APPENDIX BAcronyms and Abbreviations


AGU

American Geophysical Union


BRD

Biological Resources Division


CINDI

Center for Integration of Natural Disaster Information

CMGP

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program


DDT

dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane

DOI

U.S. Department of the Interior


EEZ

Exclusive Economic Zone

EFH

Essential Fish Habitat

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


FEMA

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

FUMAGES

The Future of Marine Geology and Geophysics

FWS

Fish and Wildlife Service


GD

USGS Geologic Division

GEOMAR

Forschungszentrum fuer Marine Geowissenschaften

GHASTLI

Gas Hydrate and Sediment Test Laboratory Instrument

GIS

Geographic Information System


HAPC

Habitat Area of Particular Concern


IOS

Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, United Kingdom


JOIDES

Joint Oceanographic Institute for Deep Earth Sampling


MBARI

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

MMS

Minerals Management Service

MSFCMA

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act



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Science for Decisionmaking: Coastal and Marine Geology at the U.S. Geological Survey APPENDIX BAcronyms and Abbreviations AGU American Geophysical Union BRD Biological Resources Division CINDI Center for Integration of Natural Disaster Information CMGP USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program DDT dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane DOI U.S. Department of the Interior EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone EFH Essential Fish Habitat EIS Environmental Impact Statement EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FEMA U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency FUMAGES The Future of Marine Geology and Geophysics FWS Fish and Wildlife Service GD USGS Geologic Division GEOMAR Forschungszentrum fuer Marine Geowissenschaften GHASTLI Gas Hydrate and Sediment Test Laboratory Instrument GIS Geographic Information System HAPC Habitat Area of Particular Concern IOS Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, United Kingdom JOIDES Joint Oceanographic Institute for Deep Earth Sampling MBARI Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute MMS Minerals Management Service MSFCMA Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

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Science for Decisionmaking: Coastal and Marine Geology at the U.S. Geological Survey MWRA Massachusetts Water Resources Authority NAS National Academy of Sciences NASA U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCGMP National Cooperative Geological Mapping Program NGDC National Geophysical Data Center NGOs Nongovernmental Organizations NMFS NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service NMSD NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries Division NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOPP National Oceanographic Partnership Program NOS NOAA National Ocean Service NPS National Park Service NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NURP NOAA National Undersea Research Program NWS National Weather Service ODGS Ohio Division of Geologic Survey ODNR Ohio Department of Natural Resources ODP Ocean Drilling Program OMB Office of Management and Budget ONR Office of Naval Research OSB Ocean Studies Board OSDs On-Site Disposal Systems PAC Program Advisory Council PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls PI Principal Investigator ROVs Remotely Operated Vehicles SEABOSS SEAbed Observation Sampling System SATRATAFORM The Origin of Marine Stratification SWASH Surveying Wide Area Shorelines USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USGS U.S. Geological Survey