on Public Safety in Construction by the MCG and the Malta Developers Association 3.9.2022. Times of Malta report
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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