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.
Geologist all over Europe are engaged in three sectors of activity:
Resources & Energy - Environment - Construction
MCG SERVICES AND INFORMATION
Why should you join the Chamber of Geologists?
Strengthening the voice of the profession
Training opportunities & CPD
Opportunities to be vetted on COST and other EU programs
Networking and knowledge sharing
Personal Development opportunities
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?
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.
Read more: https://fb.watch/kJEaBRuzY6/
Jeħtieġ servizz ġeoloġiku nazzjonali - NETnews
MARE Conference: The national Property Summit
For the second time, the MCG is supporting partner at the MARE Conference that will be held on the 1 to 2 June at the MFCC in Ta' Qali, Malta.
The President of the MCG will participate on one of the panels during the conference.
To register: https://maresummit.com/tickets-2/
MCG President delivers presentation on Malta's EEZ
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.
MCG President on reinforced concrete durability
The MCG President Dr Peter Gatt is interviewed by the Home Owners' Association on F living TV.
Dr Gatt highlights the geological materials in concrete, namely aggregate and cement, as well as Eurocode 2 regulations on durability in reinforced concrete and the 50 year design working life depending on the environment.
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 EVENTS NEWS
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 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 addresses conference on 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.
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
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 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
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 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.
The Malta Chamber of Geologists is a registered professional organisation (VO/2329)