Press Releases and News

Below are links to relevant AGI press releases and news items related to the Programs and Endowments of the American Geosciences Institute Foundation.

Register now for this upcoming Critical Issues webinar: This 1 hour AGI Critical Issues webinar will focus on U.S. and European Union (EU) efforts to gather information and develop tools that can be used to ensure a secure national and global supply of mineral resources; identify and quantify vulnerabilities in this supply; and stimulate national and international co-operation, education and outreach, and innovation in the development, recycling, and substitution of key mineral resources. The webinar will take place on January 26th at 11am EST.

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:00 EST


Register now for this upcoming Critical Issues Webinar: This 1 hour AGI Critical Issues webinar will introduce geologic mapping in the Great Lakes region, showcase projects from the Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition, and review planning decisions made based on their work. Speakers from the Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan State Geological Surveys will discuss case studies of recent and ongoing projects in their states where geologic maps inform major decisions and empower communities to protect their people, resources, and economies.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:30 EST

The High Plains/Ogallala Aquifer (HPA), which offers a compelling yet complex illustration of how geoscience vitally intersects society, is the subject of a new report from the American Geosciences Institute. This report outlines the findings of the 2016 Critical Issues Forum, which examined state approaches to the HPA's regional groundwater challenges.

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:30 EST

Register now for this webinar, hosted by AGI's Critical Issues Program, which will be held on August 2nd at 3pm EDT. This webinar, also presented as a Congressional briefing on June 12th, brings together experts from industry, academia, and non-profits to discuss the geoscientific underpinnings of our economy and society.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the American Geophysical Union, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the Geological Society of America, the National Ground Water Association, the National Science Foundation, and the Soil Science Society of America.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:34 EDT

Register now for this upcoming Critical Issues Webinar, that will be held on July 6th at 1:30pm EDT. This special one and a half hour webinar will focus on efforts to anticipate, mitigate, and respond to coastal storms, erosion, and associated hazards at the federal, state, and local level. Speakers from California, Texas, and Georgia will discuss the impacts of coastal storms and erosion, tools used for coastal hazard mitigation planning in their regions, and examples of community engagement and coordination.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 16:45 EDT

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