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Date published: June 12, 2019

Seeking the Seeps

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.

Date published: June 6, 2019

Volunteers Collect and Edit Over 400K Structure Points!

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.

Date published: May 24, 2019

Exploring the Grand Canyon – 150 Years Later

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.

Date published: April 9, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Appalachian Geoscience GeoCamp at West Virginia University

Program coordinators are now accepting applications for the 2019 Appalachian Geoscience GeoCamp

Date published: December 18, 2018

Editing over the Holidays!

The holidays are always a busy and sometimes stressful time of year: food to cook, houses to clean, trips to plan, gifts to buy, family to coordinate, the list goes on. So we completely understand that editing data for The National Map Corps might not be high on your list of priorities these days. --*Sigh*

Date published: October 31, 2018

Favorite Headstones and Mapping

The National Map Corps encourages and leverages volunteer citizen scientists to update structure data to The National Map. To reward, recognize and motivate these participants, the program awards “virtual” badges for increasing levels of edits and submission.

Date published: October 19, 2018

Celebrating Geologic Map Day 2018

In celebration of Earth Science Week and Geologic Map Day, the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program is highlighting several exciting ongoing and upcoming geoscience-related activities:

Date published: August 7, 2018

Searching for Great Geologic Maps

The USGS Announces Final Call for Abstracts: Best Student Geological Map Competition at GSA Indianapolis.

Date published: August 2, 2018

EarthWord - Microbiome

You’ve heard of tiny houses, introducing (really) tiny communities - microbiomes!

Date published: June 25, 2018

Backcountry Travel for Science: Studying the Source of Groundwater in the Grand Canyon

When you think of a day in the life of a scientist, adventure may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, many scientists find themselves in amazing locations where collecting data is physically challenging.