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The USGS Science and Decisions Center (SDC) is a unique and small interdisciplinary center which conducts integrated physical, biological, socioeconomic, and information science, advances decision-analytic methods in the USGS, and investigates innovative data collection and analysis methods with a goal of increasing the use and value of USGS science in decision making.

SDC Science Themes

SDC Science Themes

Focus for research and applications in four science themes crosscutting USGS mission areas and regions. 

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SDC News & Highlights

SDC News & Highlights

Latest Science and Decisions Center highlights and activities.

 

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SDC Seminar Series

SDC Seminar Series

The Science and Decisions Center seminars highlights topics from guest speakers who share their work associated with SDC's four science themes. 

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Date published: October 22, 2020

SACNAS Virtual Presentation

Science and Decisions Center's Innovation Specialist, Sophia B. Liu, presents at Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). 

Date published: September 15, 2020

Floodplain Ecosystem Service Mapper Released

The Floodplain Ecosystem Service Mapper is a web application that displays field site data and lidar-derived floodplain and stream channel geomorphic metrics in the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds.

Date published: November 25, 2019

Employing an Ecosystem Services Framework to Deliver Decision Ready Science

In the November 25th issue of Advances in Ecological and Environmental Research, the Science and Decisions Center has an article entitled "Employing an Ecosystem Services Framework to Deliver Decision Ready Science". Written by Emily Pindilli, Dianna Hogan, and Zhiliang Zhu.