The Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (Spanish: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España) is an examination foundation situated in Madrid, Spain. It is keep running under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. As a team with the Spanish Geological Society (Sociedad Geológica de España or SGE), the Institute has drawn up a rundown of globally imperative geosites in Spain. This work, which started in 1999, is a piece of the Global Geosites extend advanced by IUGS in the 1990s and thusly bolstered by UNESCO
The origins of the institute go back to the nineteenth century when a commission was established to work on the geological map of Spain.
The building which houses the establishment is on Ríos Rosas road in the Chamberí area of Madrid. Nearby is the School of Mining Engineering of Madrid, which was inherent 1893, though the establishment building, composed by Francisco Javier de Luque, was formally opened in 1926. The opening occurred amid the International Geological Congress which Spain facilitated that yearInside the building is a geological museum. It is housed in a large hall which was initially used for the International Geological Congress of 1926. The museum opened the following year. It is currently known as the Museo Geominero.
Academics The academic year 2015-2016 saw the launch of the bachelor’s degree in Marine Sciences at the Faculty of Geology, offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Biology and with support from other faculties at the UB and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. The degree denote the union and conclusive association of undergrad studies in this train in Catalonia, taking after on from 30 years of the Doctoral Program in Marine Sciences and somewhere in the range of 10 years of the graduate degree in Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management.
Departments: There are four departments in the faculty: Crystallography, Mineralogy and Mineral Deposits, Geochemistry, Petrology and Geological Prospecting, Geodynamics and Geophysics, and Stratigraphy, Paleontology and Marine Geosciences
Research support The united research aggregates in which the scholastic staff at Geology partake are the accompanying: (1) Crystallography, (2) Deformation and Metamorphism, (3) Marine Geosciences, (4) Geodynamics and Basin Analysis, (5) Economic and Environmental Geology and Hydrology, (6) Fluid Geochemistry, (7) Applied Mineralogy and the Environment, (8) Sedimentary Geology, (7) Paleobiology of the Mediterranean Neogene and (9) Natural Hazards.