USGS provides essential information on a wide range of natural hazards
to enhance preparedness, response and resilience.
Public health problems are a growing concern worldwide
USGS science plays a significant role in understanding these and other interactions to support a strong and healthy society.
USGS science plays a unique role in matters of national security.
Expertise includes monitoring minerals critical for national defense and our economy and more.
USGS is dedicated to research that supports a thriving nation
by identifying risks from natural hazards, investigating water and food availability and quality, and evaluating the health of valuable ecosystems
Science for a Changing World
USGS scientists use innovative, state-of-the-art methods to understand the Earth. Our science is used by Federal, Tribal, State, and local agencies to solve increasingly complex problems facing resource managers. This site explores real-life examples of USGS science applied to societal challenges