Highlights

ISGS researcher Joe Devera to participate in natural resources event for 30th year
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., 4/12/19: Each April in southern Illinois, coinciding with Arbor Day, age K-6th grade students participate in Stewardship We [...]
ISGS staff honored for Outstanding Collaboration
At the 2019 Prairie Research Institute Celebration of Excellence, the Outstanding Collaboration Award was given to members of the  [...]
ISGS collaborates on simulation of injection-induced seismicity
Geological storage is one method of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere to reduce global warming trends. [...]
Freshwater coastal erosion alters global carbon budget
Shoreline erosion can transform freshwater wetlands from carbon-storage pools to carbon sources, according to a new study led by Illinois State Geological Survey researchers. [...]
Petroleum Experts donate software to Illinois for research and education
Petroleum Experts has donated a set of software packages to the Illinois State Geological Survey and Department of Geology to use in research and education of students. The [...]

ISGS in the News

Lake Michigan’s smarter, streamlined buoys
This summer, scientists deployed smarter, smaller buoys in Lake Michigan that record and provide data in real time. 


Source: Environmental Monitor
Deciphering the history of a Chinese vase
Krannert Art Museum is using energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence technology—with the Illinois State Geological Survey and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey—to help determine the age of an antique Chinese porcelain vase.

Source: Illinois News Bureau
National States Geographic Information Council announces 3D mapping project
"What we’re trying to do is allow each state to have a plan for getting good coverage of statewide data," said Mark Yacucci. ISGS is participating in the NSGIC pilot.   

Source: StateScoop
Wetland erosion could add to carbon emissions
ISGS coastal geologist Ethan Theuerkauf discusses a study to determine how rising lake levels may be affecting the 500,000 acres of coastal wetlands across the Great Lakes basin.

Source: The Chicago Tribune
Case study: 3D mapping for water planning
In an AGI Critical Issues webinar, Jason Thomason, head of Hydrogeology and Geophysics, discusses how 3D geologic mapping is assisting McHenry County, Illinois, with water planning. 

Source: AGI Critical Issues

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