* IGRF values as of 2015.
The Deadhorse magnetic observatory is the newest USGS observatory, with initial operational capability established in March 2010. This observatory is unique in that it is a public-private partnership between the USGS and Schlumberger. The observatory was constructed by Schlumberger in cooperation with the USGS under a technical assistance agreement. The observatory will be operated by Schlumberger personnel under USGS guidance and following Intermagnet standards. The observatory is important to the Geomagnetism Program because it expands the coverage of USGS observatories in the auroral zone and Alaska. The geomagnetic data produced by this observatory will fill a critical geographic gap in the collection of magnetic data, and the data will be made available to the general public and global scientific community.