Geotimes

Geotimes is a free electronic newsfeed for the geoscience community. The American Geosciences Institute coordinates and edits Geotimes, but it is the result of contributed materials from societies, geoscience organizations and others in the community. Do you have a geoscience blog or newsfeed with an RSS feed? It may be a good fit for Geotimes. To learn more about RSS or to submit information to Geotimes by email, please contact Joe Lilek at geotimes@americangeosciences.org. Events can also be listed on the AGI Geoscience Calendar.

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Fri, 2018-05-25 08:43
AGU is committed to safeguarding our members’ and users’ privacy and safety, and to updating our privacy policies and processes to keep pace with emerging best practice and the evolving body of law concerning privacy. The latest update to AGU policy is reflected in our Master Privacy Policy, which now includes a section concerning our commitment to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European Union (EU) law on data protection and privacy that primarily concerns the personal data of individuals within the EU. A related section concerning data retention has also been added to the policy, and the Governing Law section has been updated. Fortunately for AGU, the Privacy Task Force that was responsible for developing the Master Privacy Policy, which was enacted in 2016, and for introducing the Privacy Guidelines Principles and Practices, anticipated the direction of the GDPR requirements. The policy’s section on Access to and Ability to Correct Data, as well as the...
Thu, 2018-05-24 17:05
Un recente studio ha messo in luce un’anomalia gravimetrica a partire da pochi mesi prima del terremoto di magnitudo 9 di Tohoku.
Thu, 2018-05-24 16:16
Dr. Sean Plasynski, Acting Director at NETL, shares how winter morning bus rides shaped his STEM career.
Thu, 2018-05-24 09:27
Denis-Didier Rousseau, Fall Meeting Program Chair Before you know it the 2018 Fall Meeting, the world’s largest Earth and Space scientists, will be here! Excitement about the meeting is apparent as more than 1300 session proposals have already been submitted for consideration and the Fall Meeting program committee is working hard to propose the best scientific program out of them. If you are one of those who submitted a session proposal, we are grateful for your commitment to share your scientific interests with your colleagues and more broadly help illustrate the larger story of “What Science Stands For.” As session proponents receive confirmation of their session proposals with additional guidance in the coming weeks, there are two important elements that the Fall Meeting Program Committee and AGU are recommending as they prepare the upcoming call for abstracts and that we want to share with AGU members. Overall, in 2018, there is a crucial need to build up and strengthen the next...
Mon, 2018-05-21 17:56
Thirty geoscientist-coders swarmed into Salt Lake City this past weekend to hack at Church & State, a co-working space in a converted church. There, we spent two days appealing to the almighty power of machine learning.Nine teams worked on the usual rich variety of projects around the theme. Projects included AIs that pick unconformities, natural language processing to describe stratigraphy, and designing an open data platform in service of machine learning. I'll do a run-down of the projects soon, but if you can't wait until then for my summary, you can watch the demos here; the first presentation starts at the 38 minute mark of the video. And you can check out some pictures from the event...
Mon, 2018-05-21 13:33
New global effort will make sure nuclear has a seat at the table during discussions about innovation and future advanced clean energy systems.
Mon, 2018-05-21 13:10
Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette on how carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) can help foster a global clean energy economy.
Thu, 2018-05-17 17:05
Today's eruption at Kilauea was the most explosive event since increased activity began on May 3.
Thu, 2018-05-17 13:00
Using the unparalleled sharpness and ultraviolet observational capabilities of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has created the most comprehensive high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the local Universe. The catalogue contains about 8000 clusters and 39 million hot blue stars.
Thu, 2018-05-17 02:00
New fissures opened up on Hawaii's Big Island in early May 2018, spouting lava that destroyed homes in the Leilani Estates neighborhood.

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