exchange of information becomes more instantaneous, U.S. political, economic, and environmental interests are increasingly linked with those of the rest of the world. Multiple approaches are required to solve scientific problems domestically and abroad, and the USGS is in a position to address pertinent government priorities by working in coordination with other federal agencies and organizations and by applying scientific expertise to address pressing issues with an international dimension. Examination of the compelling international scientific opportunities that the USGS might pursue in the Earth sciences is thus timely and appropriate.

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