Policy & Critical Issues Blog

Stay up to date on issues at the intersection of geoscience and society with our Policy & Critical Issues blog posts from the AGI Geotimes blog.

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(2016-10-03)
Welcome to October! Here’s what’s new from the Critical Issues Program: •  The 2016 Critical Issues Forum is rapidly approaching. The roster of speakers is complete, the agenda is available online, and registration is now open....
 
Screenshot of the Marine Cadastre National Viewer. Image Credit: NOAA, BOEM
(2016-09-30)
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program’s workshop, “Opportunities and Needs in Integrated Water Prediction, Risk Assessment, and Management for Coastal Resilience,” concluded on September 28th, providing insights to coastal scientists and managers on how to better serve their communities. The second day built on themes discussed in earlier sessions, shifting the regional focus to the Great Lakes. Click “Read More” to see highlights from the second day:   •  The Ohio Sea Grant...
 
Screenshot of the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal map
(2016-09-29)
On September 27th and 28th, our Critical Issues intern attended a workshop hosted by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program: “Opportunities and Needs in Integrated Water Prediction, Risk Assessment, and Management for Coastal Resilience.” The first day focused on resilience issues along the Eastern seaboard. We have summarized highlights from the first day below:   •  “Today’s flood is...
 
Screenshot of tweet highlighting the MN Geological Survey interactive map of Minnesota bedrock geology. Image Credit: Minnesota Geological Survey
(2016-09-29)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of Minnesota's bedrock geology from the Minnesota Geological Survey, which you can find at http://bit.ly/1E3SYLw. You can find over 40 more resources on geoscience issues in Minnesota in our Critical Issues Research Database...
 
(2016-09-28)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared a map of geothermal power generation capacity in each U.S. state from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (@NREL), which you can find at http://bit.ly/1BnlUkJ. If you're interested in learning more about the cutting edge of geothermal...
 
Interactive map of California fault activity. Image Credit: California Geological Survey
(2016-09-27)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of fault activity in California from the California Geological Survey, which you can find at http://bit.ly/1MM9qFS. If you're interested in learning more about faults and earthquakes in California, you can find related reports, maps, and other...
 
Interactive map of Illinois water wells. Image Credit: Illinois State Geological Survey
(2016-09-26)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of water wells in Illinois from the Illinois State Geological Survey (@ILGeoSurvey), which you can find at http://bit.ly/1EE9HoT. If you're interested in learning more about groundwater resources, check out our...
 
Interactive map of Texas Gulf shoreline change rates. Image Credit: Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas
(2016-09-23)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of shoreline change rates along the Texas Gulf Coast from the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences (@txgeosciences), which you can find at...
 
Interactive map of the surface geology of Arkansas. Image Credit: Arkansas Geological Survey
(2016-09-22)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of surface geology from the Arkansas Geological Survey (@ARGeological), which you can find at http://bit.ly/1N8Pu4B . If you're interested in learning more about Arkansas geology, further...
 

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