This group covers R&D directed towards exploration for energy mineral and geothermal energy resources.
This group has six objectives:
850101 Coal Exploration
850102 Geothermal Exploration
850103 Oil and Gas Exploration
850104 Oil Shale and Tar Sands Exploration
850105 Uranium Exploration
850199 Energy Exploration not elsewhere classified
a) Exploration for non-energy mineral resources is included in Group 8401 Mineral Exploration.
b) Air quality; control of pests, diseases and exotic species; ecosystem assessment and management; flora, fauna and biodiversity; land and water management; rehabilitation of degraded areas; remnant vegetation and conservation areas; soils; and natural hazards in mining environments are included in Division 96 Environment.