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The EDMAP Program: Training the next generation of geologic mappers

January 23, 2023


Detailed geologic maps are the basis of most earth science investigations and can be used for natural hazard mitigation, resource identification and exploration, infrastructure planning, and more. As a part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) congressionally mandated National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP), the EDMAP program (referred to as EDMAP) is a partnership between the USGS and participating colleges and universities that provides mentorship and training opportunities for earth science students nationwide. EDMAP supports graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students—under the guidance of a faculty member who serves as a “principal investigator”—for the training of students to become geologic mappers. Between 1996 and 2021, EDMAP funded geologic mapping educational experiences and training for 1,373 students at more than 170 universities.

Publication Year 2023
Title The EDMAP Program: Training the next generation of geologic mappers
DOI 10.3133/fs20233002
Authors Jenna L. Shelton, Christopher S. Swezey, Michael Marketti
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2023-3002
Index ID fs20233002
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Eastern Energy Resources Science Center; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping