Cooperative and Joint-Funded Programs
The DGS is, by statute, the state agency responsible for entering into agreements with its counterpart federal agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the USGS Office of Minerals Information (formerly the U.S. Bureau of Mines), and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (formerly the U.S. Minerals Management Service), and for administering all cooperative programs of the state with these agencies. DGS staff member, William S. Schenck, serves as the State Names Authority and liaison to the U. S. Board on Geographic Names.
DGS staff members work closely with members of federal and professional geologic agencies and organizations. These links will take you the web pages of these organizations.
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists
- American Geological Institute
- Association of American State Geologists / State Geological Surveys
- Delaware Board of Professional Geologists
- Delaware Mineralogical Society
- Mineralogical Society of America
- Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
- The Geological Society of America
- The United States Geological Survey
DGS staff members work closely with members of the USGS and the Office of the Delaware State Climatologist to exchange information, evaluate hydrologic and climatic conditions, and recommend improvements to Delaware’s hydrologic and climatic monitoring systems. As part of these efforts, the DGS is a cooperating partner in the State Climatologist’s Delaware Environmental Observation System. These links will take you the web pages of these organizations.
- Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS)
- State Climatologist
- University of Delaware Water Resources Center
- University of Delaware Water Resources Agency