Ontario Geological Survey, 2012 Overview, Andy Fyon Nov06_2012

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An overview of the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS), the scope of geoscience program, linkages to Ontario Government priorities, project distribution and focus in a geographic context, and program innovations. This presentation was delivered by Dr. Andy Fyon (Director, Ontario Gological Survey), on November 6, 2012, at the Ontario Exploration and Geoscience Symposium, Sudbury, Ontario. The OGS is Ontario's mandated science organization responsible to document the geology and Earth resources (minerals, groundwater, energy) of Ontario. OGS shares that information with the public to address a range of societal issues (economy, quality of life, health, safety, infrastructure).

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Ministry of Northern Development and MinesMines and Minerals DivisionOntario Geological Survey BranchFire, Earth, and Water: OverviewNovember 6, 2012“Ontario beneath your feet” : 

Ministry of Northern Development and MinesMines and Minerals DivisionOntario Geological Survey BranchFire, Earth, and Water: OverviewNovember 6, 2012“Ontario beneath your feet” Andy Fyon (Director, OGS)

Outline : 

Outline Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) scope OGS - Government priorities OGS program - geographic context Organizational adjustments Innovations Hand off to Jack Parker

Slide 3: 

Landforms Glacial deposits Rocks Minerals, Aggregate, Groundwater Habitat Natural Hazards Baseline Health of Environment Ontario Geological Survey Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Energy: Geothermal Energy: non-renewable rock Energy Document geology and mineral, energy, and groundwater resources of Ontario

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Economy (mineral, energy, groundwater) Environmental baseline Safety Health Biodiversity, habitat Engineering Infrastructure Groundwater Geoscience Application

Far North MappingPlanning, Economy : 

Far North MappingPlanning, Economy 1st generation mapping Surficial + bedrock Geochemical, geophysical Mineral, energy, groundwater inventory and potential Economy: Ring of Fire and regional insight. Far North Act: Land-use planning. Environmental baseline + long-term monitoring.

Near North mappingSustainable Community Economy : 

Near North mappingSustainable Community Economy 2nd generation mapping Surficial + bedrock Geochemical Mineral inventory and metallogeny Municipal economic development interests.

Southern Ontario MappingEconomy, Quality of Life, Infrastructure, Health, Safety : 

Southern Ontario MappingEconomy, Quality of Life, Infrastructure, Health, Safety 2nd + 3rd generation mapping Surficial + bedrock Geochemical + geophysical Mineral (aggregate + industrial mineral) inventory, potential, and metallogeny Groundwater: location, quality, quantity Energy: renewable + non-renewable + groundwater quality Bedrock / aggregate mapping Groundwater aquifer mapping Economy. Quality of life. Infrastructure. Safety: karst. Health: surficial + groundwater geochemistry. Environmental stewardship: geochemical.

Administrative ChangesMarriage of Mapping Function : 

Administrative ChangesMarriage of Mapping Function Integrated Management Planning Geoscience required Project Sedimentary Geoscience Section + Precambrian Geoscience Section = Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section Leadership of Jack Parker, Senior Manager

Investment Attraction MarketingRevised Mineral Investment Attraction Strategy : 

Investment Attraction MarketingRevised Mineral Investment Attraction Strategy Target markets Foreign direct investment Juniors not operating in Ontario Juniors operating in Ontario Marketing tools: Mineral deposits Gold advanced exploration portfolio

OGS InnovationsGeologyOntario FAST Search : 

OGS InnovationsGeologyOntario FAST Search http://www.search.gov.on.ca/FSS/sr/geology_advanced_search_results_en.html Jim Boyd, Brian Berdusco

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OGS Innovations Airborne Gravity - Ring of Fire Ground Airborne Falcon vertical gravity gradient survey Desmond Rainsford, Tom Muir

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OGS Innovations Remote Predictive Mapping New map Old map Peter Barnett, Kei Yeung, Joanne McCallum

OGS InnovationsGroundwater quality + 3D models : 

OGS InnovationsGroundwater quality + 3D models Dissolved methane in bedrock groundwater wells Andy Bajc, Frank Brunton, Abigail Burt, Stew Hamilton, Elizabeth Priebe

OGS InnovationsOGS Earth : 

OGS InnovationsOGS Earth http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/applications/ogsearth 26 themes John Dodge, Jim Boyd

OGS InnovationsGeoscience Laboratories : 

OGS InnovationsGeoscience Laboratories ISO certification 9001: Management system 17025: Competency No major non-conformancy in last 5 years Chrome analysis – soon!

OGS InnovationsResident Geologist Program : 

OGS InnovationsResident Geologist Program Mineral deposit marketing book Far North MDI new data Integration with Far North metallogeny map Neil Bennett, Robert Cundari

Regional Land-use GeologistsGeoscience Input to Policy and Land-use Planning : 

Regional Land-use GeologistsGeoscience Input to Policy and Land-use Planning Credible, independent geological data and knowledge Explain geological data Shared understanding Impacts of certain decisions (mineral, community development, health and safety) Far North land-use planning Municipal plans south and Near North Ruth Debicki, Gary Grabowski, Debbie Laidlaw, Hugh Lockwood

2012–2013 OGS GeoscienceMapping Program Details : 

2012–2013 OGS GeoscienceMapping Program Details Jack Parker

Ontario Geological SurveyLeadership Team : 

Ontario Geological SurveyLeadership Team OGS Director Andy Fyon (705-670-5924, andy.fyon@ontario.ca) Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section Jack Parker (705-670-5976, jack.parker@ontario.ca) Geoscience Laboratories Ed Debicki (705-670-5643, ed.debicki@ontario.ca) Information and Marketing Services A/ Craig Yeates (705-670-5838, craig.yeates@ontario.ca) Resident Geologist Program A/ Rob Ferguson (705-235-1622, rob.ferguson@ontario.ca)

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