The new U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program website (http://energy.usgs.gov/) went live the week before July 4th, making information about their research on energy resources more accessible and user-friendly than ever. The Energy Resources Program conducts research on geologically based energy resources like oil, natural gas, and coal. It studies the economic and environmental effects of resource extraction and use, and the environmental impacts of human activities that introduce chemical and pathogenic contaminants into the environment.
Visitors to the new website can find basic information on various USGS projects and energy resources, as well as access a searchable database of publications dating back several decades for more advanced research. The site was designed for the public as well as scientists, and many of the features appeal to users of all levels of familiarity with the science of energy resources. A multimedia library features high-res photographs of USGS research sites and scientists in action and aninteractive energy resource map viewer allows users to access a range of maps, data, and services. Other highlights include a news feed on the homepage and a Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) data finder tool.
AI engineers designed and built the website using the DotNetNuke web application framework. The go-live marks the completion of Audacious Inquiry’s first federal prime contract. Special thanks to Joe Craig and Jie Lian for all their hard work on this project!