Monday, June 30, 2008

Managing and delivering information

Ian Jackson, Operations Director of the British Geological Survey, told the AASG annual meeting yesterday that BGS dedicates 1/3 of their budget to managing and delivering information. It’s the direction most of us are moving but in a piecemeal fashion.

Britain recognizes its future lies in the knowledge environment. That’s the same direction Arizona is heading. Governor Napolitano’s Innovation Arizona initiative, the creation of Science Foundation Arizona, and other investments in science and technology are bold steps on the national scene.

AZGS is driving hard into this field with our leading role in building the national geoscience data network (GIN) in partnership with the global consortium, OneGeology, being led by the BGS.

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