FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Last year produced many important developments in science policy at the federal level that will shape the work of geoscientists, and the applications of geoscience for society in the coming year, according to the 2018 Geoscience Policy Annual Review, published today by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI).
"2018 was an eventful year in federal geoscience policymaking. Natural hazards, energy and mineral resources, land and water, and STEM education and workforce issues were all the subject of significant debate and action," said Ben Mandler, the Program Supervisor for AGI's Geoscience Policy and Critical Issues programs. "This review summarizes the major developments in geoscience policy during 2018 and some implications for our science moving forward."
AGI encourages geoscientists to engage in the federal policy process as individuals or through their scientific or professional organizations, and it works closely with its member societies to ensure that the geosciences are strongly represented in the federal policy-making process. AGI's Geoscience Policy program tracks federal policies and publishes a Monthly Review highlighting key legislative and executive actions as they relate to the geosciences.
Read the Geoscience Policy Annual Review at https://www.americangeosciences.org/policy/annual-review. Sign up for the Monthly Review here.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 52 scientific and professional associations that represents more than a quarter-million geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides geoscientists with access to scholarly information, 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.
AGI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.
Joseph Lilek, Communications Manager