GeoResources´ senior staff Prof. Dr. Maria Boni has been appointed Member of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR, Hannover) by the German Federal Secretary of Economic Affairs, Rainer Brüderle.

The BGR is the largest geoscientific institution in Germany. The Board of Trustees counsels the directorate of the BGR and the German Federal Secretary of Economic Affairs with respect to the operations and the future development of the BGR. Counseling covers all scientific, technical and economic operations of the BGR including internal organisation and human resources management.

Special focus is on:
1) the BGR´s national and international mission of securing Germany´s supply of georesources and of environmental protection;
2) medium- and long-term strategies of the BGR, including financial planning;
3) major changes in the internal organisation, including human resources management, by the directorate of the BGR.

The appointment has been made for the forthcoming term of the Board of Trustees, starting on June 1 2010, and lasts for five years.