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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, 2016-08-16 11:28
Only two months to go until Geologic Map Day 2016! Make sure to check out all the fun ways to celebrate Earth Science Week. Check out the AAPG-AGI "Visiting Geoscientists: An Outreach Guide for Geoscience Professionals" and brainstorm how you can share geoscience with your community. Don't forget to wear you "I'm a Geoscientist" pin, or t-shirt.   
Tue, 2016-08-16 10:56
AGI's Education Resources Network shared this hands-on activity for #GeoModelMonday. Find the model here: http://bit.ly/2aVKzs9  ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Tue, 2016-08-16 09:59
The AGI Workforce Program has published Geoscience Currents #111 - "Total Employment in the Geosciences, 2014." ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Tue, 2016-08-16 09:59
The AGI Workforce Program has published Geoscience Currents #111 - "Total Employment in the Geosciences, 2014." ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Mon, 2016-08-15 20:00
James Gaiser, SEG’s 2016 Distinguished Instructor, joins Andrew Geary to discuss his new book and course, 3C Seismic and VSP: Converted waves and vector wavefield applications. More info at seg.org/podcast. The SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) is an eight-hour, one-day course on a topic of current and widespread interest presented at locations throughout the world. With an emphasis on the unique aspects of vector wavefields, anisotropy, and the important relationships that unify S-waves and P-waves, the 2016 DISC presents an overview of 3C seismic theory and practical application: from fundamentals of PS-waves and vertical seismic profiles, through to acquisition and processing including interpretation techniques. “As a person who has published books, I am awed by the work the author has done to create this seminal publication.” Bob A. Hardage Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin • To register for the course,...
Mon, 2016-08-15 15:14
The American Geophysical Union's publication, EOS, reported that NOAA along with the National Marine Fisheries Service have launched a Water Column Sonar Data Archive at the National Centers for Environmental Information. The EOS story outlines usages and dataset parameters. These data are being made freely available  through a website. 
Mon, 2016-08-15 14:55
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Fri, 2016-08-12 14:15
Tune in to Science Friday TODAY at 3pmET to learn about the 20 Science Questions that have been presented to the 2016 Presidential candidates by ScienceDebate.  AGI, with 11 AGI member organizations and 44 other nonpartisan U.S. organizations, is calling on Presidential candidates to address 20 questions on the most important science, engineering, technology, health, and environment issues facing the next President.
Fri, 2016-08-12 12:43
The Geological Society of America is seeking out geoscientists or writers who will be blogging about their experiences at the GSA Annual Meeting this fall in Denver. You can have your blog added to the official #GSA2016 blog roll. This is a great opportunity to try your hand at science writing or reach a wider audience! 
Fri, 2016-08-12 12:25
The American Geophysical Union announced this week that it is launching a new open acces journal GeoHealth and will cover, "a wide variety of global and local issues including the impacts of climate change on human, agricultural, and ecosystem health, air and water pollution, environmental persistence of herbicides and pesticides, radiation and health, geomedicine, and the health effects of disasters." The founding Editor will be Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and former Director of the National Science Foundation. AGU is anticipating they first call for submissions will occur in the fall. Sign up to receive updates.   

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