Policy & Critical Issues Webinars and Forum Videos

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The Policy & Critical Issues programs host webinars on a variety of topics that bring geoscientists and decision makers together to discuss potential solutions to challenges at the interface of geoscience and society.

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Thomas Fire, Ventura, CA, Los Padres National Forest, 2017; Image Credit: USFS / Photo by Kari Greer CC BY 2.0
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

This Critical Issues webinar explores recent trends in wildfires and changes in contributing factors / drivers of these hazards and features case studies of wildfire policy and management strategies in the western and southern United States.

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Friday, January 26, 2018 11:00 AM EST (4:00 PM UTC) | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

This webinar focuses on U.S. and European Union (EU) efforts to gather information and develop tools that can be used to ensure a secure national and global supply of mineral resources; identify and quantify vulnerabilities in this supply; and stimulate national and international co-operation, education and outreach, and innovation in the development, recycling, and substitution of key mineral resources.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 1:30 PM EST | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

This AGI Critical Issues webinar will introduce geologic mapping in the Great Lakes region, showcase projects from the Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition, and review planning decisions made based on their work. Speakers from the Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan State Geological Surveys will discuss case studies of recent and ongoing projects in their states where geologic maps inform major decisions and empower communities to protect their people, resources, and economies.  

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 3:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Series: Geoscience and the Economy briefing webinar

This free webinar, also presented as a Congressional briefing on June 12th, brings together experts from industry, academia, and non-profits to discuss the geoscientific underpinnings of our economy and society.

Large storm waves crashing on the rocks near Santa Cruz, California
Thursday, July 6, 2017 1:30 PM EDT | 1 hour 30 mins
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

This AGI Critical Issues webinar will focus on efforts to anticipate, mitigate, and respond to coastal storms, erosion, and associated hazards at the federal, state, and local level.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 | 49 mins
Series: Joint AGI/AGU webinar
AGU and AGI policy staff discuss the details of the new administration's budget and what it means for the geosciences.
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Friday, April 14, 2017 | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

This webinar features experts from state government in Oklahoma, Texas, and Ohio, who will discuss the range of state-level actions and approaches taken by these three oil- and gas-rich states to monitor and reduce the occurrence of induced earthquakes.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

This webinar features experts from federal and state government, who will discuss recent and ongoing activities coordinated at national and local levels to assess, mitigate, and communicate flood risk.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Series: AGI Critical Issues Forum Videos

The 2016 Critical Issues Forum was a 1-½ day meeting covering multiple aspects of groundwater depletion in the High Plains.

U.S. Capitol
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 54 mins
Series: Joint AGI/AGU Webinar
The webinar addresses how presidential administrations and Congress have shaped the geosciences in the past and how they will continue to do so in the future.

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