Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

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Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences
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Parent agencyMinistry of Land and Resources

The Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS; Chinese: 中国地质科学院) is an institution that engages in geoscience research in the People's Republic of China. The academy was established in 1956 and reorganized in 1999. Administratively it is under the PRC Ministry of Land and Resources.[1]


The academy conducts scientific research on various aspects of geology and geophysics, such as the analytic and exploration techniques of mineral deposit, hydrogeology, engineering geology, environmental geology, karst geology, exploration geophysics and geochemistry.[1]

It is also active in research on paleontology, and was involved in identification of new dinosaurs, including Zhenyuanlong,[2] Xixiasaurus,[3] and a new type of Tyrannosaur Qianzhousaurus.[4] as well as other animals such as Castorocauda[5] and Rugosodon.[6]

Affiliated institutes[edit]

The following institutes are affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences:[7]

  • Institute of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology (IHEG), CAGS, China[8]
  • Institute of Geophysical and Geochemical Exploration[9]
  • Institute of Geomechanics, CAGS, China[10]
  • Institute of Geology, CAGS, China[11]
  • Institute of Mineral Resources (IMR), CAGS, China[12]
  • National Research Center for Geoanalysis[13]
  • Tianjin Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources (TIGMR), CAGS, China[14]
  • Institute of Karst Geology, CAGS[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Brief Introduction". Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.
  2. ^ Gill, Victoria (16 July 2015), "Dinosaur find: Velociraptor ancestor was 'winged dragon'", BBC News, retrieved 18 July 2015
  3. ^ Junchang Lü; Li Xu; Yongqing Liu; Xingliao Zhang; Songhai Jia; Qiang Ji (2010). "A new troodontid (Theropoda: Troodontidae) from the Late Cretaceous of central China, and the radiation of Asian troodontids" (PDF). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 55 (3): 381–388. doi:10.4202/app.2009.0047.
  4. ^ James Morgan (7 May 2014). "New Tyrannosaur named 'Pinocchio rex'". BBC.
  5. ^ "Scientists Discover First Swimming Mammal From The Jurassic". Science Daily. February 24, 2006.
  6. ^ Veronique Greenwood (16 August 2013). "An Ancient Mammal Paves the Way for Modern Rodents". TIME.
  7. ^ "Nature Index: Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS) 中国地质科学院". Nature.
  8. ^ "Institute of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology".
  9. ^ "Institute of Geophysical and Geochemical Exploration".
  10. ^ "Institute of Geomechanics".
  11. ^ "Institute of Geology".
  12. ^ "The Institute of Mineral Resources, CAGS".
  13. ^ "Geoanalysis Center".
  14. ^ "Tianjin Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources".
  15. ^ "Institute of Karst Geology, CAGS".

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