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


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Events & Briefings

Check other tabs for Events & Briefings posted before 2020.

Posted 1/1/2020

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


Geosciences Supporting a Thriving Society in a Changing World
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and its federation of geoscience Member Societies, including GSA, have collaborated again to provide an overview of critical issues and policy recommendations for the next presidential administration, federal agencies, and the U.S. Congress.

Posted 10/2/2020

How is Congress dealing with COVID-19?
Congress has tried to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the research community with two pieces of legislation: The Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act and The Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act.

Posted 9/29/2020

Geothermal bills make progress through both chambers
Congress has recently been considering several bills related to the growing field of geothermal energy development and production.

Posted 4/21/2020

Testimony & Letters

GSA Thanks "Saving the Civil Service Act” Sponsors
GSA signed a letter thanking House members for introducing the “Saving the Civil Service Act” to reverse the “Executive Order on Creating Schedule F in the Excepted Service.”

Posted 11/13/2020

GSA Comments on Proposed Student Visa Rules
GSA asked that the proposed rule "Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media" be withdrawn.

Posted 10/21/2020

Letter to NSF
GSA signed a letter illustrating how societies can "work with the National Science Foundation to address and surmount the challenges that COVID-19 poses to the research enterprise."

Posted 10/2/2020