Geoscience BC Presents to BC's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

October 4, 2018 - Geoscience BC presented two recommendations to BC's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services on September 24, 2018.

President and CEO, Gavin Dirom, and Executive Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer, Carlos Salas recommended:

1. To commit $10 million per year for five years ($50 million total commitment) through year-end funding as of March 31, 2019 to Geoscience BC to complete the relevant mineral, energy and water-related research projects proposed in Geoscience BC's comprehensive Scientific Project Plan.

2. To increase the British Columbia Geological Survey base funding to at least $5 million per year so that they can effectively collaborate with partners in the delivery of their complementary mandate, such as providing field geological mapping and maintaining provincial geological databases.

During the presentation, Gavin and Carlos demonstrated the need to support the generation of quality public geoscience information; a critical foundation of technical knowledge to support our modern economy.

You can view a copy of materials provided to the Committee here.

You can view a transcript of the presentation here.


About Geoscience BC

Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with First Nations, local communities, governments, academia and the resource sector. Our independent earth science enables informed resource management decisions. You can view a copy of the Geoscience BC Strategic Plan 2018-2022 here. Geoscience BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.