The Association of Iberoamerican Geological and Mining Surveys (ASGMI) is the organisation of Geological Surveys of Latin-America plus Spain and Portugal, the national institutions responsible for the geological inventory, monitoring, knowledge and research for the security health and prosperity of the Ibero-America society. Its mission is to contribute to the socio-economic development of society by horizontal, bilateral and multilateral cooperation between its associated members and the institutional strengthening of the associated Mining and Geological Surveys.
ASGMI has currently 22 members from Latin America and Europe. They have all together a work force and operational capability of more than 2500 professional (geologist and engineers) and more than $500 million/year in operational expenses.
ASGMI provides a reliable source of scientific expertise and advise to all Latin-American countries on matters related to the sustainable use of geological resources, geological hazards environment pollution of water and soils, climate change effects, etc.