Tuesday, October 11, 2011

USGS Director lays out critical need for State Geological Surveys

Marcia McNutt, Director of the USGS, told the AASG mid-year meeting attendees that the USGS needs to weigh in on the unprecedented challenges facing state geological surveys. She specifically called out the threats to shut down the Louisiana Geological Survey, saying if there was any state that has the needs for dynamic geological survey, it's Louisiana. AASG is meeting at the GSA annual meeting in Minneapolis.

Marcia said she and her senior management team are working on a strong public statement about the role and and importance of State Geological Surveys.

[cross-posted at StateGeologists.blogspot.com]

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:16 PM

    Nice gesture. If the USGS ever faces serious budget cuts the state geological surveys will have an opportunity to help them out.