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3DEP is dedicated to expanding our scientific knowledge of the Earth by providing reliable elevation data. This work is critical in helping minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters and aids in the research among other USGS mission areas including energy and minerals, natural hazards, and water.

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Lidar Base Specification 2022 rev. A is now available!

The 3DEP Lidar Base Specification 2022 rev. A is now available!

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USGS Announces Investments in Mineral Mapping and Data Preservation with Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The USGS, along with the rest of the Department of the Interior, has released its spend plan for investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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2022 Lidar Partnership Awards Announced

The USGS has recommended 18 proposals in 12 states for lidar partnership awards. These projects are expected to add nearly 135,000 square miles of...

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GeoFlight Takes to the Air to Help Identify Geothermal and Mineral Resources at the Salton Sea

The following is an excerpt from a joint blog post issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office and the...

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FY22 U.S. Geological Survey Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation Program Released

The USGS has issued the Fiscal Year 2022 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the 3D Elevation Program. Partnership opportunities for the acquisition...

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2021 3D Elevation Program Lidar Partnerships Selected

The USGS has announced the first round of recipients of the 2021 partnership awards  for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP).

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FY21 U.S. Geological Survey Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation Program Released

https://usgs.gov/3DEP/BAAThe USGS has issued the Fiscal Year 20/21 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the 3D Elevation Program.

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Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Twenty-One States

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Association of American State Geologists are pleased to announce the projects that have received funding for FY2020...

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Multiagency Initiative Begins Work on Critical Minerals and Geothermal Energy Research in Nevada

A multiagency partnership led by the USGS and the Department of Energy seeks to shed light on lithium and other critical mineral resource potential as...

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USGS and EERE: Collaborating to Strengthen America’s Energy and Resource Independence

In a joint blog post hosted by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Rewenable Energy, DOE EERE Assistant Secretary Dan Simmons...

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