The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) presented the 2004 John Wesley Powell Award to governmental, educational and organizational partners who have worked with the USGS to strengthen The National Map, to teach the importance of remote sensing data, to communicate USGS science, and to provide information to water managers about floods. The USGS recognized the four recipients at its annual awards ceremony in Reston, Va., Oct. 19.
“I commend all of the 2004 John Wesley Powell Award recipients for their achievements in furthering the mission of the U.S. Geological Survey,” said USGS Director Charles G. Groat. “Through partnerships with State and local government, educational institutions, the media, and industry, USGS can better serve the Nation.”
The John Wesley Powell Award recognizes an individual or group, not employed by the USGS, whose contributions to the agency’s objectives and mission are noteworthy. John Wesley Powell, the second director of the USGS, was a distinguished scientist responsible for setting the high standards that govern the USGS today.
Four categories of the award include: State and Local Government; Educational Institution; Private Citizens/Groups/Organizations; and Industry.