Collaborative Science for Priority Information Needs

Science Center Objects

One of the primary missions of the USGS is to address the science needs of Department of Interior bureaus, particularly those that manage natural resources and lands.  This mission is fulfilled through the research and other activities of USGS scientists but also specifically through three USGS nationally-funded programs listed below.

Return to Ecosystems

Each year, USGS scientists work with staff of other Department of Interior agencies to learn about their science information needs and how best to address those questions. On the pages below, we describe three specific programs that fund this collaborative work with the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

 

Natural Resources Preservation Program - a collaboration with the National Park Service

Science Support Program and Quick Response Program - a collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Outer Continental Shelf Program - a collaboration with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

U.S. Geological Survey Scientists presenting research on Barter Island, Alaska.

U.S. Geological Survey Scientists presenting research on Barter Island, Alaska.
(Credit: Taylor-Burns, Rae Monica, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.)