Mineral Resources Program Projects
The Mineral Resources Program, U.S. Geological Survey Energy and Minerals Science Strategy—A Resource Lifecycle Approach—Circular 1382-D outlines the long-term (greater than 5 years) goals of the Program. These long-term goals are designed to be ambitious but achievable, with metrics embedded so that progress can be readily measured. The Program strives for a balance between basic and applied research in order to provide world-class earth science research and data for policy and decision makers, land managers, other federal and state agencies, the mineral resources industries, foreign governments, nongovernmental organizations, academia, other scientists, and the public. Program funding is allocated for projects whose products further the stated Program goals.