Partners and Customers


The USGS Geomagnetism Program works with the international community through INTERMAGNET, a consortium dedicated to promoting the operation of modern geomagnetic observatories. USGS staff also regularly participate in meetings of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy. Long-term archives of USGS geomagnetic data are maintained by the World Data Center System.

IntermagnetInternational Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)World Data Center


The USGS Geomagnetism Program is a member of the National Space Weather Program, an initiative for promoting cooperation between agencies within the Federal Government concerned with space weather prediction and hazard mitigation. The USGS provides real-time magnetometer data to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center, the Air Force Weather Agency, and NASA. These data are used for real-time space-weather diagnostics and short-term prediction, services that are considered to be important for national defense.

National Space Weather Program (NSWP)National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States Air Force Weather AgencyNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Public-Private Partnerships

The Deadhorse observatory was built and is operated by Schlumberger with guidance from the USGS Geomagnetism Program according to INTERMAGNET standards. Data from this observatory are used to support directional drilling for oil on the north shore of Alaska.

Real-time data dissemination software used by the USGS Geomagnetism Program was developed in collaboration with the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program and Instrumental Software Technologies Inc (ISTI). The USGS Dst service was developed in collaboration with ISTI, with support from Space Enviornment Technologies (SET) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Schlumberger Instrumental Software Technologies, Inc (ISTI)United States Air Force Research Laboratory
Space Enviornment Technologies

Observatory Partners

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States Forest Service (USFS)University of Alaska GeophysicsNational Park Service (NPS)
National Atmospheric and Space Administration
United States Air ForceShumaginNational Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Preparatory Commission For The
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)