Serving as an engine for innovation, the Center initiates new projects in response to emerging needs in the geosciences and society. It supports the development of projects that promote new ways of thinking and acting on geoscience knowledge, and bringing that knowledge to all members of our diverse society.
The Critical Issues program provides a portal to decision-relevant, impartial geoscience information. By aggregating material from multiple organizations in one place, the Critical Issues website makes it easier for users to find comprehensive information from across the geosciences. The Critical Issues website features easy-to-digest peer-reviewed summaries, answers to common questions, and links to more detailed resources.