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What are the Social and Economic Benefits for Canada?
  • Provision of a regional geotectonic context within which petroleum and mining companies can better plan their programs
  • Demonstration of the value of the high resolution seismic reflection method for mineral exploration
  • Better understanding of the earthquake risk, particularly a large magnitude "megathrust" earthquake off Canada's southwest coast
  • Training and development of young scientists in an environment of stimulating, collaborative research
  • Public education of the Earth sciences and of science in general
  • Transfer of LITHOPROBE-developed technology to industry
  • Direct financial benefits to Canadian industry through LITHOPROBE contracts

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