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The Geosciences Division (GSD) shall undertake land and marine geoscientific surveys, including mineral exploration, geological mapping, geohazard assessment, groundwater resource exploration and vulnerability assessment, and engineering geological and geo-environmental studies; and provide geological laboratory and information services.

It shall have the following section:

General and Economic Geology Section

  • Conducts geological mapping, and other specialized studies involving stratigraphy, structural geology and tectonics, and geomorphology, and among others;
  • Conducts mineral exploration, including characterization and modelling of mineral deposits;
  • Undertakes the evaluation of proposed mineral reservation;
  • Conducts validation and inventory of mineral resource
  • Assists in the evaluation of mining tenements in relation to mineral exploration;
  • Conducts Information, Education and Communication campaigns on geosciences, including geology, geohazard, rocks and mineral deposits, hydrology, among others.

        Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology Section

  • Conducts hydrogeological exploration and vulnerability assessment; and
  • Conducts geo-environmental studies, including assessment of possible solid waste disposal sites and studies on climate change and other environmental impacts, among others.

        Geohazard and Engineering Geology Section

  • Conducts geohazard and risk assessment, including hazard modelling, and engineering geological studies;
  • Conducts relocation/resettlement and evacuation site assessment in support to disaster risk reduction and management programs; and
  • Undertakes geological scoping and review of engineering geological and geohazard assessment reports.

Geological Laboratory Services Section

  • Provides services on geological laboratory analysis of minerals/ores, rocks, soil, sediments, fossils, water and other types of samples.

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