The State Geologists annual meeting got underway yesterday in Deadwood, South Dakota, with committee meetings and kickoff icebreaker. The formal program started this morning with a keynote from Elizabeth Eide, from the National Research Council. She described the challenges of mission realities, quoting Mick Jagger, "you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find you get what you need."
AZGS is holding the annual meeting of the State Geothermal Data project that we are managing, in conjunction with the AASG meeting, since 44 of the state surveys are project partners. We have numerous presentations and breakout sessions spread through the next three days on completing the last year of the DOE-project and developing a sustainability plan following that.