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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

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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Geospatial Science for a Changing World

USGS maintains its core strengths in characterizing and understanding complex Earth and biological systems through research; modeling; highly accurate topographic, geologic, hydrographic, and biogeographic maps; and delivery of high-quality earth observation data. Programs include cooperative data collection systems, cross-boundary synthesis, and scientific data delivery for users worldwide. USGS...
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Geospatial Science for a Changing World

USGS maintains its core strengths in characterizing and understanding complex Earth and biological systems through research; modeling; highly accurate topographic, geologic, hydrographic, and biogeographic maps; and delivery of high-quality earth observation data. Programs include cooperative data collection systems, cross-boundary synthesis, and scientific data delivery for users worldwide. USGS...
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Minerals Science for a Changing World

USGS provides science and data on the occurrence and distribution of geologic resources, including current and future mineral resources and their wastes. USGS also addresses environmental and socioeconomic effects of geologic resource occurrence, extraction, use, and disposal; and global supply, demand, and trade in nonfuel mineral commodities. USGS provides reliable information to answer your...
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Minerals Science for a Changing World

USGS provides science and data on the occurrence and distribution of geologic resources, including current and future mineral resources and their wastes. USGS also addresses environmental and socioeconomic effects of geologic resource occurrence, extraction, use, and disposal; and global supply, demand, and trade in nonfuel mineral commodities. USGS provides reliable information to answer your...
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