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Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

USGS Assesses Mineral Potential for Sagebrush Habitats in Six Western States

USGS has completed a comprehensive assessment and inventory of potential mineral resources covering approximately 10 million acres of Federal and adjacent lands in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. The assessment, conducted at the request of the Bureau of Land Management, ranked the mineral potential in select areas of these states along a gradient of no

Monday, September 26th, 2016

USGS-NASA Pecora Award Recognizes Excellence in Earth Observation

USGS-NASA Pecora Award Recognizes Excellence in Earth Observation A longtime innovator in space-based Earth observation at Boston University and a team that has paved the way for the next generation of satellite precipitation observations have both been honored with the 2016 William T. Pecora Award for achievement in Earth remote sensing. Sponsored by the Department

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

September is National Preparedness Month, a Time to Highlight the Resources Available to Help You and Your Loved Ones Stay as Safe as Possible

Disasters and emergencies can happen at any time, often without warning. Natural hazards threaten thousands of lives and cause billions of dollars in damage every year throughout the nation. September is National Preparedness Month, a time to highlight the resources available to help you and your loved ones stay as safe as possible. This article

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Kari Craun Honored by USGS Peers with Henry Gannett Award for Exceptional Contributions to Topographic Mapping

To commemorate the nation’s first chief geographer, the USGS established the Henry Gannett Award in 2009. As a new addition to the Gannett Award, the National Geospatial Program (NGP) has established the Henry Gannett internal award to recognize outstanding contributions to the geospatial community by a USGS employee. The first recipient of this intra-bureau award

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Mapping the Arctic Promotes International Agreement

The Arctic SDI Board, which includes mapping executives from Canada, Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States, recently met in Anchorage, Alaska to further development of a robust Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure. The Arctic SDI is a cooperation based on a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the eight National Mapping

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Dewberry Completes National Hydrography Study for U.S. Geological Survey

Dewberry has completed the National Hydrography Requirements and Benefits Study (HRBS) for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The firm conducted the study—sponsored by USGS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service—to establish a baseline understanding of national business uses, needs, and associated benefits for national hydrography data; and to inform the design

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Merrick-Surdex JV Awarded Contract with USGS

June 7, 2016 – COLORADO – The Merrick-Surdex Joint Venture (JV) has signed a five-year, multimillion dollar Geospatial Product and Services Contract (GPSC) with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to provide mapping and surveying services. GPSC is a suite of contracts used by federal, state, and municipal government entities to partner with USGS for

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

USGS Assesses Carbon Potential of Alaska Lands

In comparison to the lower 48 states, Alaskan forests, wetlands and permafrost contain larger stores of carbon, according to the first-of-its-kind assessment recently completed by the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Forest Service and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. “This benchmark assessment establishes significant baseline information to better understand carbon dynamics in Alaskan ecosystems,”

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

OGC Invites Proposals for an Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Project

25 May 2016 — The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and sponsors, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), in collaboration with the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Participants, announce a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Interoperability Program’s Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Phase-2 (Arctic SDP) initiative. The purpose

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

How Climate Change Might Affect Polar Bears’ Bodies

PORTLAND, Ore. — You really are what you eat. That’s the taking-off point for a new polar bear study, conducted by U.S. Geological Survey researchers with an assist from the Oregon Zoo — and published this week in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. As sea ice shifts in the Arctic, scientists have noted a

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