Geoscience Division

 The Geosciences Division (GD) shall undertake land and marine geoscentific 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.

 GENERAL AND ECONOMIC GEOLOGY SECTION
  • Conducts geological mapping, and other specialized studies involving stratigraphy, structural geology and tectonics, and geomorphology, 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;
  • Assist in the evaluation of mining tenements in relation to mineral exploration; and
  • Conducts information, Education and Communication campaigns on geosciences (including geology, geohazard, rocks and mineral deposits, hydrology).

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).

GEOHAZARD AND ENGINEERING GELOGY SECTION

• Conducts geohazard and risk assessment (including hazard modeling, 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.