Geoscience in Your State: New York

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Cover of Geoscience Policy State Factsheet. Image credit: AGI

By the numbers: New York

  • 18,291 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
  • 890 million gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
  • $1.28 billion: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
  • 93 total disaster declarations, including 27 severe storm, 23 flood, and 19 snow disasters (1953-2017)6
  • $55.8 million: NSF GEO grants awarded in 2017...

Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in new york

New York Office of Emergency Management

The mission of the New York State Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is to protect the lives and property of the citizens of New York State from threats posed by natural or man-made events. To fulfill this mission, OEM coordinates emergency management services with other federal and State agencies to support county and local governments.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1, 1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment.

New York State Geological Survey
The mission of the NYSGS is to conduct geologic research, evaluate mineral resources and geologic hazards of the State of New York, and make the data and advice derived from that research available to State agencies, the educational community, and the public for the health, safety, and economic welfare of the citizens of the State.

Case Studies & Factsheets

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Cover of Geoscience Policy State Factsheet. Image credit: AGI

By the numbers: New York 18,291 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1 890 million gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3 $1.28 billion: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174 93 total disaster declarations, including 27 severe storm, 23 flood, and 19 snow disasters (1953-2017...

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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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Background In areas prone to winter precipitation, transportation infrastructure must be able to quickly respond to snow and ice on roadways. Ice removal is a vital service in these communities. Deicing chemicals melt ice by lowering the temperature at which it melts. They can also prevent new ice...

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...