The Malta Chamber of Geologists (MCG) is a non-profit organisation established to represent and defend the profession of the Geologist in Malta and to promote and distribute research and knowledge in the fields of Geology in Malta.
Geologist all over Europe are engaged in three sectors of activity:
Resources - Environment - Construction
SERVICES AND INFORMATION
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?
FEATURED: MALTA'S CONTINENTAL SHELF
Malta claims a continental shelf with an area of over 70,000 km2, bordering Italy, Tunisia and Libya. Much of this area hosts the Malta Isolated Carbonate Platform (MICP) and a sector of the Ionian Basin in the east.
The hydrocarbon potential of the MICP is definite, but more work needs to be done to refine the geological model and hydrocarbon prospects. In view of the prospects, and the increased demand for gas, it is surprising that the number of wells drilled in the Maltese continental shelf has declined in the past two decades and presently the number of oil and gas licences is nil.
EVENTS AND LATEST MCG NEWS
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 President Peter Gatt TV interview on NetLive about oil and gas exploration in Malta's continental shelf (20.10.2022). https://netnews.com.mt/2022/10/24/bzonn-ta-studju-biex-possibilment-jinstab-il-gass-fpajjizna-geologu-malti/
The MCG issues a Discussion paper: Geology for Energy in Malta (October 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: Geologists and developers join hands to call for creation of state geological agency (maltatoday.com.mt) LOCAL NEWS – Dynamic Events (dynamiceventsmalta.com) Geologists should be granted warrants, MDA and geologists tell the government (timesofmalta.com)
MCG enrolled as a Voluntary Organisation with the Office of the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations: Malta Chamber of Geologists | MaltaCVS
Dr Martyn Pedley (Univ. of Hull) and Dr Edward Rose (Univ. of London) elected Honorary members of MCG. 6.6.2022.
The MCG President Dr P 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 participated 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 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.
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 President Dr Peter Gatt meets with Glenn Burridge, Executive Director of the European Federation of Geologists. (10/2/2022)
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The Malta Chamber of Geologists is enrolled at the OCVO (VO/2329) and is a member of the European Federation of Geologists