The USGS Office of International Programs helps facilitate and coordinate USGS science with diverse partners, including other federal agencies, international institutions, and foreign governments. USGS international activities support U.S. foreign policy and science diplomacy, and improve characterization and management of ecosystems and natural resources worldwide.
Science for a Changing World
Because geology, environmental hazards, natural resources, and effects of climate change ignore ethnic and geopolitical boundaries, USGS offers science to inform decision makers and the public, and to foster collaboration and trust in addressing issues of interest to all.
The U.S. Geological Survey Office of International Programs is dedicated to high quality, timely, scientific study that is international in scope and that focuses on the USGS Science Strategy's goals. USGS/OIP helps facilitate and coordinate USGS science with diverse partners, whether they be U.S. Federal agencies or foreign governments, concerned about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the integrity of ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. For more about the benefits provided by USGS/OIP, read how USGS accomplishes the international mission.
Over the coming decades, profound environmental and societal trends will challenge governments, administrators, and societies with increasingly complex policy decisions. Preparing for these changes will require reliable data and information that are inherently global in nature and need international collaboration in order to make scientific progress. To address these needs, USGS/OIP has historically engaged in countries and regions where the geopolitical landscape is challenging, bringing capacities such as Earth system modeling, operational forecasts, emerging technologies, advanced observing and sensing systems, and state-of-the-art information-management systems to provide proactive and on-demand integrated, dynamic, and responsive information.
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