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Northwest Territories Geological Survey Update for 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 8:20am to 8:40am Theatre One


J.W.F. Ketchum (Presenting)
Northwest Territories Geological Survey

The Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) is a division of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Government of Northwest Territories. Core activities include geological mapping, airborne geophysical surveys, permafrost research, review of industry assessment reports, management and distribution of geoscience data, geological materials curation, administering the Mining Incentive Program, outreach and education, and mineral, petroleum and geothermal resource assessment. NTGS clients include industry, governments, non-government organizations, researchers, prospectors, and the public.

Much of the work of NTGS staff and research partners will be highlighted in talks and posters presented at this year’s Geoscience Forum. This presentation provides complementary information that allows this work to be understood in broader contexts such as current and future geoscience knowledge needs for the NWT, response to public needs and concerns, and contributions to research partnerships and government action plans.

The NTGS is part way through a five year strategic plan and continues to receive advice from an external advisory committee. Our full slate of activities would not be possible without the support of universities, other GNWT departments, and federal government organizations such as CanNor. We acknowledge and appreciate these partnerships and collaborations.