Geophysics and the Geological Survey of Canada



The joint meeting of AGU, the Canadian Geophysical Union, and the Mineralogical Society of America to be held in Montreal this May is taking place on the 150th anniversary of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC). The GSC, one of Canada's oldest scientific agencies, is among the world's first national geological surveys. Such surveys were still uncommon when it began, although France and Britain had established theirs in the 1830s. The GSC has been the driving force behind the geological mapping of Canada's nearly 10 million sq km of land and freshwater lakes, and more than 6 million sq km of continental margins and coastal boundaries.