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USGS CMG "Project/Theme" Definition

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The project/theme is usually submitted by the chief scientist of the field activity through FACS. Project

  • It may be an informal title and not the official administrative project title.
      (e.g., "Coastal Classification Mapping Project",
      as opposed to the Basis+ database name of
      "Extreme-Storm Coastal Change Hazards: Near Real-Time Preditions of Hurricane Impacts (Task 20900J7.4.0 4)")

  • Slight variations often occur. When possible, a common project title is used.
      (e.g., "Coastal Erosion and Pollution in Low-Latitude Environments"
      and
      "Coastal Erosion and Pollution of Low-Latitude Coasts")

  • Historical activities may be clustered later into new themes under which they were not originally organized. (e.g., "Coastal Change Hazards")

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