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The 3rd Annual NASL is just around the corner, June 4-8 in Roanoke, Virginia. The Technical Session program for the 3rd NASL is being finalized now! Plan on hearing from our exceptional keynote and invited speakers as well as a variety of speakers covering the themes of experience, knowledge and emerging technologies.
View the symposium schedule to take a look at the technical sessions planned.
When you register for the symposium, you will be able to choose a field trip to attend on Wednesday. Be sure to sign up today to secure a spot in your preferred trip. Register now! Don't forget to add a Short Course to your registration.
Also, if you have not yet made your hotel reservations, make sure to do so before Saturday, May 13, to receive the NASL group rate.
We look forward to seeing you in Roanoke!
Exhibiting and sponsoring at AEG's Annual Meeting is effective advertising that builds lasting recognition and good will for your company. We are expecting over 400 attendees at the 60th Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 10-16.
All sponsors and exhibitors receive these baseline benefits:
NEW ANNUAL MEETING EXHIBITOR/SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES
- Listing in program with abstracts handed out to attendees and emailed to our membership worldwide
- Listing on the AEG Annual Meeting website
- Ability to place your promotional materials in the attendee's registration packets.
- Your logo on signage at the Annual Meeting
AEG has created new Annual Meeting packages. All packages include the Annual Meeting Mobile App that gives our attendees instant and updated meeting information all at their fingertips.
Information includes schedules, exhibitor lists, sponsors, maps and all sorts of interactive and social features right on their phones and tablets! Communicating effectively with attendees is crucial to making our event a success and increases awareness of your company.
Learn all that exhibiting and sponsoring offers here.
We are flexible! Please contact AEG Meeting Manager Heather Clark at 303-518-0618 or via email.
The AEG K-12 Education Committee is in need of new committee members. Our first order of business is to re-establish the K-12 Earth Science Fair at the AEG Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs this year. It can be done, but we need your help!
A science fair allows students and parents a great opportunity to see the importance of our profession and introduce students to potential career opportunities. If you have some time to promote your profession, what better way than to inspire a child. The committee generally meets once a month by conference call to discuss activities, which may include small assignments.
The goal is to eventually have regional and chapter K-12 administrators that maximizes our reach to these eager minds. Please contact Ryan Fandray if you are interested.
Call for published papers for the XIII IAEG Congress/AEG Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Sept. 17-21, 2018, is now open.
If you prefer not to publish a paper, but instead prepare an abstract for an oral presentation or poster to be presented during the Congress, the call for abstracts for oral presentations and posters will be open Jan. 15 through April 1, 2018.
Authors must submit abstracts and papers online. The deadline for submission of published paper abstracts is June 30, 2017. Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by July 15, 2017. Final papers must be received by Sept. 30, 2017.
Submit your paper abstract here.
Note: Submission website is available in multiple languages, choose alternate language using box in upper right corner of page. Do not login with your AEG username and password.
Papers will be considered peer-reviewed papers (with two reviews) and published in the Congress proceedings.
For more information about the paper format and the technical program session topics, please visit the XIII IAEG Congress/AEG Annual Meeting website.
Hazards Caucus Alliance
On April 6, the Hazards Caucus Alliance held a Capitol Hill briefing titled "Watching the World — Saving Lives through Hazards Mapping and Monitoring." The briefing was a showcase for how geologic monitoring and mapping are used to prepare and protect communities from natural hazards like earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and landslides. AEG is a member of the Hazards Caucus Alliance.
The Hazards Caucus Alliance supports the Congressional Hazards Caucus, a bipartisan and bicameral Caucus focused on preparing for, mitigating against and responding to natural disasters and man-made hazards. The Caucus is co-chaired by Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington.
The event began with remarks from Sen. Murkowski commenting on the needs for robust monitoring, how Alaska has many natural hazards in one state, and her commitment to support hazards legislation. Ben Barasky, the legislative director for Rep. DelBene provided remarks on her behalf, commenting on the Oso landslide that impacted Washington and the congresswoman's subsequent landslide legislation. Kevin Gallagher, the associate director of Core Science Systems at the USGS, defined and explained how mapping saves lives and protects infrastructure, highlighting the USGS' use of geologic and topographic mapping to produce maps and other products.
Alaska State Seismologist Mike West addressed the value of geologic monitoring, not only for the immediate notification of impending hazards, but for the long-term knowledge gained from monitoring and the information used to create the maps that inform the public. Richard Ortt, director of the Maryland State Geological Survey, talked about how geo-information gained from mapping and monitoring becomes "geo-intelligence" that is used to guide a myriad of decisions at the state and local level.
The briefing presentations are now online. For more information on the briefing or the Hazards Caucus Alliance, contact Elizabeth Duffy
AEG St. Louis Chapter
The AEG St. Louis Chapter will offer a one-day drone workshop on Tuesday, June 6. The workshop will be held in the offices of Geotechnology, Inc., which are located at 11816 Lackland Road, Suite 150, in St. Louis.
This workshop will address the overall technical, legal and practical capabilities and limitations of drone use, especially as it applies to engineering, scientific, planning and response applications. It is invaluable for decision-makers considering drone technology. This workshop follows an overview agenda and is not meant to prepare participants for the FAR Part 107 exam.
The workshop will be taught by Dr. Damon Lercel, UAViation; Dr. Richard Steckel, UAViation; and Dr. Francisco Gomez, University of Missouri-Columbia. All are licensed and insured commercial drone operators. Drs. Lercel and Steckel also are approved FAA ground-school instructors. Dr. Gomez is experienced in research and practical applications of drone technology to geoscience in Missouri and several geologic research areas in the West.
The cost of the workshop is $150, which includes a box lunch. For more information or to register, please contact Damon Lercel (firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-484-6360) or Rich Steckel (email@example.com or 636-359-1954).
The Associated Press via Santa Fe New Mexican
As New Mexico's elected leaders wrangle over raising taxes to plug a budget shortfall, major multinational energy companies have quietly spent more than $13 billion in recent months on assets in the state's oil and gas hot spots.
The Northern China import price of 62 percent iron content ore plunged 5 percent on Tuesday to a six-month low of $61.50 per dry metric ton according to data supplied by The Steel Index. The price of the steelmaking raw material is now down by more than a third over just the last month.
Investors who took a hit last year when dozens of U.S. shale producers filed for bankruptcy are already making big new bets on the industry's resurgence. In the first quarter, private equity funds raised $19.8 billion for energy ventures — nearly three times the total in the same period last year, according to financial data provider Preqin.
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