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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.

 

News

USGS and the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme Strengthen Ties

USGS and the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme Strengthen Ties

Wind Power and Conservation in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Wind Power and Conservation in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

USGS improving climate resilience in Baja California Sur, Mexico

USGS improving climate resilience in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Publications

Assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources in postsalt reservoirs of the West-Central Coastal Province of Africa, 2022

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean conventional resources of 10.5 billion barrels of oil and 47.4 trillion cubic feet of gas in postsalt reservoirs within the West-Central Coastal Province of Africa.
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Christopher J. Schenk, Tracey J. Mercier, Cheryl A. Woodall, Phuong A. Le, Andrea D. Cicero, Ronald M. Drake, Geoffrey S. Ellis, Thomas M. Finn, Michael H. Gardner, Sarah E. Gelman, Jane S. Hearon, Benjamin G. Johnson, Jenny H. Lagesse, Heidi M. Leathers-Miller, Kristen R. Marra, Kira K. Timm, Scott S. Young

To mix or not to mix: Details of magma storage, recharge, and remobilization during the Pacheco stage at Misti Volcano, Peru (≤21–2 ka)

We investigate ten of the most recent tephra-fall deposits emplaced between ≤21–2 ka from the Pacheco stage of Misti volcano, Peru, to elucidate magma dynamics and explosive eruption triggers related to magma storage, recharge, and remobilization. Whole-rock, glass, and mineral textures and compositions indicate the presence of broadly felsic, intermediate, and mafic magmas in a chemically and the
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Marie K. Takach, Frank J. III Tepley, Christopher Harpel, Rigoberto Aguilar, Marco Rivera

Overview of the Cenozoic geology of the northern Harrat Rahat volcanic field, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Harrat Rahat volcanic field, located in the west-central part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is one of the larger Cenozoic harrats among the more than 17 harrats situated upon the Arabia Plate. The map plate contained herein shows, at a scale of 1:100,000, the mapped volcanic geology of northern Harrat Rahat, which consists of the northernmost one-fifth of Harrat Rahat. Northern Harrat Rahat

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Joel E. Robinson, Drew T. Downs

Science

Assessing River Erosion and Sedimentation in Ecuador

In cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USGS is helping Ecuadorian government officials from the Electric Corporation of Ecuador (CELEC) develop strategies for managing sediment and erosion in the Río Coca basin after the 2020 collapse of the 144-meter-tall San Rafael waterfall.
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Assessing River Erosion and Sedimentation in Ecuador

In cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USGS is helping Ecuadorian government officials from the Electric Corporation of Ecuador (CELEC) develop strategies for managing sediment and erosion in the Río Coca basin after the 2020 collapse of the 144-meter-tall San Rafael waterfall.
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Stakeholder Engagement for Natural Hazards Investigations in the Caribbean (SENHIC)

USGS staff are connecting with natural hazards researchers based in the Caribbean and those specializing in the region to find out which natural hazards are of primary concern, learn about their mitigation efforts, and explore the potential for research collaboration.
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Stakeholder Engagement for Natural Hazards Investigations in the Caribbean (SENHIC)

USGS staff are connecting with natural hazards researchers based in the Caribbean and those specializing in the region to find out which natural hazards are of primary concern, learn about their mitigation efforts, and explore the potential for research collaboration.
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Ecosystems Science for a Changing World

USGS science products help achieve sustainable management and conservation of fish and wildlife resources in wild, rural, and urban spaces. This includes programs in climate and environmental change; effects of management actions on communities, lands and waters, and species; and risks and solutions to harmful invasive species, wildlife diseases, and contaminants in the environment. USGS provides...
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Ecosystems Science for a Changing World

USGS science products help achieve sustainable management and conservation of fish and wildlife resources in wild, rural, and urban spaces. This includes programs in climate and environmental change; effects of management actions on communities, lands and waters, and species; and risks and solutions to harmful invasive species, wildlife diseases, and contaminants in the environment. USGS provides...
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