Česká geologická služba (Czech Geological Survey)

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.

AF-CITYPLAN

AF-CITYPLAN is a multidisciplinary professional consulting, planning, engineering, design and research company established in 1992 located in Prague, Czech Republic. Already 25 years of tradition and international experience of a service provider gives the reputation of a reliable partner for important transport, civil and consultancy projects. On 30th July 2012 with regard to the process of integrating the company in Swedish ÅF Group, CityPlan Ltd. changed its name to AF-CITYPLAN Ltd. The company became part of a multinational family with over 8,500 employees and annual net sales around 1 bn €, dating its origin back to 1895.

Wide range and complexity of services offered in consulting, planning, design, construction site supervision, together with state-of-the-art knowledge and technology in transport planning, engineering, traffic management or safety, risk, energy and environmental assessments have established AF-CITYPLAN as a stable and reliable company in the national competitive environment and a leader in several areas such as transport planning, road design, public transport system optimization and road safety.

Thousands of projects successfully finished and more than 300 completed on an annual basis for mainly governmental or municipal authorities consist of all types of design and engineering documentation in transport, environment and critical infrastructure sectors, such as:

  • strategic development plans and policies,
  • research and international projects (technical assistance, consultancy),
  • spatial planning and urban development,
  • public transport development and optimization,
  • traffic models, prognoses and microsimulations,
  • technical due diligence,
  • traffic management systems and ITS deployment,
  • impact and effectiveness evaluations, case studies, economic and financial analyses, cost-benefit analysis,
  • environmental and social assessments,
  • (pre)feasibility and exploratory studies,
  • investment documentation and evaluation,
  • design documentation for site / building permit / realization including roads, tunnels and bridges, construction supervision,
  • complex road safety assessments according to Directive 2008/96/EC,
  • risk assessments, optimization and comparative analyses,
  • distribution, technical support and training to the PTV VISION software.

The company employs more than 80 people of whom approx. 75 % are university graduated professional engineers, consultants and researches specialized in different sectors of AF-CITYPLAN´s capabilities.

AF-CITYPLAN is a leading expert in transport modelling, planning and public transport optimization. The company owns the latest version of the PTV VISION – VISUM and VISSIM software. Since 1993, AF-CITYPLAN has been the sole distributor of the PTV VISION software for the Czech Republic, and it provides all the necessary training and technical support for its clients. The company’s senior experts in the field of transport planning, transport modelling, and public transport optimization have solved numerous problems in European and Asian cities which is further described in the references chapter. The company’s environmental department is also highly appreciated among clients, since it has been successfully dealing with environmental assessments of public transport, transport infrastructure, spatial planning, and even energetics and nuclear projects in the past.

AF-CITYPLAN also closely cooperates with many Czech and foreign research institutes, universities, professional companies and institutions such as Umweltbundesamt Wien, Öko-Institut Darmstadt, Energie Verwertungsagentur Wien, PTV System Consulting GmbH Karlsruhe, EuroRAP (European Road Assessment Programme), ERTICO ITS Europe, PIARC (World Road Association) the Czech Technical University in Prague or Technical University in Brno. The company is registered in the CCR Central Consultancy Register of DG1A (CZE-17770) in Brussels, in the register of the Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Science, and the EU CORDIS register of research institutes. Moreover, AF-CITYPLAN is a member of many important national and international professional bodies.

AF-CITYPLAN holds certificate ČSN EN ISO 9001 for engineering, project, consulting and expert acitivites and regarding the fact that the company considers environmental protection as an integral part of our work, the standard ČSN EN ISO 14001:2005 in order to prevent and minimise negative impacts on the environment was implemented and the company certified accordingly.

Name of the project country IFI / CIS client
Montenegro Local Roads: Procurement Support for Civil Works Contracts Montenegro Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs of Montenegro

(funded by EBRD)

Road inspection, data coding and quality assurance within the project SENSoR Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia The Make Roads Safe Hellas (MRSH) –  The South East Neighbourhood Safe Routes project (SENSoR), financed from the South East Europe Transitional Cooperation Programme
iRAP and Road Safety Assessment Programme Macedonia The World Bank
Kazakhstan
Analysis and Designing Strategy for Optimisation of the Integrated Public Transport in Tbilisi Georgia Czech Development Agency
Pristina Urban Transport Project – Project Implementation Support Kosovo The City of Pristina (funded by EBRD)
Tajikistan: Khujand Public Transport – Technical Due Diligence Tajikistan European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Road Assessment Program in India: Second Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project and Uttar Pradesh Core Road Network Development Program India The World Bank
Road safety inspection in the framework of EU project SENSOR – Hungary Hungary KTI Budapest –  The South East Neighbourhood Safe Routes project (SENSoR), financed from the South East Europe Transitional Cooperation Programme
Enhancing Multimodal Platforms, Inland waterways and Railways Services Integration in Central Europe/ EMPIRIC Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia City of Vienna, represented by Department for EU-Strategy and Economic Development
Feasibility Study: Adjustment of simulation modelling tools according to local specifics of the example Ring Road no.3 solution in Hanoi – toward sustainable urban mobility Viet Nam Czech Development Agency

 

AF-CITYPLAN is active in the CIS region searching for new opportunities through IFIs operating there while the main focus lays in the transport sector with the aim to transfer the gained experiences.