Data and Tools

Data and Tools Topics

Explore by the topics below and find our data and tools are the digital information in a format suitable for direct input to software that can analyze its meaning in the scientific, engineering, or business context for which the data were collected.

Sunset over South Florida WARC

Biology and Ecosystems

Learn more about research and monitoring on freshwater, terrestrial, and marine ecosystems and the fish and wildlife within them. Healthy ecosystems provide our society with essential ecosystem services, such as crop pollination, water and air purification, harvestable populations of fish and wildlife, soil replenishment, pest control, and nutrient cycling.

U.S. Geological Survey scientist walks on  a coastal bluff in Alaska.


Discover the science we are conducting to learn more about our coasts.



Access data from the processes critical to the formation, accumulation, occurrence, and alteration of geologically based energy resources; to conduct scientifically robust assessments of those resources; and to study the impact of energy resource occurrence and/or production and use on both environmental and human health.

Image: Water Quality Sampling

Environmental Health

These datasets focus on the interface between health and the environment, where interactions among people, the environment, and other living organisms affect the risk of toxicologic and infectious disease.

Geology Field Photo


Learn more about what science is being conducted to learn more about geologic processes, erosion, faulting, folding, geochemistry, geologic mapping, land subsidence, plate tectonics, rock deformation, sedimentation, soil chemistry, and more.

Image: Blockade Glacier

Land Resources

Discover all data that pertain to long-term alteration in the characteristic weather conditions of a region, such as changes in precipitation and temperature.

Geospatial Contracts

Mapping, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Data

Learn more about data including mapping and remote sensing, which is the detailed study of information such as measurements, counts, and computations as a function of geographical location. Also access geospatial data, the detection and analysis of the physical characteristics of an area by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance from a targeted area.

Energy Minerals


We provide scientific information for objective resource assessments and unbiased research results on mineral potential, production, consumption, and environmental effects. The USGS Minerals Resource Program is the sole Federal source for this information.

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy

Natural Hazards

Natural hazard science is the study of coastal and marine geology, earthquake hazards, geomagnetism, landslides, volcanoes, seismological and geophysical sensors, foods, droughts, tsunamis, hurricanes, and storms. Explore the hazad-related real-time data, science datasets, apis, GIS data, and more.

Ocean sunset


Learn more about what science is being conducted to learn more about our oceans.



Explore real-time and historical data, including surface water, groundwater, water quality, water use data, flood and drought conditions, and much more. View our tools to find, understand, and work with our data and information.