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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) which is a scientific research institute underneath the United States Department of the Interior collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates geospatial data, information and knowledge to support and assist in solving problems, making informed decisions and protecting people, property and natural resources.

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The USGS also operates the National Wildlife Health Center, whose mission is "to serve the nation and its natural resources by providing sound science and technical support, and to disseminate information to promote science-based decisions affecting wildlife and ecosystem health. The NWHC provides information, technical assistance, research, education, and leadership on national and international wildlife health issues."

The HIF was given national responsibility for the design, testing, evaluation, repair, calibration, warehousing, and distribution of hydrologic instrumentation. Distribution is accomplished by direct sales and through a rental program. The HIF supports data collection activities through centralized warehouse and laboratory facilities. The HIF warehouse provides hydrologic instruments, equipment, and supplies for USGS as well as Other Federal Agencies (OFA) and USGS Cooperators. The HIF also tests, evaluates, repairs, calibrates, and develops hydrologic equipment and instruments. The HIF Hydraulic Laboratory facilities include a towing tank, jet tank, pipe flow facility, and tilting flume. In addition, the HIF provides training and technical support for the equipment it stocks. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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Landsat 9 is a partnership between the NASA and USGS and will continue the Landsat program’s critical role of repeat global observations for monitoring, understanding, and manag­ing Earth’s natural resources. Landsat helps people prepare for and respond to natural disasters such as landslides and wildfires, manage vital natural resources and understand the impacts of climate change. First light images are curated by NASA as part of the 100-day testing period after launch, before control of the satellite is handed over to the USGS in January 2022.

We are operating at maximum telework and continue to conduct the important work of the USGS, including maintaining mission essential and critical functions. We have implemented new safety and fieldwork processes to maintain social distancing to ensure the safety of our employees and communities while following all guidance from the White House, Department of the Interior, USGS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local authorities. (Source: www.usgs.gov)

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