The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Releases the 2016 Directory of Geoscience Departments

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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Releases the 2016 Directory of Geoscience Departments
Contact: Carolyn Wilson (
For Immediate Release
Alexandria , VA - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the 51st edition of The Directory of Geoscience Departments.
The Directory of Geoscience Departments is the premier guide to geoscience organizations worldwide and it is a vital resource for thousands of scientists, policymakers, publishers, students, and the general public to find various geoscience programs and connect with colleagues. The 51st Edition provides listings of nearly 2,000 university departments, museums, federal agencies, geological surveys, and research institutes. Contact information is provided as well as details on enrollments, faculty specialties and the date and source of faculty and staff's highest degree. 
For the 51st edition, departments were able to provide social media contacts and indicate whether they host a field camp. The field camp listings are categorized as either open enrollment to students outside the department or department only enrollment. Additionally there are two different faculty indexes that sort the department faculty by their specialization and alphabetically. AGI continues to include listings of U.S. and Canadian student theses and dissertations; this year presents those written in 2013 that have been reported to GeoRef Information Services. This edition also features a cleaner, more up-to-date listing of the international geoscience departments.
The new hardcopy edition is $39.95 ($32 for AGI member society members) and currently available:
ISBN: 978-0-913312-64-3.
The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.

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