INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Geological Survey of Austria

LMO Description
Geological Survey of Austria
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>Governmental institution at the Ministry of Science &amp; Research responsible for research in geology &amp; hydrogeology, and investigation of mineral resources and natural risks; </p>
    Main Activities: 
    Objectives: - Regional geological mapping - Regional work on applied geological themes - Development of new methodologies and techniques - Acquisition and dissemination of pertinent, high-quality geological data in order to provide public authorities with the necessary information and tools for - subsurface natural-resources management - natural-risk evaluation - regional planning and development Mission: - Systematic geological mapping of Austria - Systematic research for mineral resources in austria - Technological research and development and innovation in earth science - Support for public policies - International cooperation Thematic domains of geosciences: - Geology - Geophysics - Mineral resources - Groundwater - Natural risks & hazards - Environment and pollution - Geothermal energy - Geodata management
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    Central Government Institution
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    GBA is responsible for national geoscience data management;
    Primary Business: 
    Geological mapping, water & mineral resources, natural risks; geodata management
    Environmental application domains: 
    Geological mapping, research & data management