The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded Dewberry a potential five-year, $850 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure a wide range of products and services in support of the agency’s geospatial activities.
The company said Friday it will perform airborne lidar, interferometric synthetic aperture radar, geophysical surveys, elevation-derived hydrography and other support services required by USGS’ National Geospatial Program.
The contract also provides for high-resolution topographic product generation, ortho-imagery acquisition, cadastral surveying and photogrammetric mapping.
Dewberry’s hydrography models will support USGS’ National Hydrography Database, which depicts water flowlines and helps agencies estimate stream flow velocity and volumes. A recent task order directs Dewberry to provide updated hydrography for over 8,000 square miles in South Carolina and 29,000 square miles in northern Alaska.
The airborne geophysical surveys are meant to generate magnetic and radiometric data to support the agency’s Earth Mapping Resources Initiative. Fixed-wing and rotary aircraft will use towed array sensors to capture images of subsurface geologic structures.
The data can support mineral resource research, hazard assessments and geologic framework studies in the states of New Mexico, Kentucky, Illinois, Texas and Missouri.
The contract holds a one-year initial ordering period and four option years. It builds on a previous award that required products and services in support of USGS.