By the numbers: Maryland
- 8,416 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
- 295 million gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
- $379 million: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
- 32 total disaster declarations, including 9 flood, 8 hurricane, and 7 snow disasters (1953-2017)6
- $204 million: NSF GEO grants awarded in 201714...
Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in maryland
The Department of Natural Resources leads Maryland in securing a sustainable future for our environment, society, and economy by preserving, protecting, restoring, and enhancing the State’s natural resources.
The mission of the Maryland Department of the Environment is to protect and restore the environment for the health and well-being of all Marylanders.
The mission of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency is to ensure that Maryland families, communities, and key stakeholders are provided the tools they need to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from the consequences of emergency and disaster events
The Maryland Geological Survey's mission is primarily scientific-investigative, with authorization to conduct topographic, geologic, hydrographic, and geophysical surveys; to prepare topographic, geologic, and other types of maps to meet specific needs; to prepare reports on the extent and character of the geology, minerals, and water resources of the State; and to engage in, sponsor, and coordinate archeological research in Maryland.