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Discipline:

Geology

  Contact: Linda C. Gundersen, lgundersen@usgs.gov
  Geology Projects:
Hemisphere map with eastern Mediterranean study area circled.
Reduction of Earthquake Losses in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Seismicity Study in Turkey

 

    Geological Survey of Bangladesh collecting drill cores from 1340' to describe the deep aquifer Geologic, Hydrologic, and Geochemical Characterization of the Deep Ground Water Aquifer System In the Bengal Delta of Bangladesh
   
Map with area covered by US - Mexico Border Initiative highlighted
U.S.-Mexico Border Environmental Health Initiative
    The Geology Discipline's long and successful tradition of technical assistance and capacity building in the international arena has benefited the USGS through increased knowledge that may be applied to domestic programs. International activities have spanned the various geologic program areas within the discipline.

Current activities include providing training for the new geological survey in Saudi Arabia, conducting global mineral and energy assessments, and participating in the World Coal Quality Inventory (WoCQI). The USGS is also active in international natural hazard mitigation through the Global Seismic Network, the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) in cooperation with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, and landslide prediction, mapping and mitigation.

In cooperation with the Canadian Geologic Survey, the USGS is studying metallogenesis and tectonics in the Russian Far East and Canada. The marine geology program is studying coastal zone erosion and sedimentary processes. USGS conducts glacier research throughout the temperate and polar regions.

 
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