November 23, 2016

Breaking Down the 115th Congress – Part I of II

Breaking Down the 115th Congress – Part I of II

  Overview In the wake of the election there are many unknowns regarding how the 115th Congress (which begins in January 2017 with the newly elected members of Congress) will choose to legislate. What is known, apart from three Louisiana races and one in California, are the incoming congressmen and women. With the 2017 roster nearly set, Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have begun the process of …

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Breaking Down the 115th Congress – Part II of II

Breaking Down the 115th Congress – Part II of II

  Shake Ups There will be several notable absences in the next Congress; Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), who has been a resolute defender and vocal proponent of science, is retiring. Notably, she was the ranking member on the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Committee; she will be replaced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), who is the current ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Space, unsuccessfully …

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November 17, 2016

The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

During the long and challenging presidential campaign, discussions regarding science took a back seat. Though many are still processing the results of the election, we wanted to provide some insight into the question “What do the election results mean for science?” For answers, we are looking to President-elect Donald J. Trump’s comments and responses during the campaign. With few discussions of science, insights into Mr. Trump’s position and potential treatment …

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November 14, 2016

Oil & Gas Issues Explored Through a Collaborative Lens

A breakout group working at GPC.

In today’s complex world, the biggest science and policy issues require a new approach to thinking. Scientists, policymakers, industry leaders, and legislators can no longer operate within their own circles. Meaningful results come from these groups working together in a collaborative process. The inaugural GeoPolicy Connect was a targeted effort to do just that. The event brought together people from different sectors – business leaders, centennial state lawmakers, federally focused …

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November 9, 2016

STATEMENT ON THE 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

Capitol Image

This post originally appeared on the AGU blog From The Prow. The following statement is attributable to American Geophysical Union (AGU) Executive Director/CEO Christine McEntee. AGU represents more than 60,000 Earth and space scientists worldwide: “From the nation’s founding, science has been the backbone of America’s economy, security, and well-being, and the underpinning of our democracy. In the days and months ahead, AGU calls on our elected leaders to remember …

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October 31, 2016

As GOES-R launches into space, will its data make it back to Earth?

As GOES-R launches into space, will its data make it back to Earth?

The first in a new series of United States government weather satellites is scheduled to launch on 16 November. This satellite series is a substantial upgrade and will provide operational meteorologists a notable improvement in monitoring weather hazards as they evolve. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R) is a set of four satellites that will provide coverage over the Western Hemisphere for the next two decades. Compared to legacy …

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October 14, 2016

Crowdsourcing Geoscience: Transforming interest into data

Crowdsourcing Geoscience: Transforming interest into data

As part of Earth Science Week, we’ll be highlighting different leaders in the geosciences – from research to education and community outreach. We are posting Q&A’s on The Bridge asking geoscientists about the work they do. Today’s theme is Geologic Map Day and one of our featured AGU members is Sudhir Raj Shrestha. Sudhir works at Esri as a Solution Engineer. He has a MS in both Physical Land Resource and Soil Erosion …

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Mapping Earth’s History with an Eye on the Future

Mapping Earth's History with an Eye on the Future

As part of Earth Science Week, we’ll be highlighting different leaders in the geosciences – from research to education and community outreach. We are posting Q&A’s on The Bridge asking geoscientists about the work they do. Today’s theme is Geologic Map Day and one of our featured AGU members is Margaret E. Berry. Margaret works for the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) and helps to create maps that reveal our planet’s intricate layers. She is part …

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October 13, 2016

Bridging the Gap: Creating an inclusive world of geoscience learning

Bridging the Gap: Creating an inclusive world of geoscience learning

As part of Earth Science Week, we’ll be highlighting different leaders in the geosciences – from research to education and community outreach. We are posting Q&A’s on The Bridge asking geoscientists about the work they do. Today’s theme is Geoscience for Everyone Day and one of our featured AGU members is Dr. Christopher Atchison. Chris is an Assistant Professor of Geoscience Education at the University of Cincinnati, School of Education and Department of Geology. He …

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Looking Beyond Our Comfort Zone: Exploring the geosciences in new ways

Looking Beyond Our Comfort Zone: Exploring the geosciences in new ways

  As part of Earth Science Week, we’ll be highlighting different leaders in the geosciences – from research to education and community outreach. We are posting Q&A’s on The Bridge asking geoscientists about the work they do. Today’s theme is Geoscience for Everyone Day and one of our featured AGU members is Lisa White, Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Paleontology, University of California at Berkeley.  Lisa has a B.A. in Geology from …

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