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The Geological Society of Greece was founded in 1951 as a non-profit scientific organization, to promote and advance the knowledge of all topics of geology. The outline of Santorini volcano was agreed to be the logo of the Society, as the most recent eruption that shook Santorini was in early January 1950, one year before the foundation of the Geological Society of Greece. Through International Congresses, scientific meetings, workshops, field trips and publications, the Society provides a forum for the presentation and dissemination of current knowledge related to the geology of Greece and the adjacent areas to earth scientists.

The affairs and business of the Society are managed by the Board of Directors, composed of nine members, which are elected every second year.

The main goals of Geological Society of Greece are:

  • To contribute to research, education and promotion of the geological sciences.
  • To assist members and anyone who is interested in updating and augmenting their knowledge in geoscience.
  • To provide information to citizens and the Greek state on the results of the geological research.
  • To contribute the exploitation of the results of geological surveys and to highlight the potential for economic development in line with social progress, environmental protection and the improvement of  the quality of life.
  • To contribute international cooperation of  the geoscientists in order to implement the above mentioned objectives

The Society has established several thematic Committees to allow members specialized in the respective topics to advance knowledge in their research fields. Ordinary members of the Society may also participate in the activities of these Committees, which have their own Council composed of 5 members:

  • Committee of Engineering Geology
  • Committee of Economic Geology, Mineralogy & Geochemistry
  • Committee of Hydrogeology
  • Committee of Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Committee of Paleontology-Stratigraphy
  • Committee of Geomorphology and Environment
  • Committee of Geoscience Teaching
  • Committee of Geological Heritage
  • Committee of Remote Sensing and Space Applications

The Society and its Committees are members or affiliated with European and International Geoscientific organizations:

  • Association of European Geological Societies
  • Carpatho-Balkan Geological Association
  • International Association of Engineering Geology
  • European Mineralogical Union
  • International Mineralogical Association
  • International Association of Hydrogeology

Geological Society of Greece

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The National Documentation Centre (www.ekt.gr) is a national infrastructure in the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Since 1980, it actively engages in the collection, organization and dissemination of scientific and technological information in Greece and internationally. EKT’s strategic priority is the aggregation, organized online dissemination and preservation of quality-assured scholarly and educational content in a single research infrastructure.

EKT’s vision is “Access to Knowledge”.  To this end it implements Open Access policies in research, supports the transfer and dissemination of scientific knowledge, collaborates with research, education and cultural institutions for the aggregation, organization and dissemination of digital content and provides innovative services in scientific information.

EKT provides reliable ePublishing services as part of its scholarly content aggregation and dissemination activities. Its integrated online ePublishing environment is developed with open-source interoperable technology. This affords the incorporation of EKT’s infrastructures into the continuously developing international infrastructure environment.

EKT’s ePublishing services (http://www.ekt.gr/epublishing) are directed to public and extended public institution publishers of accredited scholarly journals. They include, most significantly, the organization, documentation and organized dissemination of metadata and content of scholarly journals, the training and consulting services on issues such as intellectual property, the standardization of editorial processes according to internationally accepted standards, the inclusion of content and metadata in international content indexers and harvesters via interoperable systems.