Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)

As the German Centre of Excellence for geoscience BGR advises and informs the Federal Government on all issues relating to geosciences and natural resources. The activities of BGR are guided by the principles of sustainability, responsibility and security. It supports decision-making processes in politics and society. Based on reliable data, information and findings, BGR provides scientific advice of the highest standard. As Germany’s Geological Survey, BGR undertakes a large number of international duties. In Germany its main task is to act as a co-ordinator.