Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS)

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    504 Rose Street, 228 Mining and Mineral Resources Building

    40506 Lexington

    United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

As the official geologic research organization for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, KGS is focused on research in earth resources and processes, public service, and the dissemination of data, knowledge, and experience to stakeholders in industry, government, educational institutions, and the general public. With 48 full-time staff, KGS is increasing knowledge and understanding of the mineral, energy and water resources, geologic hazards, and geology of Kentucky for the benefit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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