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Susan G. Buto

As Hydrography Data Acquisition Lead (HDAL) Sue Buto oversees planning and implementation of hydrography data acquisition for the emerging 3D Hydrography Program. Sue has worked for the USGS since 2001, working for both the Nevada and Utah Water Science Centers before moving to the National Geospatial Program as the HDAL and as acting Elevation Data Acquisition Lead.

Education and Certifications

  • Associate of Applied Science in Geographic Information Systems, Western Nevada College, 2003

  • Master of Science, Mineral Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 1995

  • Bachelor of Science, Geological Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 1987

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Water Resources Association 

  • American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing  

Honors and Awards

  • Environmental Protection Agency Silver Medal for Superior Service  

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government