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AGI’s Geoscience Policy and Critical Issues programs support well-informed public policy and decision making by providing information and facilitating dialogue between the geoscience community and decision makers.

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Friday, January 26, 2018
No country in the world produces all of the mineral resources necessary for modern society. International trade plays a critical role in providing these raw materials, forming a global network of production, export, import, and use. This network...
AGI Geoscience Policy Annual Review 2017
Friday, January 12, 2018

The 2016 election brought a new President and a new Congress to Washington, D.C. in January 2017. Throughout the year, geoscience issues have been the focus of significant action by the President and members of Congress. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to bring you this summary of the major developments in federal geoscience policy during 2017.

How does geoscience affect your state? The AGI Geoscience Policy team created State Geoscience Information factsheets to inform geoscientists and decision makers on how geoscience impacts their state. These factsheets highlight geoscience areas...
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), in collaboration with many other geoscience societies, invites members of the geoscience community from across the nation to come to Washington D.C. for the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Days (Geo-...
Cover image of GWG 2017 Transition document; Image credit: American Geosciences Institute
Geoscientists gather and interpret data about the Earth and other planets, providing the data, tools, and expertise to help solve some of America’s greatest challenges. The policy proposals laid out in this document are centered around five high-...

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Policy & Critical Issues Staff

Maeve Boland
Director of Geoscience Policy

Cassaundra Rose
Critical Issues Program Manager

Anna Normand
Geoscience Policy Associate

Michelle Barreto
Geoscience Policy Associate

Ben Mandler
AGI/Schlumberger Fellow in Geoscience Communication

Cecilia Lopez-Gamundi
Geoscience Policy Intern

Abby Ackerman
Research Intern

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Geoscience Policy: govt@americangeosciences.org

Critical Issues: cipinfo@americangeosciences.org