About Us

Contact information:

Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS)
3354 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709

Mission

Determine the potential of Alaskan land for production of metals, minerals, fuels, and geothermal resources, the locations and supplies of groundwater and construction material, and the potential geologic hazards to buildings, roads, bridges, and other installations and structures

Organization

DGGS is one of seven divisions and four offices in the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Under the overall administration of the Director’s Office, the Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys is organized into five sections and the Geologic Materials Center. The Division also administers the 11-member Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission.

Accomplishments

The Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) is charged by state statute to generate new, objective, peerreviewed information about the geology of Alaska, the potential of Alaska’s land for production of minerals, fuels, and construction materials, and the potential geologic hazards to its people and infrastructure. As in past years, in 2011 the Division successfully performed geological and geophysical mineral inventory mapping, generated new geologic data to support energy exploration, conducted hazard investigations, performed geologic and hazards studies on active volcanoes, and streamlined geologic data archival and dissemination.