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TitleThe geosciences in Canada 1974: a status report
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorNeale, E R W (ed.); Clague, A C (ed.); Wynne-Edwards, H R (ed.); Canadian Geoscience Council
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Paper no. 75-6, 1975, 51 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeneral geology
Released1975 05 01; 2016 03 15
AbstractThe public is aware as never before of the importance of domestic supplies of energy and mineral resources and of the major exploration expenditure and effort necessary to secure them, as well as the need for careful management of the environment. Yet domestic expenditures in this sector are declining drastically. By any kind of logic, a major increase in the priorities assigned to the geosciences for development and expenditure should be taking place. Instead quite the reverse is happening, even though in the last year or two the university enrollment in geological sciences has at last approached the general level of demand and the geoscientists in government, industry, and university are organized into societies and associations and well served by publications, newsletters, and meetings. Research activity is quite high, but not yet at the critical level where a significant section of the geoscience community is able to devote its whole effort to frontier research and consequently to major innovations and breakthroughs that lead to real scientific and technical progress. Opportunities for more concentrated effort are needed.

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