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Tue, 2016-09-20 15:59
The Seismological Society of America (SSA), with the Consortium of Strong Motion Observations Systems (COSMOS) and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), are seeking nominations for the Bruce Bolt Medal. Members of COSMOS, EERI and SSA are encouraged to submit nomination packages for this distinguished award. The deadline for nominations is October 31st, 2016. 
Tue, 2016-09-20 15:49
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of geothermal resources and infrastructure from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, which you can find at If you're interested in geothermal energy, check out our Geothermal Energy Basics.
Tue, 2016-09-20 15:37
The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is hosting an open call for synthesis proposals that runs through October 25th, 2016. DCO will consider a variety of synthesis and integration activities, but they must combine data and knowledge from within communities or across different disciplines to advance understanding of deep carbon in Earth. Proposals can request up to $50,000 for projects beginning March 1, 2017. 
Tue, 2016-09-20 15:23
The American Society of Civil Engineers, which houses AGI Member Organization the Geo-Institute celebrated the passage of bill S.2848, the "Water Resources Development Act of 2016" in the Senate. In the statement they noted that several programs championed by ASCE such as a dam rehabilitation program housed in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) were included. 
Mon, 2016-09-19 15:23
The deadline for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers next webinar on, "The Importance of Diversity and Equity in Supporting the Whole Student" is Tuesday, September 20th. 
Mon, 2016-09-19 15:19
The Paleontological Society announced a campaign happening at GSA later this week. Keep an eye out for geoscientists wearing a Mary Anning button, to learn more about issues facing women in paleontology. 
Mon, 2016-09-19 15:15
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists announced that there is free access to their Technical Program Expanded Abstracts until November 30th, 2016.  
Mon, 2016-09-19 15:10
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists published an article in their LEARN! Blog with Jason Pederson of Space City Drones. In it he gives an overview of growth in drone uses, the current regulatory environment for drones, and suggestions about which drones may work best for applications in the geosciences. 
Mon, 2016-09-19 13:19
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared a map of U.S. coastal and marine geoscience features from the Marine Cadastre (@MarineCadastre), a joint program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (@NOAA) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (@BOEM_DOI), which you can find at If you're interested in coastal geoscience issues, check out our FAQ. Also, register for tomorrow's webinar, Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water.
Fri, 2016-09-16 14:38
Register today for the 2016 Critical Issues Forum on Addressing Changes in Regional Groundwater Resources: Lessons from the High Plains Aquifer, which will be held October 27-28, 2016 in Golden, Colorado. Members of AGI member organizations receive a discount on full priced registration. Book your accommodations by September 30 and register by October 15 for lower rates.     Multiple aspects of groundwater use, depletion, and management in High Plains Aquifer states (Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming) will be covered by experts from the geoscience, economics, and policy sectors. The meeting includes abundant time for participant discussion and break-out sessions to identify lessons learned and best practices from the High Plains Aquifer experience.   The Forum is organized by the American Geosciences Institute and will be hosted by the Payne Institute for Earth Resources at the Colorado School of Mines campus...