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Geoscience Policy Newsletter

Stay current with the latest developments in geoscience policy, including critical insights on legislative impacts to the NSF, USGS, and NOAA budgets, updates from the Geology and Public Policy Committee, and how you can engage with policymakers during the Geoscience Congressional Visit Days.

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New Report on Geo-Innovation

With the National Science Foundation, GSA gathered input to nurture geo-innovation and entrepreneurship focused on delivering tangible results for society and the economy.

Learn more and read the report

Solutions through Geoscience

GSA has partnered with NSF and the geoscience community to gather input and identify solutions to modern challenges.

Geo-Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Learn about this initiative and read the report

Climate Change Solutions

Learn about this initiative and read the report

GeoHealth Solutions

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Events & Briefings

USGS Coalition Reception
Wednesday, 13 September 2023 • 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the U.S. Geological Survey, the nation’s premier natural sciences agency which conducts vital biological, geological, geographic, and hydrologic research. Learn more.

Posted 8/24/2023

Geosciences Congressional Visits Day
GEO-CVD will take place 13–14 September in Washington, D.C. Apply to attend by 4 August!
Learn more and apply.

Posted 7/17/2023

Experience Capitol Hill
Join the Geoscience and Public Policy in Washington, D.C., field trip during the 2023 Joint Southeastern & Northeastern Section Meeting.
Learn more and register.

Posted 1/25/2023


Geoscience Policy Newsletter
This issue covers budget appropriations, the Geology and Public Policy Committee's October meeting, and legislation on mining reform, international travel, and earthquake hazard reduction.

Posted 1/1/2024

Engaging with Federal Agencies
Are you looking for more ways to put your geoscience expertise to use and engage with policymakers? You might already be familiar with GSA’s Congressional Visits Days, but there are also opportunities to make your voice heard in the Executive Branch of the U.S. government.

Posted 3/21/2023

A Framework for Federal Scientific Integrity Policy and Practice
The White House recently released a framework that provides resources for agencies to develop and improve scientific integrity policies, practices, and culture.

Posted 3/15/2023

Testimony & Letters

GSA co-signs impact statement on proposed DOE budget
GSA joined other organizations in the Energy Sciences Coalition in signing a letter to Congress, which detailed the negative impacts that the House's proposed flat funding for the DOE Office of Science in FY 2024 would have.
Posted 8/10/2023

Multi-society letter affirms commitment to DEI in STEM
GSA joined nearly 50 organizations to sign a statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (SFAI) v. President and Fellows of Harvard and SFAI v. University of North Carolina.
Posted 7/21/2023

GSA Comments on New NSF Directorate Priorities
GSA submitted input on priority areas for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP). 
Posted 7/10/2023