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  • In Memoriam: Measuring snow depth above the Barry Arm Landslide
  • In Memoriam: Collecting data in Southeast Alaska
  • In Memoriam: Installing sensors on the North Slope
  • In Memoriam: Leading a permafrost field trip into Goldstream Valley
  • In Memoriam: Setting up a GNSS base station on ridge above Barry Glacier
  • In Memoriam: Geologic fieldwork in the proposed triangle road area, northwest Alaska
  • In Memoriam: Measuring stream discharge, Arctic Coastal Plain
  • In Memoriam: Setting up a weather station, Arctic Coastal Plain
  • In Memoriam: Hydrology fieldwork, National Petroleum Reserve

What We do

  • Natural Resources
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Our Mission

From providing information related to oil and mineral discoveries to helping after fatal landslides, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys staff continue their dedicated efforts to stimulate our economy, and protect our residents.

Investing in geologic information is necessary for the discovery and commercialization of the state's undiscovered oil, gas, coal, and mineral resources, and in protecting Alaskans from geologic hazards. It is an investment in future mines, oil and gas production, State revenue, jobs, and a sound economy.

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