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USGS Information for Marine Planners and Resource Managers

As the Nation’s premier earth and biological science agency, USGS provides marine resource managers with data, models, and tools for use in planning and managing human activities in the ocean and along the coast.


Idealized hydrogeologic cross section showing submarine ground-water discharge. Conceptual diagram of physical and biological processes affecting coastal marshes. Conceptual model of elevation, tidal range, vegetation, and wildlife over the continuum of nearshore habitat. Sea-floor mapping technology at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center.

USGS scientific information answers fundamental questions for planning and managing human activities in the ocean and along the coast, such as: What are the locations of living, mineral, and energy resources? How are resource locations expected to change in the future? What are the structure, processes, and character of the earth under the sea? Which parts of the coastline are most vulnerable to storm or tsunami damage? What coastal processes protect human life and property?

USGS Ocean and Coastal Data
USGS Inland Data

Biodiversity Information Serving our Nation (BISON)

Water Data for the Nation

The National Map

USGS Science Data Catalog

USGS Earth Explorer

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The USGS Ocean Data Ambassador is the USGS point of contact for the ocean and coastal management community, providing information about data that are available from USGS and accepting requests for additional datasets.

 

 

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