Policy & Critical Issues Webinars and Forum Videos

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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How the New Administration's Budget Impacts the Geosciences

Friday, May 12, 2017

Time: 1:00pm EST
Joint AGI/AGU webinar

Free

The AGU and AGI policy staff will discuss the details of the new administration's budget and what it means for the geosciences.

 

How the New Administration's Budget Impacts the Geosciences

State Responses to Induced Earthquakes

Friday, April 14, 2017

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.

Our speakers are:

  • Jeremy Boak, Ph.D., Director, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy,...
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State Responses: Patterns of Induced Seismicity in Central and Northwest Oklahoma

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Assessing, Mitigating, and Communicating Flood Risk

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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.

Our speakers are:

  • Marie Peppler, Federal Liaison and Flood Inundation Mapping Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey | ...
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Flood Risk: USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science

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How Elections Affect the Geosciences: Navigating New Leadership

Friday, September 30, 2016

Joint AGI/AGU webinar

What do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have to do with geoscience?  Believe it or not, elections—whether presidential or congressional—can have large implications for scientific research. Presidents set national priorities and policies, and Congress funds (or doesn’t fund) federal research often based on its own prerogatives and agenda. Join us for an informational webinar as we attempt to navigate the upcoming presidential transition during #election2016. The webinar will address...

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Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

AGI Policy & Critical Issues webinar

This webinar features experts from industry and academia, who will discuss current and potential future desalination technologies, desalination of seawater in coastal areas, desalination of salty groundwater in inland regions, and how these efforts are shaped by policy and community engagement.

Our speakers are:

  • Tzahi Cath, Ph.D., Ben L. Fryrear Professor, Department of Civil &...
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Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water: Desalination 101

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Data as a National Asset for Decision-Making

Monday, July 25, 2016

Advances in Earth Science Coalition briefing webinar

This webinar is based on a Congressional briefing organized by the Advances in Earth Science coalition (22 June 2016). The webinar features experts from industry, academia, and state and federal government agencies, who will discuss how Earth Science data is collected, used, and...

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AES: Data As A National Asset for Decision Making - Introduction

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Offshore Energy

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Advances in Earth Science Coalition briefing webinar

This webinar is based on a Congressional briefing organized by the Advances in Earth Science coalition (16 May 2016). The webinar brings together experts from academia and government to explain the scientific and engineering tools that enable production in challenging environments far from land or in miles-deep water. Speakers also address the environmental challenges of offshore energy production.

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Advances in Earth Science - Offshore Energy - Historical Perspective

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Underpinning Innovation: The Science and Supply of America's Critical Minerals and Materials

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mineral Science & Information Coalition briefing webinar

This webinar is based on a Congressional briefing organized by AGI on behalf of the Mineral Science & Information Coalition (3 March 2016). The webinar addresses the efforts being taken at the federal level to ensure a steady supply of critical minerals and materials.

Our speakers are:

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Underpinning Innovation: Critical Minerals in the Context of Global Mineral Resources

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Ocean Acidification Impacts on Fisheries

Friday, March 11, 2016

AGI Policy & Critical Issues webinar

This webinar addresses how geoscience helps us to understand ocean acidification, ocean acidification's impacts on marine life, and what states and municipalities can do to reduce the fishery-related economic impacts of ocean acidification. 

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Ocean Acidification Impacts on Fisheries: The geological record of ocean acidification

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Making Produced Water More Productive

Friday, December 11, 2015

AGI Policy & Critical Issues webinar

Geoscience is essential to our understanding and management of produced water, an inevitable by-product of oil and gas development. This Critical Issues webinar provides a scientific and regulatory background of produced water, how it is commonly disposed, what opportunities exist for the re-use of produced water, and what the environmental and regulatory challenges for re-using produced waters are.

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Making Produced Waters More Productive: Perspectives on produced water and saltwater disposal

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