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GE, GP, ESP, USGS and OGI Joint Lecture: David Applegate, USGS Director
January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST
David Applegate, USGS Director
Joint Geology & Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Earth & Society Programs, USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center, Office of Global Initiatives Lecture
Friedhoff Hall 1&2/ Zoom, 4PM, Thursday, January 12, 2023
Science in Service to Society: The Evolving Role of the U.S. Geological Survey
Abstract: Since its founding, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been dedicated to delivering science to inform decisions on some of the most consequential issues facing our nation. That was the case in 1879 when the order of the day was to characterize the resources of an expanding nation. It is very much the case today when a growing population requires safe and abundant water resources, critical minerals for our energy future, healthy ecosystems that foster our quality of life and fulfill our stewardship responsibilities, and disaster-resilient communities prepared to thrive despite the natural hazards we face in a warming world. Relying on a talented, dedicated workforce and a wide array of partnerships, the USGS combines foundational mapping, monitoring, remote sensing, and sampling of our changing Earth systems with the technical expertise to analyze, model, and interpret these data. We seek to deliver real-time situational awareness, long-term assessments, and other scientific information in ways that are relevant, meaningful, and useful to those who need it most, when they need it most.
This lecture is scheduled in a hybrid format. If you would like to join the meeting please:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://mines.zoom.us/j/97138652271?pwd=U0ZTMHlzRjIydkJCd04ySURPTnhNdz09
The ESP Dean’s Seminar is scheduled at 4-5pm in Friedhoff Hall 1&2/ Zoom (hybrid format), and before and after the lecture there will be a reception from 3:30-4pm and from 5-5:30pm with appetizers and drinks.