About Us

Geoscience BC generates independent, public geoscience research and data about British Columbia’s minerals, energy and water resources. This advances knowledge, informs responsible development, encourages investment and stimulates innovation.

Our collaboration with the resource sectors, academia, communities, Indigenous groups and government develops and shares unbiased and credible earth science research and data.

Our Vision


To be a leading partner and provider of credible and relevant earth science research and data in British Columbia.

Our Mission


To generate and publicly share high quality and unbiased earth science research and data that:

  • Improves our collective level of geoscience knowledge;
  • Informs responsible natural resource development and investment decisions;
  • Catalyzes socio-economic opportunities; and
  • Stimulates innovation and geoscience technologies.


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Strategic Plan

Geoscience BC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 guides the organization to achieve our vision and accomplish our mission. To build the Plan, we listened to more than 400 people from a wide range of partners and interest groups. We heard that publicly-accessible geoscience has never been more important.

In June 2019 we added an addendum to the Plan to add new water research goals following input from a Strategic Task Force on Water.


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Geoscience BC Brochure

Our brochure provides an overview of how Geoscience BC works, our research areas and highlights select research projects.


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Board of Directors


Geoscience BC’s volunteer Board of Directors consists of up to 13 members with a variety of backgrounds and interests. The Board is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organization, including research project budgets based on recommendations from its Technical Advisory Committees.


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Technical Advisory Committees


Geoscience BC’s Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) are made up of Board-appointed expert volunteers with specific expertise to identify, plan, develop and review earth science projects. TAC members are responsible for providing project recommendations to the Board for final review and decision.


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Other Committees

Geoscience BC’s Nominating Committee, Finance Committee and Compenation Committee are standing committees of the Board of Directors.



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Geoscience BC staff are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization and implementing the Annual Management Plan.

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