USGS Florence Bascom Geoscience Center - Who we are

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The USGS Florence Bascom Geoscience Center (FBGC) is at the leading edge of scientific research addressing critical societal issues and providing unbiased data and information to decision makers and the public. This video highlights the scientists, staff, labs, and fieldwork conducted by the FBGC with the goal of providing unbiased scientific information to the public.

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Location Taken: Reston, VA, US

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Produced by: Content produced by 522 Productions under contract to the USGS FBGC.


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>> We look to the past for clues to not only the present, but also the future. 

>> Science is valuable because it's a way to explain what's happening around us.


>> Here in the Florence Bascom Geoscience Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, we produce maps and data that helps us understand the earth as a whole.

>> The Florence Bascom Geoscience Center is important because the scientists who work here take on some of the most important scientific questions of the day.

>> We're on the frontier of science. We're not just kind of replicating science.

>> Well, that's where the greatest potential for discovery is to learn about what we don't know.


>> Whether that's understanding the evolution of wetlands in the coastal plane or sea level rise.

>> This science center has real expertise in reconstructing past environmental changes.

>> Organizations refer to our science center because they know that we're going to be thorough.

>> Whether they're mappers, geologists, ecologists --

>> Working together gives us a much more rich understanding of the world and how it works.


>> The most rewarding part is just contributing to our knowledge base of how the earth system works.

>> We know that the data we're providing is being used.

>> For our life, our environment, and our future.

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