Saudi Geological Survey Achieves Global Ranking for National Geological Database

Saudi Arabia ranks 36th globally in the list of Human Development Index
Saudi Arabia ranks 36th globally in the list of Human Development Index

The Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) has made significant progress in classifying the National Geological Database (NGD) services. The rating increased from 1.4 to 4.1 in the current quarter of 2023, compared to the third quarter of 2021.

This achievement positions it favorably against many global geological database service platforms, closely approaching the advanced global service platforms currently in Finland at 4.4 and Ireland at 4.6.

The official spokesperson for the SGS,Tariq Abaalkhail, emphasized that the NGD is a crucial pillar supporting the agency's activities at the national level.

It is a key target for managing information related to geological survey and exploration activities for mineral resources and natural reserves in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He highlighted that the NGD portal serves as the primary digital platform for investors in the mining sector, researchers, and Earth science students. It provides essential information across various Earth science disciplines, accumulated over more than six decades of geological survey and exploration work in Saudi Arabia.

The SGS has made the database easily accessible and secure, aiming to facilitate its use effectively. The launch of the new portal services is scheduled for the International Future Mining Conference in January 2024 in Riyadh.