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.

Organisation Structure


Benefits of joining the MCG:

To become a member send an email to request a membership form.  

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?

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Events at national and international level

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MCG Annual Reports

National Associations of geologists


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?

Commission on Maltese Stratigraphy



MCG Press Release 1/9/2023

The MCG issued a press release in response to the document published by the Energy & Water Agency on the proposed sites for offshore renewable energy. 

Press Releases  

Press coverage:   The Malta Independent   Times of Malta

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. 

MOU between MCG and the Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA).

The GRDA and the MCG signed an MOU which will serve for future collaborative initiatives that will be undertaken. The GRDA is an Authority set up by Act of Parliament for the implementation of the regional development strategy for the island of Gozo.

The agreement was signed by GRDA CEO, Mr Mario Borg, and by the President of the Malta Chamber of Geologists, Dr Peter Gatt. 

MOU between MCG and Malta Energy 

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.

MARE Conference: The national Property Summit

For the second time, the MCG participated in the two-day (1-2 June) 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. 

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

Press coverage:     Malta Today       Times of Malta 

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


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