Membership in EuroGeoSurveys

The Continental Shelf Department became a member of EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) in October 2014.

EGS represents 37 National Geological Surveys and some regional surveys in Europe with several thousand specialists working in numerous applications of geosciences. These applications include the use and management of natural resources and the identification of natural hazards of geological origin. EGS is non-profit organisation working solely for the public interest.


EGS aims at providing European Institutions with expert, neutral, balanced and practical pan-European advice and information as an aid to problem-solving, policy, regulatory and programme formulation.


The portals of EGS ( and the European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI) ( provide access to geoscientific metadata, information and knowledge at European and national scales. The EGS portal also presents information on EGS, its activities and Member Organizations.​