Sub-program 1.3.4

Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals

Description

Without the public availability of reliable geological information, industry risks either investing in development in areas with low potential for energy and mineral resources or using inappropriate strategies to develop these resources. These risks can affect Canada's ability to attract investment; therefore, in order to attract investment, accessible and reliable geological information is required. The Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) activities provide industry with modern geological information, facilitating industry’s ability to identify areas with potential sources of energy and mineral resources. The activities are focused on updating the geological framework, which identifies the potential areas where certain mineral and energy types could be located, and disseminating this knowledge to all involved stakeholders. This fills the critical information gap in the knowledge base needed to increase exploration investment and facilitate land-use decisions in the territories.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Result Performance Indicators Targets
Governments and industry have increased geoscience information on Canada's North to help guide development decisions Number of different products accessed (e.g., downloaded) annually on Northern geoscience information 25 by March 31, 2014
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Main Estimates
19,104 19,104