Science Policy

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Position Statements

Read GSA's position statements on geoscience, education, data, and professional issues.

Events & Briefings

New Year, New Congress! What You Need to Know about Getting Involved
Are you interested in learning how you can get more involved in the policy process? Join our upcoming webinar. Register now.

Posted 1/27/2021

Landslide Science: Nation Wide Risk Reduction Applications
The Congressional Hazards Caucus and Hazards Caucus Alliance are holding a congressional briefing on landslide risks and mitigation on Friday, 7 June 2019.

Posted 6/6/2019

Register by 29 April for the 25th Annual CNSF Exhibition & Reception taking place on Tuesday, 30 April 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Posted 3/26/2019


Times are Changing: How the New Biden Administration and 117th Congress are Addressing Climate Change
Since Inauguration Day on 20 January, 2021, the Biden Administration has focused on addressing the climate crisis.

Posted 2/22/2021

Energizing the Nation: The Energy Act of 2020 becomes Law
In December 2020, the 116th Congress successfully passed an omnibus package, including the first “major modernization of our nation’s energy policy in 13 years.”

Posted 2/22/2021

Sliding through Congress: The National Landslide Preparedness Act becomes Law
The National Landslide Preparedness Act became law in January, authorizing funds for a National Landslide Hazards Reduction Program and a national 3D elevation program.

Posted 1/13/2021

Testimony & Letters

Science Priorities for Transition Teams
GSA joined leading scientific societies and universities to make science policy recommendations to President-elect Biden and the transition team (read: NSF, DOE Office of Science, NASA ).

Posted 2/5/2021

Support for Research Relief
GSA signed a Coalition for National Science Funding letter asking congressional leadership to "include $3 billion in emergency relief for the National Science Foundation while providing relief to all federal science agencies."

Posted 2/2/2021

Scientific Societies Push for FY21 Funding
GSA signed letters asking Congress to provide meaningful increases for federal science agencies, including the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Office of Science, in the final fiscal year 2021 spending bills.

Posted 12/3/2020