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The USGS Natural Hazards Mission Area (NHMA) develops and applies hazard science to help promote the safety, security, and economic well-being of the Nation. By working with partners, cooperators, and customers, NHMA delivers actionable assessments of natural hazards and risk and helps develop effective strategies to achieve resilient communities. 

History of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

The history of our team, its name, its location through the years.

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History of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

The history of our team, its name, its location through the years.

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What We Do at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Learn more about the science of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center.

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What We Do at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Learn more about the science of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center.

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Collaborative Science

These USGS Programs perform subduction zone research.

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Collaborative Science

These USGS Programs perform subduction zone research.

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Stakeholder and Science Needs

The USGS conducts collaborative stakeholder-driven science so communities can become more resilient to the impacts of...

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Stakeholder and Science Needs

The USGS conducts collaborative stakeholder-driven science so communities can become more resilient to the impacts of...

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Message from David Applegate, Associate Director for Natural Hazards Mission Area

Scientists and staff within the Natural Hazards Mission Area (NHMA) work within six science Programs: Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources, Earthquake Hazards, Geomagnetism, Global Seismographic Network, Landslide Hazards, and Volcano Hazards located at Science Centers across the nation to fulfill the agency’s mission for natural hazards science.  

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Message from David Applegate, Associate Director for Natural Hazards Mission Area

Scientists and staff within the Natural Hazards Mission Area (NHMA) work within six science Programs: Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources, Earthquake Hazards, Geomagnetism, Global Seismographic Network, Landslide Hazards, and Volcano Hazards located at Science Centers across the nation to fulfill the agency’s mission for natural hazards science.  

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What We Do

The mission of the USGS in natural hazards is to develop and apply hazard science to help promote the safety, security, and economic well-being of the Nation.

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What We Do

The mission of the USGS in natural hazards is to develop and apply hazard science to help promote the safety, security, and economic well-being of the Nation.

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