Fact Sheet 2009–3059
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is committed to mapping, monitoring, and conducting research in the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent watersheds. Through a network of science centers in the five Gulf States and across the Nation, the USGS applies its biologic, geologic, geographic, and hydrologic expertise to provide unbiased scientific findings to decisionmakers, particularly members and supporters of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Gulf Alliance).
The overarching goal of USGS Gulf Coast activities is to provide the scientific information, knowledge, and tools required to facilitate management decisions that promote restoration, increase coastal resilience, and mitigate risks associated with both artificial and natural hazards.
First posted July 24, 2009
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Dausman, Alyssa, and Spear, Kate, 2009, The USGS and the Gulf of Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3059, 4 p. (Revised September 10, 2012).
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