Welcome to the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

Our mission: Determine the potential of Alaskan land for production of metals, minerals, fuels, and geothermal resources, the locations and supplies of groundwater and construction material, and the potential geologic hazards to buildings, roads, bridges, and other installations and structures (AS 41.08.020).


  • DGGS is seeking a full-time, short-term Geologist I from March 1 to June 30 to help preserve legacy samples and data for future research. Position requirements include experience with ArcGIS software and excellent organizational skills. 30-37.5 hrs/week. Contact Jennifer Athey for more information.
  • New tax credit seismic data released: North Shore 3D survey, Cross Island Ocean Bottom Geotech Study, North Slope Field Program, and Pike Bottom Hole 2D Reprocessing. See our request form for more information.
  • New release! Alaska's mineral industry 2017: Mines, development, and exploration (presentation): Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia Mineral Exploration Roundup, January 22, 2018 - Werdon, M.B., 2018
  • New release! Landslides in Alaska - IC 65
  • New release! Geochemistry of some quaternary lavas from the Aleutian Arc and Mt. Wrangell - RDF 2018-1
  • New release! Potential maximum permanent flooding, Port Valdez, Alaska - RI 2013-1A
  • New release! Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Annual Report 2017 - AR 2017
  • New release! Major-element glass compositions of tephra from the circa 3.6 ka eruption of Aniakchak volcano, Alaska Peninsula, Alaska - RDF 2017-9
  • New release! Geologic map of Mount Chiginagak volcano, Alaska - RI 2017-10
  • New release! Historically active volcanoes of Alaska reference deck - IC 59 v. 2