Confluence Retirement

Due to the feedback from stakeholders and our commitment to not adversely impact USGS science activities that Confluence supports, we are extending the migration deadline to January 2023.

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is targeted for retirement. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
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Background Information

The following texts describe some of the recent science planning efforts happening in the USGS.

Grand Challenges for Integrated USGS Science: A Workshop Report

  • The workshop report is available to CDI Members. Please login to download the report. If you would like to become a member of CDI, please email

Integrated Science Capacity (text from Kevin T. Gallagher)

In 2018 USGS will begin efforts to design and pilot an integrated scientific capacity to deliver powerful new products and services that provide: 1) vulnerability detection and assessment, 2) prediction and forecasting, 3) early warning , and 4) decision support at the scale of decisions.  Examples of what could be achieved include:  Seasonal to real-time warnings of: biological threats such as disease, invasive species, or harmful algal blooms; natural hazards, such as earthquakes, landslides and volcanic eruptions; impacts of both sudden and long-term coastal change on public safety, infrastructure and economies, and lands, waters and natural resources; health threats; or and water availability or quality prediction and forecasting.  This integrated capacity will span scientific boundaries and disciplines, and require investments in data integration, high performance computing, modeling, analytics, visualization and decision support tools.

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