As well as providing training and best practice guidelines for members, IGI membership also affords members the following free benefits.
Mutual recognition agreements
The IGI has Mutual Recognition Agreements with the following bodies, allowing PGeos to be professionally recognised internationally.
Canada: Geoscientists Canada
South Africa: Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Geological Society of South Africa
United Kingdom: The Geological Society
United States of America: American Institute of Professional Geologists
The European Federation of Geologists is the representative body for the geological profession in Europe with 21 national association members. IGI as an EFG Licensed Body handles EurGeol applications in Ireland.
As a service to its members the IGI will notify members about geoscience-related employment opportunities. Please note that the IGI does not undertake any evaluation of the job specification or the employer. Please submit geoscience vacancies to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacancy: Environmental Consultant – Hydrologist, Environmental Engineer or Chemist
The IGI has partnered with Thompson Insurance to provide two dedicated insurance schemes for geoscientists.
Contact details: Susan Clerkin Leavey LCOI CIP, Schemes Manager
Direct Dial: 353 1 4817722
Mobile: 353 87 2270746
A Professional Indemnity insurance policy is available for individual IGI members in good standing. Please download the dedicated IGI insurance form to be completed and returned to email@example.com for a quotation. Please note this dedicated service is available to IGI members only.
Group Public Liability
A group Public Liability insurance policy is available for geoscience bodies who are affiliated with the Irish Geoscience Network, to cover field trip activities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Irish Geoscience Network
The Irish Geoscience Network is an umbrella body bringing together Irish geoscience-related organisations. Administrated by the IGI, the Irish Geoscience Network meets annually to discuss synergies between organisations and cross-cutting issues (outreach, public perception, research collaborations, policy issues etc).
If you are involved in the administration of a geoscience-related organisation and would like to be part of the Irish Geoscience Network, please email email@example.com to be added to the IGN mailing list.
Access to barristers
Direct Professional Access to barristers
At present in order to access advice from a Member of the Law Library it is necessary to be referred by a solicitor. However, the Law Library operates a scheme where Members of certain professional bodies may have Direct Professional Access to barristers.
The IGI is one of these professional bodies with Direct Professional Access to the services offered by Members of the Law Library. There are a number of conditions, as follows: 1. This scheme is for ADVICE only – no litigation work. 2. All agreed fees for the advice provided must be paid to the relevant Member of the Law Library. 3. The professional body (IGI) has a code of ethics and conduct.
For further information on the scheme please see the following website: http://www.lawlibrary.ie/ViewDoc.asp?fn=/documents/Direct_Professional_Access/thescheme.htm&CatID=8&m=d