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 disseminated. Speakers will address current protocols and future endeavors in data collection.
Robust data collections are vital for understanding and managing Earth’s natural resources and hazards:
- Earthquake data can help identify quake-prone areas and inform earthquake preparedness.
- Air quality data can reveal potential health risks and hazards from air pollution.
- Water quality data can capture noteworthy trends and changes in safety and accessibility.
Our speakers are:
- Virginia Burkett, Associate Director for Climate and Land Use Change, U.S. Geological Survey | Slides Video
- Katrin Hafner, Global Seismic Network Program Manager, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology | Slides Video
- Tim Dye, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Sonoma Technology, Inc. | Slides Video
- Mark Bennett, Director, USGS Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center | Slides Video
American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Geological Society of America, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, U.S. Geological Survey
Resources to learn more:
- View this webinar's Question & Answer session
- U.S. Geological Survey, Land Resources Mission Area website
- U.S. Geological Survey, Landsat archive
- U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
- U.S. Geological Survey, Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center
- NOAA, Sea Level Trend Data
- IRIS Data Archive
- US Array, Central and Eastern U.S. Network
- AirNow program
- Chesapeake Bay Nontidal Network Station data
- Facing Tomorrow's Challenges: U.S. Geological Survey Science in the Decade 2007-2017, USGS Circular 1309
- National Assessment of Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise: Preliminary Results for the U.S. Atlantic Coast, USGS Open-File Report 99-593
Search the Critical Issues Research Database for reports and factsheets about geoscience data.