Pan-Canadian Geoscience Strategy Geoscience Survey

As a component of Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan, the National Geological Surveys Committee is seeking your input to assist us with the development of a Pan-Canadian Geoscience Strategy. The Pan-Canadian Geoscience Strategy will establish a nation-wide framework for collaboration to increase the availability and accessibility of public geoscience, assess options to increase funding for geoscience, and examine ways to increase national and international collaboration on geoscience innovation.

The Department of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador participates on this Committee, and is collecting information from stakeholders in Newfoundland and Labrador to help inform this Canada-wide plan.

This survey will be available until January 11, 2019.  Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions.

Regarding student training and public education, we are seeking some clarity on what skills you see as the most important for student training, and what target audiences/messages you would like geological surveys to focus on should resources be available for public outreach and education. Please provide input on the following:

4. For hands-on training of geologists, rank the following items in terms of importance (1 to 5, 1 being most important):

  • Field mapping
  • Metallogeny
  • Petrology
  • Geophysics
  • Other - Please specify.

5. For public education on geoscience, rank these audiences in terms of importance (1 to 5, 1 being most important):

  • General Public
  • Youth
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Tourists
  • Other - Please specify.

6. What geoscience information is the most important to communicate to the public (1 to 5, 1 being the most important)?

  • The Mining Cycle (from baseline data to mine)
  • Landscapes
  • Groundwater
  • Energy (i.e. Oil and Gas)
  • Other - Please specify.