The Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, generally known as “The Sinkhole Conference,” is the longest-running international conference of its type. Since 1984, engineers, geologists, hydrologists, land managers, biologists, and many others have gathered at these meetings to exchange cutting-edge information on karst and its many benefits and challenges. The Sinkhole Conference is managed by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute and this next conference is jointly organized with the Karst Waters Institute.
The new AGU Voices for Science program has been designed give AGU members with an interest in science policy or communications the unique opportunity to hone their skills while working directly with AGU staff to regularly conduct outreach in their own communities. Throughout the year you will receive personalized support, plus AGU will bring you to Washington, D.C. twice: for an in-depth training workshop in April, and for targeted events at Fall Meeting 2018. Learn more and apply today at https://sharingscience.agu.org/voices-for-science.
Mark your calendars! The 52nd annual meeting of the Association of Earth Science Editors will take place in Niagara Falls, New York, September 26 to 29, 2018. We hope you’ll join us for what promises to a great meeting, in a spectacular setting.
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.
With more than 24,000 anticipated attendees, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting represents the largest confluence of earth and space scientists in the world. As in years past, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) will have a strong presence at the Fall Meeting, driving conversation on topics related to the geoscience workforce and the importance of geoscience information to research and decision-making.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is excited to welcome Sarah K. Fortner, Ph.D., from the Geological Society of America (GSA) and Wittenberg University as its second Member Society Scholar-in-Residence. As a Scholar-in-Residence, Fortner will support informed decision-making by connecting geoscience practitioners and students with local decision-makers.
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has joined the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) as the AGI Federation's 52nd Member Society. The admission of AMS to the AGI Federation was formally approved by the AGI Member Society Council on October 23, 2017, at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle.