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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region: Coastal and Ocean Science

August 5, 2009

USGS Western Region Coastal and Ocean Science is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and integrates expertise from all USGS Disciplines, and ten of its major Science Centers, in Alaska, Hawai'i, California, Washington, and Oregon. The scientific talent, laboratories, and research vessels in the Western Region and across the Nation, strategically position the USGS to address broad geographic and oceanographic research topics. USGS information products inform resource managers and policy makers who must balance conservation mandates with increasing demands for resources that sustain the Nation's economy.

This fact sheet describes but a few examples of the breadth of USGS science conducted in coastal, nearshore, and ocean environments along our Nation's West Coast and Pacific Islands.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2009
Title U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region: Coastal and Ocean Science
DOI 10.3133/fs20093068
Authors Anne E. Kinsinger
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2009-3068
Index ID fs20093068
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Region