Appendix E

USGS Vision and Mission Statements

VISION

The USGS is an earth-science organization that is recognized worldwide as scientifically credible, objective and demonstrably relevant to societal needs.

MISSION

The leadership of USGS in earth-science research and data collection provides the nation with reliable and impartial information needed to describe and understand the Earth, now and in the future. Our information supports decisions that will:

  • mitigate losses resulting from natural disasters;

  • help manage the nation's water, energy, and mineral resources;

  • enhance and protect the quality of the environment; and

  • contribute to the nation's economic and physical development;

thereby improving the safety, health, and well-being of the people.



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Mineral Resources and Society: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resource Surveys Program Plan Appendix E USGS Vision and Mission Statements VISION The USGS is an earth-science organization that is recognized worldwide as scientifically credible, objective and demonstrably relevant to societal needs. MISSION The leadership of USGS in earth-science research and data collection provides the nation with reliable and impartial information needed to describe and understand the Earth, now and in the future. Our information supports decisions that will: mitigate losses resulting from natural disasters; help manage the nation's water, energy, and mineral resources; enhance and protect the quality of the environment; and contribute to the nation's economic and physical development; thereby improving the safety, health, and well-being of the people.

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