The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS, is a research and advisory institute in the Danish Ministry of the Environment. The survey also operates
in the private sector.
GEUS' overall mission is to provide, to use, and to disseminate knowledge of geological materials, processes and relations that is important for the use
and protection of geological resources in Denmark and Greenland. Part of this mission is to support administrative and legislative work in Danish Ministries
and the Greenland Home Rule Authority, by providing state-of-the-art geoscientific knowledge of international standard.
GEUS' main tasks are geological mapping, data collection and storage, to carry out research projects, to give advice, and to disseminate geoscientific
The activities are organised within five programme areas:
1. Data banks, information technology, and information to the general public
2. Water resources
3. Energy resources
4. Mineral resources and Greenland mapping
5. Nature and environment.