Geoscience BC Annual Report Highlights Evolution, and Valuable Partnerships
Vancouver, BC – June 20, 2023 – Geoscience BC’s Annual Report 2022/23 summarizes a year of collaboration and minerals, cleaner energy and carbon management geoscience research that is informing the transition to a net-zero emissions economy.
In their introduction message, Chair of the Board Donna Philips and President & CEO Gavin C. Dirom state: “Commitments to a lower carbon economy are manifesting in increased demand for critical minerals and metals, for cleaner energy and for developing geological carbon capture and storage. All of these require new public geoscience that can be accessed and used by industry, governments, academia, communities and Indigenous groups to make evidence-based decisions.”
Covering April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023, research highlights from the year include:
- Minerals: updates on 14 completed, new and ongoing minerals research projects.
- Energy Resources: updates on eight completed and ongoing research projects, including the Northeast BC Geological Carbon Capture and Storage Atlas.
- Geothermal: a review of upcoming geothermal research data at Mount Cailey.
- Water: Information about Indigenous input into the Pilot Collaborative Water Monitoring Program, Northeastern British Columbia.
Other highlights from 2022/23 include:
- Membership growth: at the end of our first year of new Geoscience BC membership categories (March 31, 2023), we had 163 members.
- The launch of Project Concepts: new research ideas in development for which we are seeking input and investment from Geoscience BC members, industry, government, academia, communities and Indigenous groups.
- Adding a new Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Advisory Council to our volunteer-based governance model, augmenting our independent volunteer Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Committees
About Geoscience BC
Geoscience BC's independent, public geoscience is a first link in the supply chain for Canada's net-zero emissions economy.
Our critical minerals and metals, cleaner energy and geological carbon capture and storage research is funded by industry, government and other partners. It informs evidence-based decisions by industry, governments, Indigenous groups and communities.
Geoscience BC is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors, technical and Indigenous volunteers and by Geoscience BC members. We are a not-for-profit society incorporated under the BC Societies Act.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of our partners, including the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.
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