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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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We provide decision-relevant, impartial geoscience information that is rich with links to credible and impartial sources.

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Critical Needs Document
2017 Transition Document
Maps & Visualizations
Policy Publications
Research Database

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Friday, April 14, 2017
AGI Policy & Critical Issues webinar Time: 2:00 pm ET Register for this free webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/374147695553277441 This webinar features experts from state government in Oklahoma, Texas, and Ohio, who will discuss...
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-...
The White House
March 16, 2017 Today, President Trump released his FY 2018 budget request outlining funding priorities and top-line spending levels for federal agencies. The request decreases Federal research agencies’ funding. The total proposed discretionary...
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Internships & Fellowships

Policy & Critical Issues Staff

Maeve Boland
Director of Geoscience Policy

Cassaundra Rose
Critical Issues Program Manager

Danielle Woodring
Geoscience Policy Associate

Ben Mandler
AGI/Schlumberger Fellow in Geoscience Communication

Leila M. Gonzales
Senior Researcher

Jeremiah Bernau
Geoscience Policy Intern

General Inquiries

Geoscience Policy: govt@americangeosciences.org

Critical Issues: cipinfo@americangeosciences.org