LINES OF INVESTIGATION

It develops basic and applied metalogenicresearch oriented to the study of non-metallic minerals that have a wide use and high demand in different branches of the economy and that are related to the daily work of man, whether in the manufacture of goods and / or in its direct use in productions of human, medical or other consumption (Calcium Carbonate, Magnesite, Potassium rocks, Silica sand, Phosphorite, Bentonite, Palygorskite, Wollastonite, Volcanic glass, Garnet, Talc, Kaolin, Plaster, etc.) . It includes the determination of the potential of mineral resources and the identification of specific objectives for geological survey and survey, taking into accountsthe degree of perspective and possible economic potential of them.

It develops research on the dynamics of geological processes that generate natural disasters (landslides, karst phenomena, earthquakes, etc.), or effects on the environment due to geological or mining activities to contribute to their prevention and mitigation of their effects.

It develops research to: - Complete and keep updated the Geological Map of Cuba, at different scales and in different formats and supports, as a cartographic expression of the geological knowledge of the country. - Complete and keep updated the Stratigraphic Lexicon of Cuba, constituted by the description of all lithostratigraphic units that can be mapped on the surface and underground of the national territory. - Complete and keep up to date the geological data bank to guarantee the management of the geological information generated in the country in an appropriate manner, ensuring that the past and current data are organized and integrated for use in the execution of new investigations, and for the decision making by specialists and managers.

Develop research for the identification of sites of geological interest (Geosites) in the country, to promote their conservation as a geological heritage of thecountry, and / or its use in scientific tourism, nature and theme parks (Geo-parks).

He develops research in the themes of mineralogy, petrology and paleontology, to increase knowledge about the composition and age of minerals and rocks, promoting the sustainable development of mineral resources and the rational use of them.

Generate and disseminate the basic geological knowledge of Cuba (tectonics, stratigraphy, structural geology, geomatics, and geophysics) through complex scientific research and specialized scientific-technical services.

It develops storage tasks conservation and dissemination of geological information, ensuring that specialists and entities of the geosciences access it, enabling the increase of geological knowledge in the country.

It develops basic and applied metalogenicresearch aimed at determining the potential of the country's metallic resources (gold, silver, copper, lead, tin, iron, manganese, chromium, nickel, cobalt, etc.) and the identification of specific objectives for the geological survey and survey, taking into account the degree of perspective and possible economic potential of the same, guaranteeing their integral use within a sustainable dynamic.