Although a great amount has been learned about the Earth, much more is yet to be discovered. Geoscience is everywhere. Geoscientists:
Study and help mitigate volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods, and landslides
Discover and help develop groundwater supplies, construction materials, mineral ores, and fossil fuels
Explore new ideas about the natural world from the core of the Earth, to the the depths of the oceans, to the outer reaches of space
Study physical and chemical processes in order to understand the origin and distribution of resources
Provide scientific counsel and advice on preserving the environment, improving ecologically damaged areas, and determining the environmental impact of land development
Work with people, data, information, ideas, and technology in the field and in the laboratory
For more information, see our Geosciences Career and Resources guide.