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AGI EARTH SCIENCE OUTREACH
ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Earth Science Outreach Advisory Committee assists AGI staff and provides guidance to help the Institute reach its objectives for increasing public awareness and understanding of the vital role the geosciences play in meeting society's needs, e.g., through basic and applied research that addresses development and use of Earth resources, mitigation of natural disasters, and stewardship of the environment. The committee provides reports of its activities and recommendations to the Executive Committee.

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Responsibilities

  • Assist the Outreach and Communications staff in developing and implementing plans for an effective outreach and communications program that furthers AGI's mission, goals, and objectives on behalf of the member societies and the geoscience community;
  • Identify opportunities among the member societies and within the geoscience community to increase the impact of current outreach activities and also develop new outreach projects through collaboration;
  • Provide guidance on further development of current outreach projects: Earth Science Week, the Earth Science World web site, Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science, and the
  • Environmental Awareness Series;
    Develop a strategic plan for sustaining support for an annual Earth Science Week;
  • Provide recommendations for and assist in the development of new outreach materials and projects;
  • Help develop effective means of maintaining communication with AGI member societies and of informing them regularly of AGI activities;
  • Assist in developing the means to communicate with other science organizations, with the general public, and with public policymakers in matters involving the earth sciences;
    Maintain liaison with other AGI advisory committees.

 

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