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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Tue, 2016-09-13 19:12
The American Geophysical Union (AGU), along with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the Association for Women Geoscientists, the Earth Science Women's Network, and the American Geosciences Institute convened a workshop on September 9th, titled, "Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: A Call to Respond." This Journal of Geophysical Research Space Physics Editor-in-Chief's blog post outlines some of the resources available from AGU going forward. Previously AGU's President Margaret Leinen discussed the issue in the "From the Prow" blog, and topic in EOS shortly thereafter.  
Tue, 2016-09-13 18:41
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists publication, "The Leading Edge" published a story on this year's Earth Science Week. In it Earth Science Week Manager, Geoff Camphire explores what geoheritage is, and also has some pointers on how geoscienists can get involved in this year's celebration. 
Sun, 2016-09-11 20:30
The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology is a diverse organization of scientists, students, artists, preparators, advocates, writers and scholars across the globe, who are dedicated to the study, discovery, interpretation and preservation of vertebrate fossils.
Wed, 2016-09-07 21:58
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared a map of water resources in Oklahoma from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (@OKWaterBoard) http://bit.ly/2bIKFDO. If you liked this map make sure to check out the next Critical Issues Forum on the High Plains/Ogallala Aquifers on October 27-28 in Golden, CO. 
Wed, 2016-09-07 21:46
The American Geosciences Institute Workforce Program published Geoscience Currents #112 and #113. Currents #112 looked at the median salaries for geoscience-related occupations in 2015. The average median salary for geoscience-related occupations in 2015 was $83,737. Currents #113 showed estimations of the relative size of the geoscience workforce in various countries. PDFs downloads are available at the website. 
Wed, 2016-09-07 21:46
The American Geosciences Institute Workforce Program published Geoscience Currents #112 and #113. Currents #112 looked at the median salaries for geoscience-related occupations in 2015. The average median salary for geoscience-related occupations in 2015 was $83,737. Currents #113 showed estimations of the relative size of the geoscience workforce in various countries. PDFs downloads are available at the website. 
Wed, 2016-09-07 21:36
The Minerals Education Coalition, of the Society for Mining and Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (SME), has released an updated 2016 version of their iconic "Minerals Baby" which depicts how many minerals a human will use throughout their lifetime. The 2016 updated estimates an increase of more than 15,000 pounds per capita usage when compared with the previous year's statistics. The "Minerals Baby" was developed to demonstrate how important the minerals and mining industries are from K-12 educators to congressional committees. 
Wed, 2016-09-07 21:26
In the latest issue of "The Professional Geologist," the American Institute of Professional Geologists published a thoughtful article on roadblocks to communicating engineering geology. The story starts out with some classic engineering catastrophes that highlight the importance of ensuring thorough communication between scientists and engineers. The authors note many words throughout the sciences and engineering fields are the same but have a discipline-specific definition. They also go over certain measurements that may be reported differently in different fields. 
Wed, 2016-09-07 21:04
The Geological Society of London (GSL) announced that they have designated 2017 as "The Year of Risk," following two successful themed years. In addition to geohazards GSL will explore the increasingly complex risks associated with growing demand for resources like water, minerals and energy.  Multiple events will be hosted throughout the year that will involved scientists, policy makers, social scientists, economists, insurers, the media and modelers. They will celebrate the change-over from the 2016 theme, "The Year of Water" with their 2016 Bryan Lovell Meeting titled, "Water, Hazards and Risks."
Wed, 2016-09-07 13:55
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maureen Moses (mmoses@americangeosciences.org)   EARTH: Observers at the Edge of the Ice - Smaller, Cheaper Machines Can Safely Go Where Humans Can't   Alexandria, VA - In recent decades, satellites have given scientists the opportunity to study glaciers at an unprecedented scale, but there are still some glacial behaviors that glaciologists would like to understand better - for example, what happens where glaciers meet seawater. Unfortunately, this can be an expensive or even deadly proposition.    The leaps and bounds made in computing and engineering technologies have give rise to a new arsenal of tools that can be deployed remotely, record more data and nimbly move through terrains and locations deemed too risky for human explorers. The September issue of EARTH Magazine introduces readers to the newest technologies on the front lines of glacial research. Using instruments as varied as aerial drones, tricked-out kayaks or ping-pong-...

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