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FGS Biennial Report

MISSION STATEMENT: Collect, interpret, maintain and distribute geologic information to benefit Florida. 

The Florida Geological Survey (FGS) collects, archives, interprets and distributes geologic information to benefit the environment and Florida’s communities. FGS uses geologic, hydrogeologic and related data as well as mapping and modeling to improve understanding of water and mineral resources, and geological hazards such as sinkholes.

Our geoscience products support initiatives related to water-resource conservation and management, improvement of the quality of natural resources and promotion of economic growth. The FGS is committed to continuously increasing the amount and quality of geoscience data and making it available to the public. Collaboration with local, state and federal agency partners ensures a robust and cost-efficient approach to addressing Florida's environmental concerns.


Leadership. Serve as an example of how to protect natural resources and economic vitality while adhering to the integrity of our shared vision.

IntegrityOperate ethically, honorably and respectfully.

AccountabilityAccept personal ownership for our actions and responsibilities.

CommunicationOperate transparently, sharing information frequently and honestly.

Innovation. Seek innovative ways to improve operations and scientific achievements.

Service. Serve Florida, its environment, the public, stakeholders and each other.

Last Modified:
December 20, 2023 - 9:55am

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