Highlights

ISGS receives software grant from IHS Markit
IHS Markit has recently renewed their grant of a set of software packages including Kingdom and Petra to the Illinois State Geological Survey at the University of Illinois for use in research and e [...]
Microplastic contamination found in common source of groundwater
A new study by PRI scientists is the first to report microplastics in fractured limestone aquifers – a groundwater source that accounts for 25 percent of the global drinking water supply. [...]
ISGS earn recognition at AAPG annual meeting
ISGS scientists recently earned three awards at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section 47th Annual Meeting. Robert Bauer, Hannes Leetaru, and Jared Freiburg with co-author [...]
ISGS, ISWS install new wells for national groundwater monitoring
The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) drilling crew recently installed groundwater-monitoring wells in northeast Illinois as part of the U.S. [...]

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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