Geoscience BC calls for project proposals to generate new minerals research and data

by Keith Powell
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Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information. — Photo courtesy Geoscience BC

Six Requests for Proposals (RFPs) released by Geoscience BC will create mineral resource projects that will generate new high quality and unbiased earth science research and data to be shared publicly for the benefit of all British Columbians.

Projects resulting from the RFPs will deliver new earth science and baseline data for prospectors, explorers, mine developers, governments, community leaders and Indigenous groups to make informed, evidence-based decisions about mineral resources, as well as helping to identify and mitigate risks, answer specific environmental and social questions and stimulate investment, jobs and socio-economic development in British Columbia.

Full details for each RFP are on the Geoscience BC website. Anyone can submit a proposal up to the deadline on Monday October 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm Pacific Standard Time for the following topics:

RFP 2018-01: Exploring the Big Gap in Copper-Gold Deposits of BC’s Central Interior
RFP 2018-02: New Tools for Discovery
RFP 2018-03: Unlocking Value - A Smarter Look at Big Data
RFP 2018-04: Understanding Water
RFP 2018-05: Competitive, Responsible Mines for the Future
RFP 2018-06: Capturing, Preserving and Capitalizing Our Heritage of Geoscience

Each RFP topic has been selected using feedback received during the development of Geoscience BC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022, as well as expert input from Geoscience BC’s volunteer Minerals Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

How to submit a great proposal:

  • Read the guidelines in detail for each RFP and submit any questions you may have to [email protected]
  • Sign up for Geoscience BC’s RFP email updates or check the website regularly to see any new FAQs that are posted.
  • Attend one of our webinars being held on July 31st and September 13th to get an overview of the process and to answer any questions. More information on the webinars will be posted on our website here as details become available.

About Geoscience BC

Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with First Nations, local communities, governments, academia and the resource sector. Our independent earth science enables informed resource management decisions. You can view a copy of the Geoscience BC Strategic Plan 2018-2022 here:

Geoscience BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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