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ICOG Spain proposes Institute of Geography and Geology

Madrid, Spain: The Association of Geologists (ICOG), Spain, proposed to integrate National Geographic Institute (IGN) with the Geological Survey (IGME) and form Spanish Institute of Geography and Geology (IGGE). ICOG claimed that it would improve the hazard management situations such as Lorca earthquake or volcanic eruption on the island of El Hierro.
The ICOG explained that the need for the integration was evident during Lorca and El Hierro volcanic crisis. According to the proposal, the IGGE will be the only entity for seismic risk management, volcanic and other natural hazards management. It also will be responsible for thematic cartography in line with the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
About energy policy, the ICOG said that it would be important to promote renewable energies in a 10-year plan. Geothermal energy should occupy “a central place” and for that it would be necessary to amend the Act 1973 Mine.
Source: www.europapress.es