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Ecosystems: Fisheries, Mammals, Birds, Ecosystems and Habitats, and Technical Programs
Geography: Investigations into the use of remote sensing and GIS technologies for characterizing terrestrial ecosystems and land processes in the boreal and arctic regions of the U.S.
Geology: Mineral and energy resources, earthquake and landslide hazards, earth surface and geologic processes, and mineral/environmental cycling.
Water: Hydrologic Data, NWISWeb Data in Alaska, and Activities.
Interdisciplinary Science: The key to understanding complex Alaskan systems lies in understanding the interactions between biological, hydrological, geological and ecosystem processes.
USGS Science in Alaska Portal: A searchable, web map-based tool to facilitate public and partner access to information on over 200 subjects under USGS study in the Nation's largest State.
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Welcome to the Alaska Science Center

Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Alaska Science Center (ASC), headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. At the ASC, all of the USGS Mission Area Programs are managed collectively with a vision to achieving an integrated landscape level understanding of the highly diverse and complex Alaskan and Arctic Ecosystems. The mission of the Alaska Science Center is to provide objective and timely data, information, and research findings about the earth and its flora and fauna to Federal, State, and local resource managers and the public to support sound decisions regarding natural resources, natural hazards, and ecosystems in Alaska and circumpolar regions.

Featured Research

Changing Arctic Ecosystems
Changing Arctic Ecosystems
AK Strategic and Critical Minerals Evaluation
AK Strategic and Critical Minerals Evaluation
AK Earthquake Hazards Studies
AK Earthquake Hazards Studies
Glacier Studies
Glacier Studies

In The Spotlight

DucksLeft: Hydrographer at Sagavanirktok River. Right: 2015 Sagavanirktok River Stats.Pintail duck Brian Guzetti FWS. Photo by Brian Guzetti, FWS.Halkett BasinPolar bear laying down to dry after a swim in the Chukchi sea. Taken June 15 2014, by Brian Battaile, USGS.Female polar bear in the San Diego Zoo fitted with Accelerometer CollarAreas of critical mineral resource potential in Central and Northern Alaska
Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks … Read More
Record winter flows on the Sagavanirktok River in Alaska … Read More
Dispersal of Avian Flu Virus between Asia and Alaska by Wild Birds … Read More
Data Loggers used to Observe a Thermokarst Lake Drainage … Read More
Can Terrestrial Foods Contribute to Polar Bear Nutrition? … Read More
Captive and Wild Polar Bears Help Scientists Understand Response to Sea Ice Loss in Alaska? … Read More
USGS Identify Areas of Critical Mineral Resource Potential in Central and Northern Alaska … Read More

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