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Ecosystems: Fisheries, Mammals, Birds, Ecosystems and Habitats, and Technical Programs
Ecosystems
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.
Geography
Geology: Mineral and energy resources, earthquake and landslide hazards, earth surface and geologic processes, and mineral/environmental cycling.
Geology
Water: Hydrologic Data, NWISWeb Data in Alaska, and Activities.
Water
Interdisciplinary Science: The key to understanding complex Alaskan systems lies in understanding the interactions between biological, hydrological, geological and ecosystem processes.
Interdisciplinary
Science
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
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In The Spotlight

Thousands of walruses gathered to rest on the shore near the Alaskan coastal community of Point Lay during September of 2013 after sea ice disappeared from their offshore foraging grounds in the eastern Chukchi Sea.Adult Female Walruses on Ice Floe with YoungUnder-ice water sampling by students, Ningliqvak River, ChevakMegathrust earthquakes evidence.Close up of single caribou.
Thousands of Pacific Walrus Haul Out on Land on the northwest coast of Alaska … Read More
Pacific Walrus Population Study Reveals a Long-term Decline … Read More
Interdisciplinary Approach to Studying Hydrology and Climate Change in Alaska … Read More
Collaborative Eastern Aleutian Megathrust Earthquake and Tsunami Research Field Work Continues … Read More
USGS Changing Arctic Ecosystems—Forecasting Effects of Fire on Winter Distribution of Caribou … Read More

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