Are you interested in geology? Join the BLUG/UBLG!

The BLUG/UBLG is an association for:

  • Geologists and,
  • Engineering geologists.

The BLUG/UBLG is the Belgian partner of the European Federation of Geologists.

The BLUG-UBLG assists professional geologists to acquire and to maintain Eur-Geol status.

About the BLUG/UBLG

The purpose of the BLUG/UBLG (founded in 1981) is to:

  • represent all professional geologists in Belgium and Luxembourg,
  • promote the geological profession,
  • assist geologist in their professional development.

The BLUG/UBLG has 100 members. These members are active in civil engineering, dredging, mining and academia.

BLUG/UBLG activities

On the basis of the experience and involvement of our members, the BLUG/UBLG organises:

  • a bi-annual symposium,
  • an annual fieldwork to maintain fieldwork skills,
  • continuous professional development courses (CPD),
  • study days and site visits.

The BLUG/UBLG offers a prize:

  • for the best MSc-thesis in the domain of Geology,
  • for distinguished professionals in the domain of Geology (Belgian Union of Geologists' Prize).

Technical papers written by our members and reports of our activities are published in Geologica Belgica. Members receive this journal at a reduced rate.


We are happy to welcome new professional members and student members working in the domain of Geology, Engineering-Geology, Ground Characterisation or Mining.

If you are interested in Engineering-Geology, Ground Characterisation and Mining, and if you want to deepen or share your experience with fellow colleagues during one of the BLUG/UBLG's many activities you should join the BLUG/UBLG.

The BLUG/UBLG offers for students an excellent opportunity to come into contact with professionals working in industry.

BLUG/UBLG's membership fees are very attractive:

  • Professional members: 25€/year.
  • Student members enjoy a reduced fee: 12.50€/year.

Click here to become a member