GEO - Budget
FY 2013 Budget Request for the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
is $906.44 million, an increase of $21.17 million, or 2.4 percent,
over the FY 2012 estimated budget of $885.27 million.
GEO supports basic research that advances the frontiers of knowledge
and drives technological innovation while improving our understanding
of the many processes that affect the global environment. These
processes include the role of the atmosphere and oceans in climate,
the planetary water cycle, and cean acidification. Support is provided
for interdisciplinary studies that contribute directly to national
research priorities such as: understanding, adapting to, and mitigating
the impacts of global change; developing and deploying integrated
ocean observing capabilities to support ecosystem-based
management; and understanding future availability of fresh water.
Lives are saved and property is preserved through better prediction
and understanding of natural environmental hazards such as earthquakes,
tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, drought, and solar storms. Basic
research supported by GEO enables preparation for and subsequent
mitigation of, or adaptation to, the effects of these and other
disruptive natural events.
GEO provides about 55 percent of the federal funding for basic research
in the geosciences at academic institutions.
Information on the FY 2013 Geosciences Budget Request (Adobe
T. Killeen, AD-GEO, FY 2013
GEO Budget Rollout Presentation (Adobe Acrobat file)