INSPIRE Knowledge Base


Australian Chief Government Geologists Committee
Mission and Objectives: 
Mission: Australia is recognised as a world-class location for minerals and petroleum exploration and development, with a competitive resources industry valued for its contribution to the sustainable development of the nation and the world. Objectives: 1. Provide strategic advice on current and emerging geoscience issues 2. To improve discovery rates across Australia 3. Increased investment and exploration success in mineral and energy exploration in Australia by reducing technical exploration risk. 4. Healthy minerals and energy resources industry supported by well planned nationally integrated geoscience programs relevant to industry, government and the community 5. Pre-competitive geoscience information and delivery gives Australia a major competitive advantage
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Official inter-governmental committee providing advice to the Australian Ministerial Council On Mineral & Petroleum Resources (MCMPR), established by agreement between all state, territory and National governments of Australia
Provide expert geoscience advice to build economic security and support climate change mitigation and adaptation. Engage with the exploration industry, peak industry bodies and other geoscience and research institutions on geoscience initiatives. Implement targeted marketing strategy to encourage further exploration investment in Australia and promote the uptake of new technologies to boost discovery. Collaborate with major research organisations and contribute to the planning and promotion of the 2012 International Geological Conference in Brisbane. Ensure effective and uniform delivery of geoscience information. Define and influence national and international standards/guidelines. Ensure consistent capture and submission of geoscience information. Collaborate with relevant national and international organisations.
The Chief Geologist of each of the national, State and Northern Territory governments of Australia and of the New Zealand government.
Regional; Region = Australia, New Zealand & Oceania Thematic; Theme = Geosciences Sectoral; Sector = National and regional government

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Australia, New Zealand & Oceania
    Societal Sector
    Central and regional government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    The Government Geoscience Information Sub-Committee of the CGGC has been actively involved in the development of GeoSciML, the Geology Exchange Language, since its inception. This work has helped result in GeoSciML being included in the INSPIRE data product specification guidelines. The CGGC have established Web Feature Services and Web Mapping Services delivering Geology data (equivalent to INSPIRE Annex II Theme 4. Geology) using GeoSciML. The GGIC has extended GeoSciML to cover data associated with mineral resources, the EarthResourceML exchange language. The CGGC has established Web Feature Services delivering Mineral Occurrences (equivalent to INSPIRE Annex III 21. Mineral Resources).
    Environmental application domains
    Mineral resources management, climate change, tsunami monitoring, carbon sequestration
    Primary Business
    Advisory committee on government policy in the geological mapping, mineral resources, mineral exploration and geoscience information sectors.
    INSPIRE Data Themes