As the first month of 2018 draws to a close, we thought it’d be a good time to look back over 2017 in the Critical Issues program. We would like to thank you for being part of the Critical Issues community this year, whether you were one of the 10,000+ people who watched a webinar live or on YouTube, gave us feedback to improve what we’re doing, or said hello on Twitter. We are always working on ways to bring you more useful, expert, impartial geoscience information or opportunities to discuss geoscience issues, and 2017 was our busiest year yet.
Linda Zellmer, Government Information and Data Services Librarian at Western Illinois University (WIU), was honored by the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) with the 2017 Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented at the society’s fall meeting, held in conjunction with the Seattle meeting of the Geological Society of America. It recognizes significant contributions to the field of geoscience information.
Resources for Future Generations (RFG2018) will be a global forum to explore the future of natural resources and the interplay among Earth, Energy, Minerals and Water — as well discussions on nontechnical themes such as Resources & Society and Education & Knowledge.
By now we hope you’ve heard about Resources for Future Generations 2018 (RFG2018), an innovative international conference we have partnered with that will explore important questions about creating a sustainable future for the extraction, use, and management of earth’s resources.