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TitleOverview of the Geological Survey of Canada's Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Program
AuthorOzyer, C A
SourceYellowknife Geoscience Forum, abstract and summary volume; by Irwin, D; Normandeau, P S; Gervais, S D; Northwest Territories Geoscience Office, Yellowknife Geoscience Forum Abstracts Volume 2015, 2015 p. 76-77
Year2015
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150303
PublisherNorthwest Territories Geological Survey
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper
Subjectsmiscellaneous; governments; field work; mapping techniques
ProgramWestern Arctic Project Management, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
AbstractThe Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program advances and modernizes geological knowledge in the North to set the stage for long-term investment in responsible resource development. The GEM program was first launched in 2008 as a five-year, $100 million initiative to produce new, publically available, regional-scale geoscience knowledge in Canada's North. In 2013, the GEM program was renewed until 2020 with an additional $100 million. The public geoscience produced by the program supports increased exploration for new mineral and energy resources. This new knowledge will also enable northern communities to make informed decisions about their land, future economy and society. In its first five years (2008'2013), Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program undertook: '20 field projects in the three territories and the northern parts of six provinces (Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Newfoundland and Labrador), ' Completed 35 regional geophysical surveys, 'Released over 840 open files of new geoscience maps and data, published on the Natural Resources Canada Website, and 'Delivered more than 800 technical information sessions at venues frequented by industry, government and NGOs. Taking into account remaining knowledge gaps where modern geological mapping is most needed, both onshore and offshore, the GEM program defined the following six regions of interest: the Mackenzie Basin region, the Northwestern Cordillera region, the Rae Craton region, the Baffin Island region, the Hudson Bay / Ungava region, and the Western Arctic region. Key activities of the GEM program involve on-the-ground field observations, the assessment and analysis of legacy samples and data, targeted airborne geophysical surveys and remote sensing, and advanced laboratory investigations. In 2015, the GEM program conducted 17 activities that were initiated following extensive consultations with provincial and territorial counterparts. The program also engaged Northerners and their institutions to seek input on how the program's research activities can benefit Northerners.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program advances and modernizes geological knowledge in the North to set the stage for long-term investment in responsible resource development. The GEM program was first launched in 2008 as a five-year, $100 million initiative to produce new, publically available, regional-scale geoscience knowledge in Canada's North. In 2013, the GEM program was renewed until 2020 with an additional $100 million. The public geoscience produced by the program supports increased exploration for new mineral and energy resources. This new knowledge will also enable northern communities to make informed decisions about their land, future economy and society.
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