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EuroGeoSurveys (EGS), The Geological Surveys of Europe, is a not-for-profit organisation representing 33 National Geological Surveys and some regional Surveys in Europe, an overall workforce of several thousand experts.

EuroGeoSurveys members, the National Geological Surveys, are public sector institutions carrying out operations and research in the field of geosciences. These organisations have a long tradition, in many cases more than 100 years, in collecting data, preparing information and conducting research focused on their national subsurface.


Our principal purpose is to provide public Earth science knowledge to support the EU’s competitiveness, social well-being, environmental management and international commitments.

In our day-to-day activities, we promote the contribution of geosciences to European Union affairs and action programmes, and provide a permanent network between the Geological Surveys of Europe and a common, but not unique, gateway to each of the Members and their national networks. We jointly address European issues of common interest in the field of geosciences, with the aim to publish, or see our Members publishing, technical advice for the European Union Institutions.
EGS only pursues activities that lie exclusively in the public interest or in the interest of public administration that will benefit from the combined and coordinated expertise of our members and in the direct interest of the European Union and/or of the European Free Trade Association.



Our vision is establishing by 2020, a common European Geological Knowledge Base and to jointly provide a Geological Service for Europe.

The vision is based on three main pillars:

1. A joint research programme with a focus on EU policy
2. Harmonizing, sharing and providing pan-European geological data
3. Sharing knowledge, capacities and infrastructur