Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR):

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) is the central geo-scientific authority providing advice to the German Federal Government in all geo-relevant questions. It is subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). BGR is committed to sustainable use of natural resources and protection of the human habitat. As a neutral institution feeling responsible for the future we advise ministries and the European Community and act as partners in industry and science. The leading motive of our daily work is improvement of living conditions by sustainable use of the geo-potentials. With regards to topics related to raw materials currently 64 employees are working in the field geology of mineral resources; 28 employees working in the field exploration of marine raw materials, and 16 employees are working for the DERA.