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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Wed, 2016-08-31 17:03
Earth Science Week's newest contest, the "One Shared Place" video contest has been extended. The new deadline is October 14th, 2016. Details about how to enter are available here. 
Wed, 2016-08-31 16:57
The 2016 Status of the Geoscience Workforce report is now available. Find out more information about the report findings in official press release. 
Wed, 2016-08-31 16:50
The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Summer 2016 issue of "New Mexico Earth Matters" is now available and features a story about the gemstones of New Mexico and the varying geological deposits they came from. Additionally they announced that the Association of American State Geologists and Geological Society of America Frye Award for Best Paper on Environmental Geology went to the Bureau's publication "Geology and Hydrology of Groundwater-Fed Springs and Wetlands in La Cienega, Santa Fe County, New Mexico." 
Wed, 2016-08-31 16:35
The North Dakota Geological Survey July 2016 issue of Geo News is now available. This month they explored the many paleontology exhibits that are available across the state of North Dakota which include a spectacular array of dinosaurs including triceratops, mosasaur, and fossils that harken back to present day North Dakota's swampy past. There is also a story on what a trace fossil is, how LiDAR is used in North Dakota, growth in consulting firms, and challenges posed by the Edinburg Moraine. 
Tue, 2016-08-30 16:22
'One Shared Place' Contest Deadline Extended FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Geoff Camphire (gac@americangeosciences.org) 8/30/2016   To ensure that all interested participants have time to produce the best contest entries they can, Earth Science Week's organizer is extending the deadline of its new "One Shared Place" contest to Friday, October 14, 2016. The contest is intended to promote understanding of the important role of the geosciences in everyone's life.   The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is inviting teams of educators and students each to submit a 30- to 90-second original video informing viewers about an outdoor place that is special in terms of "geoheritage" (natural features, settings, and resources formed over vast periods) and "geoscience" (the study of Earth systems).   Teams submitting entries are encouraged to focus on three key priorities: Make sure your entry discusses the Earth science that is central to the geoheritage of your "one...
Tue, 2016-08-30 15:59
The Paleontological Society will be offering a free short course on "Virtual Paleontology," Saturday, September 24th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, the weekend of the 2016 GSA Annual Meeting. It will cover how digial technology can be applied to paleontology, from 3D printing, to estimating body-mass of fossils. The event will begin at 9am. 
Tue, 2016-08-30 15:33
The Executive Director of American Society of Civil Engineers, the parent organization of the Geo-Institute, posted a dispach from Yellowstone National Park and reflected on the ways civil engineers helped shape it with roads, water systems, and hydroelectric systems among many others. Additionally, ASCE's Report Card for America's Infrastructure highlighted that in recent years over $12 billion has been deferred from park maintence. 
Tue, 2016-08-30 15:18
The American Association of Petroloeum Geologists announced a partnership with French company VWORLD. Through this they will launch the first interactive digital publishing medium, the Digital Immersive Geosciences (DIG) platform. The DIG platform will allow geoscientists to experience rocks, outcrops and geologic formations from anywhere on the planet. The DIG technology was conecptionalized by an ad hoc committee of experts, and the prototype was introduced at the 2015 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in Calgary. Demonstrations will be offered at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, and the full release of the DIG Program will be unveiled at the 2017 AAPG-ACE Centenial in Houston. 
Tue, 2016-08-30 13:40
The American Geophysical Union announced that the election period for new leadership is now open, and will remain open for 30 days. Those elected will still be in office during AGU's Centennial celebration in 2019. 
Mon, 2016-08-29 16:46
The 2016 AGI Status of the Geoscience Workforce Report: Positive Trends in a Hard Time FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Carolyn Wilson (cwilson@americangeosciences.org) 8/29/2016   Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) announces the publication of its 2016 Status of the Geoscience Workforce Report, its biennial comprehensive report on educational, employment, and economic indicators in the geosciences.   The status report integrates primary data collected by AGI along with data from federal agencies and geoscience societies to provide a view into the state of the geosciences.   Some of the more notable highlights from this year's 142-page report include: Even though experienced employment in the energy sector has been soft since 2014, both new graduates entering the energy sector and all geoscientists engaging in the environmental and engineering consulting industries have been seeing growth and robust activity, with now nearly 325,000...

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