Position Statements

Invitation to Comment

GSA members are invited to comment on the draft of a new position statement: Ethics of Responsible Geologic Fieldwork. The comment period runs through 15 Feb. 2022.

Latest Updates

GSA Council recently approved a major revision to the Water Resources position statement, now entitled Water Resources: Quantity. Minor revisions to three statements were also approved: Supporting Planetary Exploration, Teaching Evolution, and Rewarding Professional Contributions in the Public Spheres. GSA members are encouraged to use the statements as geoscience communication tools when interacting with policymakers, students, colleagues, and the general public.

Current Statements

Geoscience issues

PDF format HTML format U.S. Flood Risk Management

PDF format HTML format The Role of the Geoscientist in Assuring the Safety and Integrity of Infrastructure

PDF format HTML format Managing U.S. Coastal Hazards

PDF format HTML format Critical Mineral Resources

PDF format HTML format Geoheritage

PDF format HTML formatSupporting Planetary Exploration

PDF format HTML format Climate Change

PDF format HTML format Public Investment in Earth Science Research

PDF format HTML format Role of Government in Mineral and Energy Resources Research

PDF format HTML format The Value of Geologic Mapping

PDF format HTML format Integrating Geoscience with Sustainable Land-Use Management

PDF format HTML format Improving Natural Hazards Policies through Geoscience

PDF format HTML format Geosciences and Energy Policy

PDF format HTML format Monitor the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

PDF format HTML format Water Resources: Quantity

Education Issues

PDF format HTML format Expanding and Improving Geoscience in Higher Education

PDF format HTML format The Importance of Teaching Earth Science

PDF format HTML format Teaching Evolution

Data Issues

PDF format HTML format Geoscience Data Preservation

PDF format HTML format Data Access

Professional Issues

PDF format HTML format Diversity in the Geosciences Community

PDF format HTML format Promoting Earth Science Literacy for Public Decision Making

PDF format HTML format Freedom of Scientific Expression

PDF format HTML format Removing Barriers to Career Progression for Women in the Geosciences

PDF format HTML format Rewarding Professional Contributions in the Public Spheres

PDF format HTML format Visas for Foreign Scientists and Students

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