Geoscience in Your State: Connecticut

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Cover of Geoscience Policy State Factsheet. Image credit: AGI

By the numbers: Connecticut

  • 3,358 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
  • 128 million gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
  • $183 million: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
  • 31 total disaster declarations, including 10 hurricane, 8 snow, and 8 severe storm disasters (1953-2017)⁶
  • $6.61 million: NSF GEO grants awarded in 201714...

Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in connecticut

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. DEEP includes many bureaus that deal with air quality, water protection, land reuse, natural resources, energy, and many other areas.

Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

The Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is the state agency that coordinates emergency preparedness, training, response, recovery, and mitigation services in Connecticut to protect the State from natural and manmade hazards.

Connecticut Geological Survey

The Geological and Natural History Survey (CGNHS)  is responsible for coordination and implementation of statewide natural resource data collection inventories in the following areas: surficial and bedrock geology, land cover, remote sensing; inventories of fauna and flora, including endangered species; and the development and operation of resource oriented data base management system.

Case Studies & Factsheets

Cover of Geoscience Policy State Factsheet. Image credit: AGI

By the numbers: Connecticut 3,358 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1 128 million gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3 $183 million: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174 31 total disaster declarations, including 10 hurricane, 8 snow, and 8 severe storm disasters (1953-...

Cover of AGI Factsheet 2018-004 - Present Day Climate Change

Climate Science 101 Climate is the average of weather conditions over several decades.1,2 Geoscientists monitor modern climate conditions (1880 A.D. to present) in part by taking direct measurements of weather data (i.e., air temperature, rainfall and snowfall, wind speed, cloudiness, and so on)...

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Introduction Dry wells improve stormwater drainage and aquifer recharge by providing a fast, direct route for rainwater to drain deep into underlying sediment and rock. Dry wells are most common in the western U.S. where clay or caliche layers slow down the natural drainage of water into underlying...

GOLI Online Courses

GOLI Course: Ocean Acidification Impacts on Fisheries; Image credit: NOAA
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As the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased over recent history, so has the acidity of oceans worldwide. The changing acidity of the ocean has many ecological and economic impacts, one of the most serious being its effects on marine life and fisheries. The impact of ocean...