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Mon, 2016-10-31 15:14
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) blog, "The Bridge" on science policy shared an update on the GOES-R satellite which is set to be launched on November 16th. Of note to readers in this article is the controversy surrounding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) potentially auctioning off radio frequencies in nearby spectrums for commercial cellular use. This could interrupt communication of real-time data from the satellites to the end-user communities. The author notes that as the decision making process continues at the FCC, there should be additional opportunities to comment on this issue. 
Mon, 2016-10-31 15:14
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of water quality assessments in Tennessee from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (@TNEnvironment), which you can find at For more information on water quality, check out our Water Quality page.
Mon, 2016-10-31 02:00
On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy barreled across the shorelines of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, impacting lives across two dozen states that fell within its destructive path.
Fri, 2016-10-28 15:59
The 2016 Critical Issues Forum, Addressing Changes in Regional Groundwater Resources: Lessons from the High Plains Aquifer concluded today at the Colorado School of Mines Ben H. Parker Student Center. An initial summary of social media posts using #CIForum16 were compiled connecting people to various resources, but also communicate interesting questions raised at the event. A summary report will be available within the next year.  [<a href="//" target="_blank">View the story "AGI Critical Issues Forum 2016" on Storify</a>]
Thu, 2016-10-27 16:06
The International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) published their minutes from their first General Assembly held at the 35th International Geological Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. The General Assembly, which is composed of all IAPG Members, covered topics to help promote geoethics as a global community. They also discussed the possible establishment of an award, and a push towards the publication of the "Cape Town Statement of Geoethics." Additionally IAPG is seeking submissions to session EOS14 - Geoethics: ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, education, research and practice at the upcoming European Geophysical Union Meeting.   
Thu, 2016-10-27 15:53
The American Association of Geographers shared a survey that has been published by the the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (AC-ERE) is looking for your assistance. The AC-ERE was tasked to identify relevant key research and education challenges over the next decade. A basic questionnaire (6 questions) was developed and they are seeking community input, specifically from the environmental sciences sector. 
Thu, 2016-10-27 15:31
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced the winners of their Data Visualization Story Telling Contest. In addition to travel stipends, and complimentary meeting registrations, the winners will share their entries on the NASA Hyperwall at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting. Additionally, AGU announced the winners of their fall meeting travel grants. Congratulations to the successful participants. 
Tue, 2016-10-25 16:51
Following success in San Francisco, CA the American Association of Geographers announced it will again be offering childcare at its Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. CAMP AAG will host children ages 6 mos. to 13 years. Interested parents will be able to register their children either online in advance or during on-site registration. 
Tue, 2016-10-25 16:37
The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is accepting applications for the the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship. The $1500/year fellowship will expose early career aquatic scientists to all aspects of the publishing process. The fellow will work directly with the Editor-in-Chief and several of the Senior and Associate Editors in a new online-only open-access society publication from ASLO, Limnology & Oceanography Letters. Applications are due November 14, 2016. Raelyn Cole was the Managing Editor of ASLO’s flagship journal, L&O, from 1965 to 1996; and the fund in her honor was announced by ASLO in January. 
Tue, 2016-10-25 11:48
A recording of the most recent Heads and Chairs webinar from the American Geophysical Union and the American Geosciences Institute titled, "Advising Strategies for Improving Employment Placement of Your Students" is now online. Aaron Johnson, the new Executive Director of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, shared his experiences at Northwest Missouri State University and their strategies in advising that greatly improved the employability of their graduates and helped grow the department. The next webinar will be on November 11, 2016 and is on "Managing Alternative Program Formats within your Department."