AIPG will be exhibiting at the GSA Regional Meetings. AIPG Headquarters is looking for volunteers to help staff our display booth. If you would like to volunteer, please email the AIPG Headquarters office at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the online Volunteer Sign Up app (links provided below).
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The American Geosciences Institute’s Critical Issues program (www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues) provides accessible, decision-relevant information on issues at the intersection of the geosciences and society. The program aims to support connections and communication between the geoscience community and decision makers. Although the program caters to decision makers at all levels, it particularly focuses on state and local decision makers because these stakeholders are commonly underserved by geoscience policy efforts.
The Arizona Geological Survey released an Arizona Geology e-NewMagazine article detailing AGI’s Critical Issues Program’s efforts to pioneer a new approach for sharing societally-relevant science with state and local decision makers. The project comprises a web-based platform of resources bringing the expertise of the geoscience community to decision makers.
The AIPG National Awards will be presented at the Awards Dinner on September 25th in Nashville, Tennessee at the Marriott Hotel during the AIPG Annual National Conference. The awardees are: Ben H. Parker Memorial Medal - Stephen Testa, CPG (CA); Martin Van Couvering Memorial Award - Mike Lawless, CPG (VA); John T. Galey, Sr., Public Memorial Service Award - Jonathan Arthur, MEM (FL); Award of Honorary Membership - Dennis McGrath, CPG, (NY); Section Leadership Awards: Jayne Englebert, CPG, (WI), Dawn Garcia, CPG, (AZ), Curtis Hudak, CPG, (MN), Ron Wallace, CPG, (GA), and Robert Zierenberg, MEM, (CA).
The ballot for the AIPG 2018 National Officers will be available electronically in May and the paper ballot will be included in the AIPG April/May/June issue of "The Professional Geologist" (TPG). The candidates are: 2018 President Elect - Todd McFarland, CPG (TN) and Keri Nutter, CPG (AK); 2018 Vice President - Jeff Frederick, CPG (N.E.) and Christine Lilek, CPG (WI), and 2018/2019 Secretary - Kevin Gooding, CPG (HI) and Anne Murray, CPG (FL).
PRESS RELEASE | 10 February 2017 | Brussels – The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) co-organised, from 9 to 10 February 2017, the conference "International cooperation on natural resources: geoscientists’ contribution to enhanced governance, policy making and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals". The event was held at the Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, a venue located only a few hundred meters away from the European Parliament, and was supported by a broad range of European and international organisations. Nearly 100 participants from across Europe and abroad attended the event whose international character was also displayed through a broad geographical representation on a programme conveying views from Europe, South Africa, the United States of America and Canada.
Geoscience Policy works with AGI member societies and policy makers to provide a focused voice for the shared interests of the geoscience profession in the federal policy process. Geoscience Policy tracks and analyzes policy issues; updates the geoscience community through news briefs that cover federal legislation, appropriations, and hearings; organizes meetings, briefings, testimony and written submissions on geoscience policy issues.
PRESS RELEASE | BRUSSELS | DECEMBER 2016 – In the framework of the first EU raw materials week, the INTRAW project consortium organised, on 30 November 2016, a scenario workshop in Brussels where three scenarios describing the world of raw materials in 2050 were discussed. Read more...
The EAGE/EFG photo contest is now open for entries! The theme of the Photo Contest 2017 is 'Geoscientists at work'.
We invite all EAGE members and members of EFG’s national associations to submit their photos relating to the following five sub-categories until 1 March 2017:
- Education & training
- Landscapes & environment
- Women Geoscientists
You can submit a photo by e-mailing it in the original form to email@example.com. Only original files without modifications will be accepted. You can submit a maximum of 2 photos in total.
The photos shall be copyright free and must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 2560 x 1920 pixels
- High resolution (300 dpi)
- Please include the following information:
o To which sub-category (see above) the photo belongs
o Date and place the photo was taken
- Each participant is invited to add 2-3 sentences describing the picture to explain exactly what his/her job is and what motivates him/her every day.
After the submission period all members will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the 12 best pictures online. Great prizes will be rewarded to the top 3 photographs that will be announced in October 2017.
More information: http://houseofgeoscience.org/photocontest
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AGI is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2017 is “Earth and Human Activity.” This year’s event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet’s natural systems and processes.
Earth Science Week 2017 learning resources and activities are engaging young people and others in exploring the relationship between human activity and the geosphere (earth), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (life). This year’s theme promotes public understanding and stewardship the planet, especially in terms of the ways people affect and are affected by these Earth systems.
Human activity has a huge impact on Earth, and the possibilities open to humanity are, in turn, shaped by Earth’s natural processes. The geosciences are essential for understanding how we can make the most of opportunities and manage challenges offered in areas such as energy, technology, climate change, the environment, natural disasters, industry, agriculture, recreation, and tourism.
To mark the occasion of the 20th annual Earth Science Week, celebrated October 8-14, 2017, AGI and key program partners are launching a slate of new initiatives, materials, and other offerings for participants throughout the year. Details will be announced in the coming months.
Reaching over 50 million people annually, Earth Science Week (http://www.earthsciweek.org) is led by AGI in cooperation with its sponsors and the geoscience community as a service to the public. Each October, community groups, educators, and interested citizens organize celebratory events offering unique and vital opportunities to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the Earth.
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An update to the EFG Code of Ethics (Regulation C1) was unanimously approved and agreed upon by the EFG Council at its 72nd meeting held in Brussels on 19 and 20 November 2016. This important update relates to the maintenance of a high level of professionalism in a working environment.
This is particularly pertinent as geoethics and professionalism are core objectives of the EFG. Through consultation with and much appreciated cooperation and contributions from Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG – International Association for Promoting Geoethics) and Jesús Martínez-Frías (IAGETH - International Association for Promoting Geoethics), the following addition has been made to the EFG’s Code of Ethics. Read more...
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PRESS RELEASE | BRUSSELS | DECEMBER 2016 – In the framework of the first EU raw materials week, the INTRAW project consortium organised, on 30 November 2016, a scenario workshop in Brussels where three scenarios describing the world of raw materials in 2050 were discussed.
The EU-funded INTRAW project was launched in early 2015 with the aim of mapping best practices and boosting cooperation opportunities related to raw materials between the EU and five technologically advanced non-EU countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa and the United States). Read more
PRESS RELEASE | BRUSSELS | OCTOBER 2016 – The experts involved in the EU?]funded INTRAW project gathered in Cornwall (UK) from 5 to 7 October 2016 for their second workshop in order to provide the project consortium with suggestions on how to enhance the European Union’ International Observatory for Raw Materials that will be launched by the end of the project’ lifetime. Read more