AGID - Spain
AGID is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation founded in 1974 by a small group of international geologists who believed that geoscience, and geoscientists could play a more active role in international development. It was therefore established to provide a continuing forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and information among all persons concerned with the role of the geosciences in international development. Its membership is made up of both individual and institutional members in (currently) over sixty countries all over the world. AGID is an affiliate of IUGS and as such AGID sumits an annual report to the IUGS Executive (from AGID website).
The new AGID National Chapter in Spain (December/2009) includes 13 members who belong to four universities (Complutense University, Madrid Polytechnic University, Valladolid University and La Laguna University), two public research organizations (CSIC and INTA) and two Science Museums (OAMC and MCCM). This "official foundational group" of the AGID Spanish Chapter, in this first step, is mainly focussed on Geoethics .
President: Ms Afia Akhtar, Geological Survey of Bangladesh, Segunbagicha, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
EUROPE/Vice President: Dr. Vaclav Nemec
Spain/Coordinator: Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias, Chair, IUGS Commission on Geoscience Education, Training & Technology Transfer2009 Annual Report of AGID to the International Union of Geoscientists