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Responding to societal needs with 3D geology

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Geological Survey Organizations (GSOs) have been helping society face economic and environmental challenges for over 150 years. The technological transformation of geoscience is presenting new opportunities for GSOs, and the wider geoscience community, to respond to the societal challenges of our time, and lay the foundation for a sustainable future. Three- dimensional geological modelling is providing a valuable tool for informed decision making and risk reduction – from planning urban infrastructure, managing ground water resources, and sourcing renewable energy. To capitalize on this capability, new data infrastructures are required to share and integrate information across government and the private sector.

This two-part webinar will feature leaders in the field, presenting the latest developments, and will be of interest to students, academics, private sector practitioners, and other government agencies.

This webinar is sponsored by the World Community of Geological Surveys (WCOGS).

Part 1: Geological Survey Organizations support societal needs: 3D geoscience

November 17, 2020, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Eastern Time (ET)

Moderator: Harvey Thorleifson, Director, Minnesota Geological Survey

Program:

  • Past, Present, and Future of Geological Modeling of the Subsurface, Keith Turner, Colorado School of Mines, CO, USA
  • An overview of current 3D modelling at GSOs, Kelsey MacCormack, Alberta Geological Survey, AB, Canada
  • Data Requirements Beyond the GSO, Holger Kessler, Geospatial Commission, Cabinet Office, UK
  • Enabling Societal Access and Use of Geoscience Data, Michiel van der Meulen, TNO, NL

Question and Answer session followed by Wrap-up

Part 2: Geological Survey Organizations support societal needs: 21st Century Challenges

November 19, 2020, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Eastern Time (ET)

Moderators: Kelsey MacCormack (Alberta Geological Survey) and Katie Whitbread (British Geological Survey)

A panel discussion among experts regarding challenges in the 21st century.

Program:

  • Session Objective and panelist biographies
  • Panel subject background
  • Panel Discussion
    • Environmental Modelling, Edward Sudicky, Aquanty Inc, Waterloo, ON, CA
    • Data Requirements, Helen Reeves, Jacobs, Leeds, UK
    • 3D Methods and Visualization, Roland Baumberger, Swiss Geological Survey, CH
    • Urban Applications, Scott Kuykendall, McHenry County Department of Planning and Development, Woodstock, IL, USA
  • Questions and Wrap-up

AGI Announces Fall Webinar Series on America's Geoheritage

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Working with a coalition of organizations, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is encouraging educators and others to take part in the "America's Geoheritage II: Identifying, Developing, and Preserving America's Natural Legacy" Distinguished Speaker Webinar Series, debuting Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Discussion on COVID-19 Impacts to the Geoscience Enterprise: Geoscience Employers and Non-academic Professionals

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Join us for a discussion about impacts of COVID-19 to geoscience employers and non-academic professionals. This will be an open forum where AGI staff and webinar attendees share insights for how COVID-19 impacts are affecting geoscience businesses and employees. AGI staff will also highlight recent results from the ongoing study on this topic throughout this discussion.

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Discussion on COVID-19 Impacts to the Geoscience Enterprise: Academic Departments, Faculty, Students, and Post-docs

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Join us for a discussion about impacts of COVID-19 to geoscience academic departments, faculty, students and post-docs. This will be an open forum where AGI staff and webinar attendees share insights for how COVID-19 impacts are affecting departments, students, faculty, and post-docs. AGI staff will also highlight recent results from the ongoing study on this topic throughout this discussion.

Tools and Strategies for Finding Programmatic Strengths and Weaknesses

Friday, October 9, 2020

Are you looking for ways to improve your undergraduate geoscience program? What tools and strategies can you use to identify where your program is succeeding and where it needs your attention? At many institutions of higher education, program assessment and review is required, and can be seen as a chore or busywork. But the data that goes into a program assessment can give you insight into your students, highlight your strengths and successes, and help focus your efforts to improve. In this webinar, we will approach the idea of program assessment starting with skills and concepts that are important to the geosciences, and consider the ways you can make use of community resources in program assessments that both help strengthen your program and meet the requirements of your institution. This webinar is designed for any department chair, program director, assessment coordinator, or instructor who is interested in collecting and using data to guide decisions about program improvements.

The webinar panelists are:

  • Karen Viskupic, Research Faculty, Department of Geoscience, Boise State University and President of National Association of Geoscience Teachers
  • Anne Egger, Associate Professor, Geological Sciences and Science Education at Central Washington University and the Executive Director of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

The Geoscience Workforce: Current Trends and Impacts from COVID-19

Friday, September 18, 2020

A discussion about the current state of the geoscience workforce and what the most recent data is indicating about emerging trends in skills, employment, and investment in the geosciences. The discussion will also include a look at the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on geoscience workplace and instructional environments based on data from AGI's Geoscience COVID-19 Survey. This discussion will be led by AGI's Workforce Program.

This webinar will be broadcast with closed captioning in English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

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The Geoscience Workforce: Current Trends and Impacts from COVID-19

Federal Grant Proposal Writing 101 for Students

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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Federal Grant Proposal Writing 101: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

How Consulting Works

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Our course presenter is Dave Koger, owner of Koger Remote Sensing, who has over 30 years of consulting experience in the field of remote sensing and satellite imagery analysis with a focus on exploration photogeology for the oil and gas sector.

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CEU Credits

To earn CEU credits, please complete the associated on-demand GOLI course that was developed from this webinar with a grade of 70% or higher and then submit your application for CEUs. CEUs are awarded from the American Institute of Professional Geologists. To view the full list of on-demand GOLI courses, please browse the GOLI course catalog.

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Field Trips for All: Accessibility and Inclusivity for Students with Disabilities

Friday, April 24, 2020

Additional Resources

  • pdf download icon Download the slides from this presentation
  • International Association for Geoscience Diversity website
  • Atchison, C.L., Parker, W.G., Riggs, N.R., Semken, S., and Whitmeyer, S.J., (2019). Accessibility and inclusion in the field: A field guide for central Arizona and Petrified Forest National Park, In Pearthree, P.A., ed., GSA 2019 Phoenix Field Guides: Geological Society of America Field Guide 55, 1–23, DOI: 10.1130/2019.0055(02).
  • Atchison, C. L., Marshall, A.M, & and Collins, T., (2019). A multiple case study of inclusive learning communities enabling active participation in geoscience field courses for students with physical disabilities. Journal of Geoscience Ed. DOI: 10.1080/10899995.2019.1600962.
  • Carabajal, I.G., Marshall, A.M., & Atchison, C.L. (2017).  A synthesis of access and inclusion in geoscience education literature.  Journal of Geoscience Education, 65, 531-541. DOI: 10.5408/16-211.1.
  • Feig, A., Atchison, C.L., Stokes, A., & Gilley, B. (2019). Achieving inclusive field-based education: Results and recommendations from an accessible geoscience field trip. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 19(2), 66-87. DOI: 10.14434/josotl.v19i1.23455.
  • Gilley, B.H., Atchison, C.L., Feig, A. & Stokes, A. (2015).  Impact of inclusive field trips.  Nature Geoscience, 8, 579-580.  DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2500
  • Greene, S., Ashley, K., Dunne, E., Edgar, K., Giles, S., Hanson, E., (2020). Toilet stops in the field: An educational primer and recommended best practices for field-based teaching. DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/gnhj2
  • Hendricks, J.E., Atchison, C.L., & Feig, A.D. (2017). Effective use of personal assistants for students with disabilities: Lessons learned from the 2014 accessible geoscience field trip. Journal of Geoscience Education, 65(1), 72-80.  DOI: 10.5408/16-185.1.
  • Marshall, A & Thatcher, S., (2019). Creating Spaces for Geoscientists with Disabilities to Thrive. Eos, 100, DOI: 10.1029/2019EO136434.
  • Designing Remote Field Experiences webpage


     

 

Field Trips for All: Accessibility and Inclusivity for Students with Disabilities

Mapping Displacement and Subsidence with Time-series Radar

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Background

Two related developments have moved the use of radar imagery into the operational realm. The supply of available data has increased greatly, especially with the freely-available Sentinel-1 satellites. And the analysis algorithms are now tested and established, producing reliable and standardized Information Products. One application in particular has benefited greatly from these synergistic developments; centimeter-scale measurement of surface motion on a regional scale. The ability to produce time-series displacement maps with a high point density has revolutionized the monitoring, and mitigation, of subsidence due to subsurface extraction of resources such as water or hydrocarbons.

Our speakers are:

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Mapping Displacement and Subsidence: Displacement Mapping

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