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Data as a National Asset for Decision-Making

Monday, July 25, 2016


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:

Webinar Co-Sponsors:

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:

Search the Geological Surveys Database for reports and factsheets about geoscience data.


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

US Historical Geoscience Enrollment

US college and university geoscience program enrollments have been consistently tracked since 1955.  Over this time, the number of programs has expanded substantially and enrollments have varied widely.  The overall driver of enrollments through the history has been the price of petroleum, though the dependency on that factor is not as strong as it was in the 1980's and earlier.

U.S. Historical Geoscience Enrollment


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