The projects investigated by the Czech Geological Survey within the frame of the main research priority "Research on mineral resources and environmental impact of mining" of the CGS Research Strategic Plan for 2012–2015.
Engineered barrier 200C
The aim of the project is to increase safety and to reduce cost of the geological repository of high-level radioactive waste. Safety is based on barrier system that prevents contamination spreading and expose of inhabitants. To this day in CZ concept (worldwide too) and associated R&D focused on temperatures below 100°C. Usage of higher temperatures can lead to the significant financial savings due to reduction of repository site (higher density of deposition places). The project therefore plans to use long-time in-situ experiment and associated research as a tool to check barrier performance at higher temperatures. Moreover, safety of the repository will be increased due to better inputs into safety assessment - important insight into barrier system and material behaviour will be gathered
Project manager:RNDr. František Laufek, Ph.D.Duration of the project:01.06.2018–31.12.2025
Elaboration of methodology of regional raw materials strategies
To propose a single methodology for processing regional raw materials concepts; to verify this methodology in two selected regions; to certify this methodology and describe the conection of state raw materials policy with regional concepts and suggest how to update them.
Project manager:Ing. Josef GodányDuration of the project:01.01.2020–30.09.2021
Rock Environment and Natural Resources
The main goals of the project are research, monitoring and evaluation of the state of the rock environment, natural resources, geological hazards, and geological information in the Czech Republic, and to make those findings available to government agencies, organizations within the field, and to the general public. Research into deposits of strategic mineral resources within the territory of the Czech Republic will focus on identification and evaluation of deposits, study of refining and processing technology, and evaluation of potential exploitation of these resources as allowed by the Czech Republic. Research in the field of natural resources will be focused on selected karst regions (Moravský, Hranický, Javoříčsko-Mladečský, Chýnovský), which are noteworthy not only as hydrogeological structures with exploitable sources of groundwater (potable and mineral water), but also as regions of great value from the standpoint of nature preservation. The goal of the work is to define the areal extent of infiltration zones and risk factors that may affect the quality and quantity of groundwater. The work products will enable more effective decision-making by the relevant agencies in addressing needs for groundwater use vs. protection of newly defined hydrogeologic structures. With climate change and current expansion of socio-economic activities, both the environment and developed areas are becoming increasingly susceptible to landslide hazards. In order to provide protection from losses incurred from this geohazard, it is essential to have knowledge of and ability to accurately predict risks. The goal is to compile information on slope instability on the basis of modern technologies, which in turn will reduce costs of strategic planning of developments. Implementation of verified procedures in combination with innovative technologies will contribute to a more informed public, more effective infrastructure planning, and remediation of existing problems with slope stability.
Project manager:RNDr. Michal Poňavič, Ph.D.Duration of the project:01.07.2020–30.06.2026
Research of promising mineral fillers and quartz raw materials in the Bohemian Massif, their treatment and use for modern industrial applications
The project is based on the need to identify promising as yet unextracted sources of mineral fillers and quartz raw materials in Czech Republic, to carry out their field reconnaissance, to define the potential of verified forecast sources and to assess the technological possibilities of their industrial use.
Project manager:Ing. Josef GodányDuration of the project:01.06.2021–31.05.2023
Research of raw material potential of strategic raw materials in brines of the Bohemian Massif
Research focused on brines and mineralized waters as potential raw materials for obtaining industrially usable strategic minerals, elements or salts.
Project manager:Ing. Josef GodányDuration of the project:01.06.2021–30.11.2023
Ag, Cu, Hg a Te substituce v palladseitu Pd17Se15: experimentálně-mineralogické studium
Project manager:RNDr. František Laufek, Ph.D.Duration of the project:01.01.2021–31.12.2021
Základní geologické mapování České republiky 1 : 25 000
Project manager:Mgr. David Buriánek, Ph.D.Duration of the project:01.01.2013–31.12.2025
Základní geologické mapování České republiky 1 : 25000 oblast Železné hory
Project manager:Mgr. Stanislav ČechDuration of the project:01.01.2014–31.12.2025
Základní geologické mapování České republiky 1 : 25000, oblast Novohradské hory
Project manager:RNDr. Barbora Dudíková SchulmannováDuration of the project:01.01.2014–31.12.2025
Základní geologické mapování České republiky 1 : 25000, oblast Pošumaví
Project manager:RNDr. Vladimír ŽáčekDuration of the project:01.01.2014–31.12.2025
Základní geologické mapování České republiky 1 : 25000, oblast Český ráj II
Project manager:RNDr. Lilian Švábenická, CSc.Duration of the project:01.01.2014–31.12.2025
Základní geologické mapování České republiky 1 : 25000, oblast Brdy
Project manager:RNDr. Tomáš VorelDuration of the project:01.01.2014–31.12.2025
Základní geologické mapování České republiky 1 : 25000, oblast Střední Morava
Project manager:Mgr. Pavla Tomanová Petrová, Ph.D.Duration of the project:01.01.2014–31.12.2025
Decorative and building stones of the Czech Republic, CGS
Project manager:RNDr. Barbora Dudíková SchulmannováDuration of the project:01.01.2005–31.12.2030
Special studies, methodics of research, PhD studies
Project manager:Mgr. Alena VáclavíkováDuration of the project:01.01.1999–31.12.2021
Prvotní šetření oznámených projevů SDD a OÚM, r.2020
Project manager:RNDr. Vít Štrupl, Ph.D.Duration of the project:01.01.2014–31.12.2023
Ložiskový informační systém (LIS), 2021, dokončení scanu dokumentů MŽP
Project manager:RNDr. Jaroslav MojžíšDuration of the project:01.01.2014–31.12.2021
Revize prognózních zdrojů nerudních a rudních surovin, kategorie Q, v Jihočeském kraji
Project manager:RNDr. Michal Poňavič, Ph.D.Duration of the project:01.01.2021–31.12.2021
Mineral Intelligence for Europe (Mintell4EU)
One of the projects of the GeoERA consortium. The GeoERA consortium brings together 45 national and regional geological services from all over Europe. It implements a total of 15 research projects co-funded by the EU under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 framework program (ERA-NET Cofund).
The overall aim of this proposal is to improve the European Knowledge Base on raw materials by updating the electronic Minerals Yearbook produced in the Minerals4EU project and to extend the spatial coverage and quality of data currently in the Minerals Inventory. The project will, furthermore, aim to increase the degree of harmonization, communication and interaction between existing data platforms, with the ambition of reaching a fully operational and reliable data knowledge management system, fulfilling the European needs and taking into account the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) of the European Union. Importantly, the project will also – in collaboration with the GeoERA Information Platform project – integrate the electronic Minerals Yearbook into the Minerals4EU database, ensuring future sustainability as part of the EuroGeoSurveys-governed European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI).
Project manager:RNDr. Zbyněk Gabriel, CSc.Duration of the project:01.07.2018–31.10.2021
The aim of the project is to create the conditions for a partnership between Saxony and the Czech Republic in terms of resources and the environment resulting from ore mining on both sides of the border. The strategic objective is also to further deepen and improve expertise in environmental and resource technologies in the Erzgebirge.
Project manager:RNDr. Štěpánka Mrázová, Ph.D.Duration of the project:01.07.2021–21.12.2022