Welcome to the New USGS.gov

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Our transitional site includes the new usgs.gov and more than 180 top-level pages (Mission Areas, Programs, Regions, our three new Science Center websites, Products, Connect, About, etc.). We will migrate more USGS websites into this new experience; check back often to see our progress.

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Welcome to the New USGS.GOV

Our new user experience makes world-class USGS science, data, information, and products more easily accessible, available, and usable.

 

Just the tip of the iceberg…

Our transitional site includes the new usgs.gov and more than 180 top-level pages (Mission Areas, Programs, Regions, our three new Science Center websites, Products, Connect, About, etc.). We will migrate more USGS websites into this new experience; check back often to see our progress.

 

Enhancements include:

  1. USER-CENTERED DESIGN

  2. IMPROVED FUNCTIONALITY   

  3. RESPONSIVE MOBILE-READY DESIGN     

  4. INTUITIVE NAVIGATION        

  5. FASTER, MORE ACCURATE SEARCH         

  6. ENHANCED SCIENCE-DRIVEN CONTENT         

  7. SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATION            

  8. NEW ANALYTICS PROCESS AND FEEDBACK TOOLS

 

User-centered Design

Behind the scenes, we’ve focused on visual design, usability, and information architecture so that we can provide you with the data and information you want when you want it.              

 

Improved Functionality           

Understanding our many users and what they need most motivated the new functionality. Consistent design, branding, and navigation come together to create the best possible experience.   

 

Responsive, Mobile-ready Design

More people than ever are using smartphones and tablets to surf the web. Whether you visit from a desktop or from your mobile browser, the new usgs.gov is designed to give you a clean, tailored experience.

 

Intuitive Navigation

By reducing clicks and increasing pathways to information, we’ve streamlined access to what matters most — our science, data, and information.

 

Faster, More Accurate Search

Getting you to what you want the first time is the ultimate goal. Our faster, more accurate search bridges the old and the new and puts the USGS at your fingertips.

 

Enhanced Science-driven Content

The brand new Science Explorer makes discovering USGS science easier (and more fun) than ever. Choose a topic — from biology and ecosystems to water — and see the full range of what we have to offer.     

 

Our First Three New Science Center Websites

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK) at https://www.usgs.gov/centers/norock

Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC) at https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wetland-and-aquatic-research-center-warc

Wisconsin Water Science Center at https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wisconsin-water-science-center

 

Social Media Integration

No matter where you are on the new usgs.gov, sharing to your favorite social media platforms is only a click away.

 

New Analytics Process and Feedback Tools

New analytics and feedback tools provide insight to help us continue improving.      

 

We are building this site for you. Let us know what you think.