Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)


  • Organization TypeGovernment, Development Consulting
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersGermany
  • Founded1873
The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe or BGR) is a German agency within the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. It acts as a central geoscience consulting institution for the German federal government. The headquarters of the agency is located in Hanover and there is a branch in Berlin. Early 2013, the BGR employed a total of 795 employees. Three organizations - The BGR, the State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology and the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics - form the Geozentrum Hanover. All three institutions have a common management and infrastructure, and complement each other through their interdisciplinary expertise. BGR provides neutral and independent advice and information about all geoscientific and natural resource issues. With this, they support the federal government in their following objectives: Stimulating economic development Long-term protection and improvement of the quality of life Enhancing technical and scientific expertise The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources is committed to sustainable use of natural resources and protection of the human habitat. As a neutral institution feeling responsible for the future they advise ministries and the European Community and act as partners in industry and science. Topics Based on its foundation articles, BGR performs duties in the following fields of scientific research:   Energy Resources Mineral Resources Groundwater Soil Final Disposal of Radioactive Waste Deep Subsurface Use; Geological CO2 Storage International Geoscientific Cooperation Geoscientific Information and Fundamentals Nuclear Weapons Test Ban; Geo-hazard Assessment BGR's work is supported by a modern scientific-technical infrastructure. Laboratories, collections, equipment and technical expertise are developed and provided as required for executing specific projects. In addition, central technical services such as the library, public relations work and information technology guarantee documentation and target-group oriented provision of data, information and publications.  

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Talent pool jobs

Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) is building a talent pool to develop a roster of go-to experts or pre-qualify candidates for future roles.
13Current jobs
343Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Chemical Laboratory Assistant
  • Head of the Working Area (Geophysical Site Exploration)
  • Research Associate (Geosciences)
  • Administrative Assistant

Staff at Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) have experience in


  • mining
  • development
  • climate change
  • research & development
  • economic policy


  • world bank group


  • tanzania
  • indonesia
  • rwanda
  • germany
  • united states


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • Germany (headquarters)
  • Hannover
  • Stilleweg 2
  • Germany
  • 37574 Einbeck, OT Rotenkirchen
  • Germany
  • Berlin
  • Wilhelmstr. 25-30


Primary sectors

Climate Change
Water Policy
Natural Resource Management
Disaster Preparation
Land Conservation
Organizational Development
Research & Development
Economic Policy
Domestic Governance
Public Administration

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