Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Dear colleagues at IGME.
A national geological survey is an important research and advisory institution to all countries’ government and public. Only very poor countries think they can live without a geological survey or privatize the entire function. Luckily they are few and the future will show that they have done wrong.
Who else shall qualified take care of the underground ressources like Mineral resources, Water resources, Energy resources (oil, gas or geothermal energy), Natural hazards related to geology and Geological herritage? Ask yourself who else can advise your government or regional authorities in a qualified manner in cases where underground resources are involved or threathened. The later years, geology has all over Europe proved to be increasingly important to the nations economy and the peoples health.
I hope you will succede in your efforts to maintain IGME as an important national research and advisory institution with important cooperation within the European society.
(senior scientist/advisor at the GEUS management)