Significant ISGS Achievements

Visualization of a 3-D geologic map in McHenry County, Illinois. The base map is courtesy of Google Earth.
ISGS Helps Lead Groundwater Workshops in McHenry County, Illinois
The ISGS has recently completed a major 3-D geologic mapping study in McHenry County, Illinois. [...]
Christopher Stohr presents to Boy Scouts
ISGS Participates in Boy Scout Merit Badge Seminar
On March 1, Dan Adomaitis, Kathy Atchley, and Christopher Stohr conducted two Geology Merit Badge Seminars for, respectively, 14 and 17 Boy Scouts at Holy Cross School in Champaign, Illinois. [...]
Discussing energy options for the future
Marking a Milestone and Looking Forward
On March 20, the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) joined with its partners and others, including U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), to celebrate the successful injection of 750,000 tonnes of CO2. [...]
Screenshot of ILOIL interface
Illinois Oil and Gas Resources (ILOIL) Online for 10 Years!
The Illinois Oil and Gas Resources (ILOIL) Map Application reached its 10-year milestone in February 2014; ILOIL was formally released to the public in February 2004. [...]
Irrigation machine
ISGS Supports National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 9–15
In partnership with the National Ground Water Association, the ISGS supports Groundwater Awareness Week. This is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of our groundwater resources. [...]

ISGS In the News

Rob Finley and Carbon Sequestration featured in Weather Channel Short
Rob Finley speaks with correspondents from The Weather Channel in a short video on the carbon sequestration process at ADM in Decatur, IL.

Source: The Weather Channel
Rock-solid results: Carbon capture at ADM earns praise
Rob Finley talks about progress made on the Illinois Basin Decatur project.

Source: Herald-Review, Decatur, IL
Groundwater safety broached at carbon sequestration meeting
Rob Finley, leader of the Illinois State Geological Survey sequestration team, and Sallie Greenberg address concerns with groundwater safety measures associated with carbon sequestration.

Source: Herald Review, Decatur, IL
NSF awards grants for four new critical zone observatories to study Earth surface processes
ISGS collaborates with scientists from around the country to study critical zones and their response to climate and land use changes.

Source: National Science Foundation
Official state scientists appointed on Prairie Research Institute Day
Seven Illinois state scientists have been officially appointed for the first time after Gov. Pat Quinn signed the University of Illinois State Scientific Surveys Act on Aug. 14. 

Source: The Daily Illini, Champaign IL

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