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ABOUT AGI -- Founded in 1948, AGI serves its member societies and the geoscience community of more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth and environmental scientists. AGI provides information services, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public understanding of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment. The Institute, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, supports its programs and initiatives through sales of its publications and services, royalties, contracts, grants, contributions, and affiliated society dues.
AGI's staff of about 55 full- and part-time employees provides professional and information services related to government affairs; earth-science education, outreach, human resources, and scholarships; the bibliographic database, GeoRef, and its Document Delivery Service; and the monthly newsmagazine, EARTH, and other publications. A Member Society Council and an Executive Committee, elected by the Council, govern AGI. The Member Society Council meets twice a year in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Geological Society of America. The AGI Foundation, a Finance Committee, and advisory committees provide financial, policy, and program support to the Institute.
The logo for the American Geosciences Institute attempts to capture the full breadth of the geosciences while also conveying a sense of convergence to represent how the AGI federation brings all parts of the geosciences together. Each color represents a different part of the geosciences community: red is deep-earth geosciences, gold is crustal geoscience and surface processes, blue is for oceans, surface, and groundwater, green is for life. These colors form a horizon of the globe. The light blue is for atmospheric sciences, and black is for space and planetary sciences, which are part of the greater geoscience community represented by AGI through its Member Societies.
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