The Royal Dutch Geological and Mining Society, founded in 1912, is the umbrella organisation of earth scientists in the Netherlands.
The society aims:
Promoting the earth sciences.
To represent the interests of its members.
Strengthening of contacts between its members.
Promoting the recognition of the importance of science to society.
As part of these objectives, the KNGMG also provides accreditation to European Geologist in cooperation with the International License Body of the European Federation of Geologists. in the context of the essential role of geology in a variety of economically important areas brought the Geological Society of London in 2014, the report Geology for Society Geology for Samenleving-. That report is in collaboration with the European Federation of Geologists and translated its national affiliates in 14 different languages. The European report was formally submitted to the European Parliament, presented on 2 June 2015. This recognises the importance of geology and hence of the profession in general about energy, minerals, water, waste treatment, construction, soil pollution and natural hazards brought to the attention of Euro parlementariërs and EU policy makers. The session was presented by MEP Carlos Zorrinho , making the dialogue between policy makers and aarwetenschappers at European and National level started.