|The Western Geographic Science Center
conducts research to help communities make decisions about the interaction between people and their environment. We conduct geographic research on the environmental and societal consequences of a changing landscape.
Our projects analyze human / environmental interactions spatially and temporally. Our work is collaborative, involving many partners and linking many different natural science and social science disciplines. Our work is concentrated in the 9 states of the USGS Western Region and is conducted on local and regional scales.
Find out more about our science by following the links on the left.
USGS tsunami research highlighted in Oregon television episode:
Oregon Field Guide on Oregon Public Broadcasting is airing a segment focusing on the 50thanniversary of the 1964 Alaska tsunami that stuck the Oregon Coast. USGS research geographer Nathan Wood was interviewed as part of the production to discuss community vulnerability to tsunamis. For more information, contact Nathan Wood at email@example.com or 503-251-3291. Episode will be available at http://www.opb.org/television/programs/ofg/episodes/2513/.