Geoscience BC Annual Report Highlights Transition, New Opportunities and Valuable Research

Vancouver, BC – May 20, 2022 – Geoscience BC’s Annual Report 2021-2022 summarizes a transformative year and research that is spurring innovation, attracting investment and informing evidence-based decisions.

Covering April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, research highlights in the annual report include:
  • Updates on the Central Interior Copper-Gold Research program, which is sharing new data and attracting new investment between Williams Lake and Mackenzie, BC.
  • Announcement of a new project mapping lithium concentrations in brine in BC’s Northeast Region in partnership with LithiumBank, Northern Development and the Geological Survey of Canada.
  • Preparation for a Northeast BC Geological Carbon Capture and Storage Atlas project, starting in 2022, with the Province of British Columbia and the BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy.
  • Ongoing research into geothermal energy potential in the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt, encouraging new interest in investment in the area.
  • Continuing research and additional funding for water research such as the ongoing Traditional Knowledge and Scientific Data Education, Comparison and Collaboration in Northeast BC Surface Water Use project.

Other highlights from the year focus on further increasing collaboration:
  • A memorandum of understanding with the Geological Survey of Canada.
  • A new collaboration agreement with the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.
  • New Corporate, Individual, Student and Associate membership categories announced on January 31, 2022 with 44 members joining by March 31! (This number is now close to 80!).
In their introduction message, Chair of the Board Stephanie Killam 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.”

Detailed updates
The Geoscience BC Annual Report 2021-2022 provides brief updates on active minerals, energy and water projects throughout the year. Remember, you can also access papers on many 2021 projects in our 2021 Summary of Activities volumes.

About Geoscience BC
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.

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For more information, please contact:
Richard Truman
Geoscience BC
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