New Live Webinar to Focus on Geoscience Applications to Environmental Remediation

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September 14, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - An upcoming webinar will tackle an important application of environmental geoscience: monitoring harmful chemicals that contaminate soil and groundwater. This webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, is presented as part of the growing Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI), a collaborative program between the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).
The focus of this webinar will be on how to map the distribution of chemical substances that have been released in soil and/or groundwater by using sensor data and analytical results. The presentation will be multidisciplinary and is aimed at teaching geoscientists involved in assessment and remediation work how to improve project outcomes. 
The course instructor, Roger Lamb, has more than 20 years of consulting experience in contaminated land assessment remediation and environmental hydrogeology. 
"Mr. Lamb brings extensive knowledge and experience in the area of site characterization and his expertise makes him an exceptional instructor for the live webinar participants," said Christopher Keane, AGI's Director of Communications & Technology. "Moving forward, we're very excited to convert the webinar into an asynchronous online GOLI course, providing a vetted professional development resource to even more geoscientists."  
Live webinars like this one are one of the most effective ways to capture the knowledge of professionals in the field, and are a pillar of GOLI's on-demand course offerings. Through this program, continuing education units (CEUs) can be earned by individuals who attend these webinar courses through the completion of the presentations and resulting discussions. Currently, all CEUs are granted by AIPG and nominal fees apply.
The next GOLI webinar, "Converting Membrane Interface Probe Sensor Results into Volatile Organic Chemical Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Distribution Information," will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:00pm EDT and will last two hours. For more information and to register, go to
To learn more about the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative, visit the GOLI home page, view our on-demand course library, or contact Heather Houlton at
About the American Geosciences Institute
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.
The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.