Improving International Activities at USGS


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been involved in international activities throughout its history. An early example was helping to plan and design the Panama Canal.  A new report from the National Research Council, International Science in the National Interest at the U.S. Geological Survey, showcases the benefits of international activities to the USGS mission and U.S. national interests and examines ways to improve these activities over the next five to 10 years. 


Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 14.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 15.  To obtain an embargoed copy, contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail