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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.

It 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.

Geologist all over Europe are engaged in three sectors of activity:

Resources & Energy - Environment - Construction

MCG SERVICES AND INFORMATION

What is a Geologist?

The Profession

Who are we?

Who are we?

Council & Regulations

What are we saying?

Latest news from the Chamber of Geologists

Who are our partners?

National and international affiliations

What are our resources?

How do rocks affect us?

Is the rock excavation safe?

Committee on Maltese Stratigraphy

Why should you join the Chamber of Geologists?

  1. Strengthening the voice of the profession

  2. Training opportunities & CPD

  3. Opportunities to be vetted on COST and other EU programs

  4. Networking and knowledge sharing

  5. Personal Development opportunities

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Why should you contact a geologist?

  1. Is rock excavation adjacent to your property threatening the safety and stability of your property?

  2. Worried about the quality of building stone and aggregate used in your home?

  3. Groundwater seeping into your property?

  4. Need an expert witness in Court?

STATEMENT BY THE MCG ON THE 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. 3.12.2022

Geologists say ‘updated’ map is replete with errors and omissions (maltatoday.com.mt)

Errors in ‘updated’ geological map – Peter Gatt (timesofmalta.com)

MCG SIGNS MOU WITH MARE CONFERENCE

MCG SIGNS MOU WITH MARE CONFERENCE

A memorandum of understanding was signed with MARE Conference on promoting Geology and public safety in construction.

24.1.2023


MCG EVENTS AND LATEST NEWS

MEDIA

CONFERENCES

AGREEMENTS/MEETINGS

  • 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 issues Press Release about the errors and omissions of the 'updated' Geological map of Malta. 3.12.2022 Malta Today report; Times of Malta (12.12.2022)

  • 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

  • Chamber of Geologists says it was refused place on BICC Advisory Board - The Malta Independent (February 2022)

  • 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.

  • 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)

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

MCG DOCUMENTS

EUROPEAN NEWS

  • The MCG welcomes four new members in the professional Geologist and Geoscientist classes: Emily Murray Farrugia, Daniel Agius, Emanuele Colica, Jacqueline Licari. 2023

  • The MCG welcomes four new members in the professional Geologist class: Lindsay Debono, Anne van Dierendonck, Gordon Knox and Ivan Mifsud.

  • Dr Martyn Pedley (Univ. of Hull) and Dr Edward Rose (Univ. of London) elected Honorary members of MCG. 6.6.2022.

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

OUR OBJECTIVES

Professionalism Innovation Sustainability Public safety

OUR AIMS:

  • The MCG contributes to the protection of the environment, public safety and responsible exploitation of natural resources and promotes excellence in the application of geology.

  • MCG promotes common European policy on matters such as geology in planning, transition and renewable energy, monitoring and containing natural hazards and, economic and sustainable use of national mineral resources.

  • The MCG promotes education and awareness for citizens at all levels on the importance of Geology for environmental protection, sustainable development and public safety.

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The Malta Chamber of Geologists is a registered professional organisation (VO/2329)