ABOUT

The Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources was founded in 1972 as a cooperative organization between the U.S. Government (U.S. Geological Survey) and industry (petroleum and mining companies) to improve upon scientific communication and exchange of information about geology and natural resources of the Pacific Basin and surrounding land regions.

MISSION

The mission of the CPC is to facilitate the exchange of Pacific Basin geologic information in regard to resources, economies, environment, habitats, and policies that assist governments, academia, and industry in evaluating, exploring, and developing resources.

Fields of Expertise

Non-renewable resources
Oil and Gas
Aggregates
Minerals

Geo-Resources

Geothermal
Ground water
Wave/Tidal  energy
Wind energy
Solar/tidal ponds

Renewable Resources

Geologic maps
Habitat maps
GIS thematic maps
Remote sensing
Geophysical data sets
Database

Geo-Information

Marine benthic habitats

Fisheries

Forestry

Coral

Bio-Resources

Volcanology
Earthquakes/seismicity
Tsunamis
Coastal erosion
Landslides
Subsidence
Adverse sediment accumulation

Geo-Hazards

Emergency management

Climate change

Infrastructure management

Insurance assessment

Non-Geo Categories

Cooperating Organizations

NORTH 
AMERICA
CENTRAL
AMERICA
SOUTH
AMERICA
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
EUROPE &
MIDDLE EAST
ASIA ​ &
SOUTH PACIFIC

Officers &

Directors

The CPC is a volunteer organization with secretarial support provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, International Geology Program and the organizations that the Officers and Directors belong to.