(The Geological Survey of Austria)"
|ID||Michel: 2298 Scott: 1801 Stanley Gibbons: 2548 Yvert: 2127 UPU: N/A Category: pF|
|Author||Design: Maria Siegl Artist: Wolfgang Seidel|
|Stamps in set||1|
|Value||s7 - Building, fossils, from left to
gastropod Oolitica solitaria, ammonite Heraclites robustus.
|Size (width x height)|
|Products||FDC x1 MC x1|
|Perforation||13 x 13|
|Print Technique||lithography+photogravure, multicolor|
|Printed by||Österreichische Staatsdruckerei|
|Issuing Authority||Post of Ausria|
In the beginning of the 1840s the mineral collections of the Royal and Imperial Court for Coinage and Mining was converted into the Royal and Imperial Museum of Coal and Steel through the support of Wilhelm Haidinger. The Imperial Academy of Sciences was founded in 1846. Even in those days a larger institute for the specific research of geologic conditions throughout the empire was already under consideration. The Geological Survey of Austria, founded in November 1849, represents the geo-management of the public sector of Austria. It is a government organization affiliated to the Federal Ministry of Science, Education and Arts. Its activities are based on the National Law of Research of 2000. Presently its staff comprises 45 scientists with university degree, 34 non scientists and a fluctuating number of non-government personnel (around 40).
According to its mandate, the Survey undertakes the following core programmes:
- Geoscientific mapping of the Austrian territory at various
- Complementary mission-orientated basic research in biostratigraphy, geochronology and structural geology
- Collection and storage of unique types of rocks, minerals and fossils
- Monitoring the environment
- Administration and management of the most comprehensive geoscientific library of Austria
- Maintenance of related databases and voluminous archives of maps and unpublished reports collected over the past 150 years
- Source of advice and information in Earth Science to the government, local authorities, industry and the public in general
Traditional and applied tasks include such topics as
and sustainable development of raw materials and industrial
Natural hazard mitigation in Alpine terrains
Feasibility studies for major civil engineering projects
Contamination and waste deposal studies
Nature conservation and land use planning
Networking in global change programmes
Membership in EuroGeoSurveys, Forum of European Geological Surveys and other international organizations.
FDC (used), backside is here Maxi Card
Last update 21.10.2017
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