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Episodes 2021; 44(2): 199-202

Published online June 1, 2021


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Report of the Ad-hoc Review of the Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information, CGI, October 2019

Edmund Nickless

ARC for CGI, Chair

Received: October 25, 2020; Revised: October 25, 2020; Accepted: October 25, 2020

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1. On 29 May 2019, the IUGS Executive Committee established an Ad-hoc Committee comprising Edmund Nickless (Chair, IUGS Councillor), Claudia Mora (Secretary, IUGS Councillor), Marko Komac (European Federation of Geologists) and Helen McKenzie (Sellafield Limited) to review the Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information (CGI) with the main goals of:
i. Analysing performance since the establishment of the Commission in 2004;
ii. Assessing the alignment of the work of CGI with the objectives and aims of IUGS;
iii. Identifying ways to increase the impact and significance of the Commission, including concrete objectives, for the near future.
2. We convened in London at the Geological Society on 14/15 October 2019. On the first day we met with François Robida, CGI Chair, and by Skype with Oliver Raymond, CGI Treasurer, to receive a presentation and discuss background information, including annual reports, newsletters and financial statements that had been provided prior to the meeting. The following day, the Review Committee worked together to draft a report, which has been subsequently edited, reviewed and agreed upon by all Committee members.