Science Base Data Catalog


The Science Base is intended to be a database of publications, projects, data sets, and tools used by agencies within or partnering with agencies within the Department of the Interior. Thousands of datasets can be refined based on location, date of publication, agency, format, and topic. Science Base does not have a set update schedule, however scientists and research projects are always sharing new material as it becomes available.

Format and Retrieval

The data sets are provided in numerous formats available for viewing and download. Additional data format may be available and inquiries should be directed toward the agency, project, or principle investigator associated with each data set.

Related Partners

The BLM is responsible for carrying out a variety of programs for the management and conservation, of resources on 258 million surface acres, as well as 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate.
Most people know that the National Park Service cares for national parks, a network of nearly 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation. The treasures in this system -- the first of its kind in the world -- have been set aside by the American people to preserve, protect, and share, the legacies of this land.
The Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to manage and monitor the conservation of wildlife habitats throughout the United States. This includes the direct management of the National Wildlife Refuge System for the wellfare of all American people, and using social science in the decision making process and utilization of management plans.
The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.