Science Policy

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New and Updated Position Statements

GSA Council recently approved a new position statement, Responsible Geologic Fieldwork Practices, and revised four others.

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Check out our Member Policy Toolkit to find videos, articles, and other resources to help you engage with Congress.

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Solutions through Geoscience

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

Climate Change Solutions

Learn about this initiative and read the report

GeoHealth Solutions

Learn about this initiative and read the report


Events & Briefings

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

Geosciences Congressional Visits Day
GEO-CVD will take place 15–16 September 2022 in Washington, D.C. Apply to attend by 31 July!
Learn more and apply.

Posted 7/8/2022

Unpredictable & Dangerous: Lessons from the 2022 Tonga Eruption
Fri., 24 June 2022, 12–1 p.m. EDT
The Congressional Hazards Caucus and Hazards Caucus Alliance are hosting a webinar that will explain the science behind the Tonga eruption and discuss what lessons the research community has taken away that could help improve the U.S.’s disaster preparedness and response for future events. Learn more and register.

Posted 6/13/2022


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

Ocean, Hazards Bills Enacted into Law
In a flurry of activity just before the holidays, several science policy bills, mostly related to oceans and hazards, passed at the end of the 117th Congress and were signed into law.

Posted 2/17/2023

Testimony & Letters

Statements Supporting Science in FY24 Budget
Multiple coalitions supported by GSA — The Energy Sciences Coalition, Coalition for National Science Funding, and Task Force on American Innovation — issued statements on the FY24 budget.
Posted 3/20/2023

Support for NASA Funding
GSA signed a letter from the Coalition for Aerospace and Science asking NASA funding to be "no less than $25.97 billion" in fiscal year 2023.
Posted 1/25/2023

Final Push for FY2023 Scientific Funding
GSA signed letters from the Coalition for National Science Funding and Energy Sciences Coalition asking congressional leaders to finalize Fiscal Year 2023 funding for the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Office of Science.
Posted 11/3/2022