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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Agenda: Free form discussion


  • Informal discussion about how to balance the resources needed for implementing the technology platform required to deliver a data service vs. the user research activities for optimizing the user interface/experience.
  • This is a very important question that touches on a variety of areas, including:
    • Team skillsets
    • Project management (e.g. goals and timeline)
    • Resource availability
    • Group/organizational culture
  • During the discussion, we briefly talked about how each of these areas can influence the balance.
  • It is a question that can be addressed further during one of the collaboration area's monthly calls.