The Czech Geological Survey (CGS) is a state organization that compiles, stores,interprets and provides expert geological information for the state administration,the private sector and the public both in the Czech Republic and overseas.
The CGS is responsible for providing the state geological survey in the Czech Republic and it is the only institution with the mission to systematically investigate geoscientific characteristics of the whole territory of the Czech Republic. CGS also participates in a number of interdisciplinary research projects and within the Czech Development Assistance Program CGS has carried out a number of projects in Africa, Asia and Central America.
The main fields of expertise include :
- Geological research and mapping
- Groundwater resources
- Applied geology and natural hazards
- Mineral resources and mining impact assessment
- Geochemistry and environmental studies
CGS is one of the Czech leading institutions in the field of hydrogeological research and natural hazards.
CGS has recently realised a major project focused on re-assessment of groundwater resources over approximately one third of the territory of the Czech Republic (2010–2015). The project included a study of human activities impact on groundwater resources and sustainability study. Using the advanced geological, conceptual hydrogeological and transient groundwater flow mathematical models, the optimum conditions for exploitation and protection of groundwater resources were defined. The methodology for future periodical evaluation of groundwater resources was also developed as one of the project outputs.
CGS provides comprehensive, impartial and up-to-date expertise on technical, economical, organisational and scientific issues. Modern information technologies and an effective data management system are routinely used within the CGS and IT specialists support all phases of the projects.