A deeper understanding of the geology is fundamental to exploration for and recovery of natural energy and mineral resources. It is also essential for minimizing environmental impact through sequestration of greenhouse gases, exploiting geothermal energy, and predicting natural hazards from earthquakes and volcanoes.
The APG conducts geoscientific research on a variety of regional geology topics, combining data from field studies, petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, biostratigraphy, oceanography and remote sensing. Many of these studies involve collaboration with oil companies and other researchers worldwide.
Current research interests include: