one of the leading geoscientific organizations in Tanzania conducting
research in various disciplines of earth science. Our expertise is
focused on Precambrian geology, Proterozoic geology, Palaezoic geology,
quaternary geology and natural earth resources. GST has experienced
scientists specialized in various aspects of geology, environmental
research, geophysics, geochemistry and information technology. The
research staff is supported by a well equipped geo-laboratory and
modern IT infrastructure.
geological earth resources of strategic and economic importance - such
as precious and base metals, industrial minerals, aggregates, dimension
stones and energy sources (coal and geothermal) - are constantly
in the core of GST's research mission. Research on geohazards and
environment are also core activities. Future research priorities will
increasingly include areas like assessment of mineral resources;
technologies for sustainable use of minerals and advanced
multidimensional geological modelling.
GST's main focus is in applied
science, and as a research institution, it has the following objectives:
- Play a strong role in research
as a member of the national and international geoscience
- Research contribution both to the
GST core activities (mapping, assessment of natural resources, national
geoinformation services) and to our stakeholders and the general public.
- Research contribution on the
sustainable use of earth resources for alleviation of poverty in
- Involvement in national basic
research in focused research areas in co-operation with other research
organizations in Tanzania and abroad.
- Continuous monitoring, evaluation
and improvement of the GST research impact on the development and
sustainable use of earth resources.
GST research activities
are carried out in the following research programmes:
mapping and modelling.
- Land use
and environment studies.
use of earth resources.
assessment and mitigation.
research on various chemical and mineralogical investigations,
- Studies on
sustainable use of non-metallic resources, aiming at promoting the use
of these resources for poverty alleviation.
crucibles and cupels using locally available raw materials
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