Webinar - Building the Modern World: Geoscience that Underlies our Economic Prosperity

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This webinar, also presented as a Congressional briefing on June 12th, brings together experts from industry, academia, and non-profits to discuss the geoscientific underpinnings of our economy and society.

Background

Geoscience information is integral to the strength and growth of communities and provides the resources for economic growth. All building materials, energy resources, construction projects, and hazard mitigation efforts are fundamentally based on geoscientific data and the geoscience workforce.

Speakers:

  • Emily W. Coyner, PG, Director of Environmental Policy, National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association
  • Brian K. Banks, PG, Principal, Schnabel Engineering
  • Austin Becker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Coastal Planning, Policy, and Design, University of Rhode Island

Key topics to be addressed:

  • The industrial materials and minerals used to construct buildings/infrastructure
  • The importance of readily available construction materials and the resulting demand for mines and quarries throughout the U.S.
  • How geoscience is used to determine whether or not sites are suitable for infrastructure development
  • How geoscience is used to help guide design and construction to enhance the quality of life, economic strength, and physical security of coastal areas

This webinar is co-sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the American Geophysical Union, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the Geological Society of America, the National Ground Water Association, the National Science Foundation, and the Soil Science Society of America

August 2nd, 2017 3:00 PM   through   4:00 PM
Webinar Event
Webinar Key 7948098361433103106

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