The mission of the Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation is
to shed light on the geological nature of Japan's national territory and
surrounding oceans, and to organize the country's collection of terrestrial
and marine geological information into a national archive of useful information.
This archive will form the core component of geological studies to be performed
by public institutions. It has been 15 years since the National Institute
of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) was established, and
this fiscal year marks the start of the Fourth Medium Term. In this time,
the importance of geological information has steadily increased in solving
social issues pertaining to disaster prevention, resource management, and
environmental problems, as well as in contributing to the sustainable development
of a safe and sound society. As a result, recent acquisitions of geological
data combined with solid science allow the Earth's past to be understood,
which in turn aids in evaluating the future health of the global environment,
and in providing scientific information and warnings to citizens about
risks to the natural environment.
By applying the combined strengths and research experience built up by our Institute, our hope is to help create a society capable of sustainable development for humankind, and to develop a high quality of life based on long-term safety and security through the use of geological surveys. In working toward these goals, the Institute and its members look forward to your continuing support.
October 4, 2018