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Image shows the scientists and crew of the R/V Falkor standing at the bow of the ship
June 12, 2019

We're setting sail onboard the R/V Falkor for 21 days of deepsea science. Lead scientist Amanda Demopoulos shares what she's excited about as we head out into the Pacific.

Graphic of virtual badges available to volunteers.
June 6, 2019

The National Map Corps volunteers are a force that can't be stopped! In just over a year, volunteers have collected another 100,000 structures points, bringing the total to more than 400,000.

Crew of later-day Powell Expedition preparing to embark, circa 1872.
May 24, 2019

Today, the USGS and partnering organizations are embarking on a trip down the Green and Colorado rivers to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Powell Expedition.