5th IPGC

Collaborating Entities

ORGANIZERS:

Spanish Official Association of Geologists

The Portuguese Association of Geologists was founded in 1976. It is a socio-professional, non-profit association that brings together professionals in the field of Geology who are dedicated to various domains within the Earth Sciences. It is a founding member of the European Federation of Geologists. It is also a member of the Portuguese Federation of Associations and Scientific Societies (FEPASC).The main activities of the Society is the organization of communication between members. We organize discussion nights, seminars, conferences, excursions, summer outings, and issue publications. Members of the Society are involved in educating young specialists and pupils interested in geology.

European Federation of Geologist

The Portuguese Association of Geologists was founded in 1976. It is a socio-professional, non-profit association that brings together professionals in the field of Geology who are dedicated to various domains within the Earth Sciences. It is a founding member of the European Federation of Geologists. It is also a member of the Portuguese Federation of Associations and Scientific Societies (FEPASC).The main activities of the Society is the organization of communication between members. We organize discussion nights, seminars, conferences, excursions, summer outings, and issue publications. Members of the Society are involved in educating young specialists and pupils interested in geology.

Portuguese Association of Geologists

The Portuguese Association of Geologists was founded in 1976. It is a socio-professional, non-profit association that brings together professionals in the field of Geology who are dedicated to various domains within the Earth Sciences. It is a founding member of the European Federation of Geologists. It is also a member of the Portuguese Federation of Associations and Scientific Societies (FEPASC).The main activities of the Society is the organization of communication between members. We organize discussion nights, seminars, conferences, excursions, summer outings, and issue publications. Members of the Society are involved in educating young specialists and pupils interested in geology.

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS:

Australian Institute of Geoscientists

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is the leading professional institute representing geoscientists employed in all sectors of industry, education, research and government throughout Australia. AIG is a not for profit organisation, run by members for members, which aims to advance the skills, status and public perception of more than 3,000 members both within Australia and overseas.

American Institute of Professional Geologists

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 5,000 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 35 regional Sections. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia. AIPG emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics.

Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands

The Royal Dutch Geological and Mining Society, founded in 1912, is the umbrella organisation of earth scientists in the Netherlands.

Geological Survey of Slovenia

The Geological Survey of Slovenia provides information about the geological setting and natural resources of Slovenia and participates in the development of knowledge about past and present processes taking place in the Earth’s crust. GeoZS collects, stores, and disseminates data about the geology of Slovenia and through international cooperation with its partners abroad extends its activities over the Slovenian borders.

Estonian Geological Society

The Geological Society of Estonia (EGEOS) is a non-profit organization that unites geologists working in Estonian geological institutions and people actively involved in the development of geology. The Society grew out of the Geology Club in 1985. The most active figure in the establishment of the Society was Viktor Kõrvel. The Society was founded on 31st May 1989 by 45 founder members in the Estonian Project house. The Society is led by a council and a board assigned by the council and it has its own charter. The main activities of the Society is the organization of communication between members. We organize discussion nights, seminars, conferences, excursions, summer outings, and issue publications. Members of the Society are involved in educating young specialists and pupils interested in geology.

Geological Belgica Luxemburga Scientia & Professionis

Geological Belgica Luxemburga Scientia & Professionis is a Belgian, bilingual, non-profit organization established in Brussels, with the goal to contribute to the development of Earth Sciences and to create a environmental favorable for the communication of scientific knowledge and research. All universities and institutions active in the field of geology are represented in the board of Geological Belgica Luxemburga Scientia & Professionis. Its « sister » association « Société Géologique de Belgique » located in Liège is a privileged partner for the organization of scientific activities.

Czech Association of Economic Geologists

The Czech Association of Economic Geologists (CAEG) is a voluntary professional organization uniting specialists working in the exploration for and research and exploitation of mineral deposits in the Czech Republic. Member of the European Federation of Geologists since 2014.

Ukrainian Association of Geologists

The Ukrainian Association of Geologists (UAG) is a nationwide public organization established in 2000 with the goal of uniting professionals in the fields of geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, engineering, and other disciplines related to Earth sciences. UAG membership is voluntary and involves fostering shared interests and professional objectives that encourage the exchange of knowledge, advanced technologies, research endeavours, collaboration, and the advancement of scientific research quality in the field of Earth sciences.
The ideology of UAG is founded on a commitment to the principles of sustainable development, including social justice, inclusivity, environmental integrity, and the reduction of the human impact on the planet’s ecosystems. It also promotes sustainable economic growth through efficient resource utilization and innovation, with the goal of fostering balanced development for both present and future generations, improving quality of life, and enhancing global well-being.

Serbian Geological Society

The Serbian Geological Society (SGD) is a voluntary scientific organization comprising Serbian geologists. Established in 1891, its objective is to conduct geological investigations in Serbia and other lands of the Balkan Peninsula. Additionally, it aims to inform its members and interested parties about advancements in geology and affiliated sciences.
Objectives of SGD include stimulating, assisting, and monitoring the development of both general and applied geological exploration in Serbia. The society strives to influence progress in exploration while staying abreast of developments in global geology.

Geoscientists Canada

Canada’s geoscience professionals are governed by the provinces and territories in which they work. Today, 10 regulatory bodies register and regulate the professional practice of more than 10,500 Professional Geoscientists, 1,200 other geoscience licencees and another 2,400 Geoscientists-in-Training. Recognizing the need for a national alliance for the profession, in 1996, these regulatory bodies formed Geoscientists Canada to coordinate activities and to represent the profession at a national and international level.The ideology of UAG is founded on a commitment to the principles of sustainable development, including social justice, inclusivity, environmental integrity, and the reduction of the human impact on the planet’s ecosystems. It also promotes sustainable economic growth through efficient resource utilization and innovation, with the goal of fostering balanced development for both present and future generations, improving quality of life, and enhancing global well-being.

Croatian Geological Society

Croatian Geological Society (CGS), established in 1951, is a voluntary professional association of geologists and persons interested in geology and natural heritage, including the institutions from the field of Earth sciences. Aim and purpose of the Society is promotion of geological science and practice, and development of geology as the field of Natural science and engineering.
Particularly important mission of the Society is development of professional and scientific work in the field of Geology, spreading of geological knowledge and scientific and professional specialization of our members and Society as well.

Hungarian Geological Society

The Hungarian Geological Society, founded in 1848, is a socio-professional, non-profit organization. It brings together professionals in Geology and related sciences, representing their interests. The society focuses on presenting, disseminating, and publishing practical and scientific achievements in the Earth Sciences. It promotes continuous scientific and practical training for geoscientists and studies the cultural heritage linked to geological exploration and mining. Additionally, the society discusses and forwards members’ initiatives and proposals to decision-making instances. The society’s activities include arranging professional meetings, conferences, and study tours, as well as establishing thematic sections and working committees. It promotes the newest achievements in geological sciences and proposes solutions for timely professional tasks. The society also engages in education, training, skill development, and science popularization. It pays attention to integrating young professionals into the scientific and social community and utilizes the knowledge of retired members.

Association of Greek Geologists

The Association of Greek Geologists (AGG) was founded in 1961 with the aim of promoting the geological sciences in Greece. AGG also deals with the professional rights of geologists and actively supports the education of earth sciences at different educational levels. The association regularly organise workshops, conferences and public events and collaborate with all geoscientists to promote geology in the protection of the environment.

Hungarian Geological Society

The Hungarian Geological Society, founded in 1848, is a socio-professional, non-profit organization. It brings together professionals in Geology and related sciences, representing their interests. The society focuses on presenting, disseminating, and publishing practical and scientific achievements in the Earth Sciences. It promotes continuous scientific and practical training for geoscientists and studies the cultural heritage linked to geological exploration and mining. Additionally, the society discusses and forwards members’ initiatives and proposals to decision-making instances. The society’s activities include arranging professional meetings, conferences, and study tours, as well as establishing thematic sections and working committees. It promotes the newest achievements in geological sciences and proposes solutions for timely professional tasks. The society also engages in education, training, skill development, and science popularization. It pays attention to integrating young professionals into the scientific and social community and utilizes the knowledge of retired members.

French Geological Society

The French Geological Society (Société Géologique de France, SGF) has a long history, dating back from 1830. With almost one thousand members from the academic and industrial sectors, the organization is strengthening the impact of geosciences at the national and international levels. SGF organizes many geoscientific events including monthly workshops and conferences, the National Geological Days, which are taking place every year in May, and the bisannual Réunion des Sciences de la Terre (RST) geological congress. Scientific publication is also part of SGF activities starting with the on-line BSGF-Earth Sciences Bulletin, and the quaterly Géologues and Géochronique magazines. SGF is proud to own a rich library open to the public, comprising over 80,000 books and 12,000 maps. 

 

Global Geoscience Professionalism Group

The Global Geoscience Professionalism Group, or TG-GGP, is a Task Group formed by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) during the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane, Australia, in August 2012. This Task Group receives support from the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), which is one of its sponsoring organizations. The EFG provides backing through administrative support to facilitate the Task Group’s activities.

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