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Fact Sheet 2009–3069

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

By Leslie Holland-Bartels

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a bureau of the Department of the Interior (DOI), is the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and mapping agency. The bureau's science strategy "Facing Tomorrow's Challenges—U.S. Geological Survey Science in the Decade 2007-2017" describes the USGS vision for its science in six integrated areas of societal concern: Understanding Ecosystems and Predicting Ecosystem Change; Climate Variability and Change; Energy and Minerals; Hazards, Risk, and Resilience; Environment and Wildlife in Human Health; and Water Census of the United States.

USGS has three Regions that encompass nine geographic Areas. This fact sheet describes examples of USGS science conducted in coastal, nearshore terrestrial, and ocean environments in the Alaska Area.

For additional information contact:

U.S. Geological Survey
Western Region
Leslie Holland-Bartels, Alaska Executive
4210 University Drive
Anchorage, AK, 99508
http://alaska.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

Holland-Bartels, Leslie, 2009, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Western Region: Alaska, Coastal and Ocean Science: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3069, 4 p.



Contents

Alaska: Coastal Facts

Understanding Ecosystems and Predicting Change

Climate Variability and Change in Coastal and Marine Environments

Energy and Minerals

Natural Hazards

Role of the Environment in Human Health

Water Resources

Data Integration and Evolving Technologies

Making Alaska Coastal Information Available

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

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