GEOSCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
CO2 Sequestration
Coastal Studies
Desalination
Energy and Environment
Geologic Mapping
Groundwater Contaminants
Groundwater Resources
Near-Surface Geophysics
Remote Sensing:
Lidar and Imagery
Vadose Zone
 
OTHER PROGRAMS
Research Programs
Industrial Associates
Fossil Energy
Worldwide Research
 
The Bureau of Economic Geology has long been a leader in oil and gas resource studies. We are applying these proven research tools to the development of new hydrologic and geomorphic studies that provide a framework for preserving the environment and remediating past damages. The research combines four critical areas-energy, environment, education, and economics-to accomplish the goal of educating the public and providing technical expertise to the private sector to produce energy while protecting the environment through economically sound approaches.
Current Studies
Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Geologic Media [Description]
Analysis of Soil Remediation Requirements of Abandoned Centralized and Commercial Drilling-Fluid Disposal Sites [Description]

Characterization of Bedded Salt for Storage Caverns [Description]

Completed Studies
Mapping Near-Surface Salinization Using Long-Wavelength AIRSAR [Description]