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Jim Skinner

Jim is a Supervisory Geologist and USGS-NASA Planetary Geologic Mapping (PGM) Program Coordinator. He specializes in the characterization of planetary landscapes using geologic mapping and comparative terrestrial analogs, with focus on planetary basins, stratigraphic architectures, traverse planning, mapping strategies, and cartographic representation of geologic environments.

Since becoming a USGS geologist in 2000, I have been active in the planetary geologic mapping community and involved in geologic mapping-based training for NASA engineers, managers, astronauts, mission teams, and students. Prior to USGS, I worked in the private sector as a field geologist for both hydrocarbon and environmental industries.


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