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Fact Sheet 2009–3068

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

By Anne E. Kinsinger

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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.

For additional information contact:

U.S. Geological Survey
Western Region
Anne E. Kinsinger, Director
909 First Ave., Suite 704
Seattle, WA 98104
206-220-4578

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Suggested citation:

Kinsinger, A.E., 2009, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Western Region, Coastal and Ocean Science: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3068, 4 p.



Contents

Understanding Ecosystems and Predicting Change

Climate Variability and Change in Coastal and Ocean Environments

Energy and Minerals

Natural Hazards

Role of the Environment in Human Health

Water Resources

Data Integration and Evolving Technologies

Providing Science for State, Regional, National, and Global Issues

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

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