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International Programs

The USGS Office of International Programs helps facilitate and coordinate USGS science with diverse partners, including other federal agencies, international institutions, and foreign governments. USGS international activities support U.S. foreign policy and science diplomacy, and improve characterization and management of ecosystems and natural resources worldwide.

The U.S. Geological Survey Office of International Programs is dedicated to high quality, timely, scientific study that is international in scope and that focuses on the USGS Science Strategy's goals. USGS/OIP helps facilitate and coordinate USGS science with diverse partners, whether they be U.S. Federal agencies or foreign governments, concerned about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the integrity of ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. For more about the benefits provided by USGS/OIP, read how USGS accomplishes the international mission.

A Changing World

Over the coming decades, profound environmental and societal trends will challenge governments, administrators, and societies with increasingly complex policy decisions. Preparing for these changes will require reliable data and information that are inherently global in nature and need international collaboration in order to make scientific progress. To address these needs, USGS/OIP has historically engaged in countries and regions where the geopolitical landscape is challenging, bringing capacities such as Earth system modeling, operational forecasts, emerging technologies, advanced observing and sensing systems, and state-of-the-art information-management systems to provide proactive and on-demand integrated, dynamic, and responsive information.

 

Información en español 

Si desea saber más acerca de las capacidades científicas y técnicas del Servicio Geológico de los Estados Unidos de América y los contactos correspondientes dentro de la Oficina de Programas Internacionales, apriete aquí.

 

Publications

Assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources in Paleozoic total petroleum systems of the Central European Basin system, 2019

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 278 million barrels of oil and 25.7 trillion cubic feet of gas in Paleozoic total petroleum systems of the Central European Basin System.

Virtual training prepared for the former Afghanistan Ministry of Energy and Water—Streamgaging, fluvial sediment sampling, bathymetry, and streamflow and sediment modeling

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) created a virtual training series for the Afghanistan Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW), now known as the National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA), to provide critical hydrological training as an alternative to an in-person training. The USGS was scheduled to provide in-person surface-water training for NWARA during 2020; however, travel was halted bec

Landslides triggered by the August 14, 2021, magnitude 7.2 Nippes, Haiti, earthquake

The August 14, 2021, magnitude 7.2 Nippes, Haiti, earthquake triggered thousands of landslides on the Tiburon Peninsula. The landslides directly caused fatalities and damage and impeded response efforts by blocking roads and causing other infrastructure damage. Adverse effects of the landslides likely will continue for months to years. This report presents an assessment of potential postearthquake

Science

Water Science for a Changing World

Information about water resources is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management. The USGS works with domestic and international partners to monitor, assess, and conduct targeted research on a wide range of water resource conditions, including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and availability. USGS provides...
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Water Science for a Changing World

Information about water resources is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management. The USGS works with domestic and international partners to monitor, assess, and conduct targeted research on a wide range of water resource conditions, including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and availability. USGS provides...
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Africa Groundwater Exploration and Assessment Program

The purpose of the Program is to develop a sound understanding of the potential for development of potable groundwater supply in selected African countries and build local capacity to plan and conduct the hydrologic investigations and monitoring necessary to help ensure that groundwater resources are developed and managed efficiently and sustainably.
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Africa Groundwater Exploration and Assessment Program

The purpose of the Program is to develop a sound understanding of the potential for development of potable groundwater supply in selected African countries and build local capacity to plan and conduct the hydrologic investigations and monitoring necessary to help ensure that groundwater resources are developed and managed efficiently and sustainably.
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Accelerating Aquifer Storage & Recovery in the Middle East and North Africa Region

In cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development, USGS helped regional partners assess the suitability for managing scarce groundwater resources, and improving water supply, using artificial recharge methods.
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Accelerating Aquifer Storage & Recovery in the Middle East and North Africa Region

In cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development, USGS helped regional partners assess the suitability for managing scarce groundwater resources, and improving water supply, using artificial recharge methods.
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