BESR Meeting

 

A special workshop on Landslides is being planned for early 2015, check back soon for details.

 

The spring meeting of the Board will be held in the April/May 2015 timeframe. 

 

 

Webinar: Unearthing Citizen Science

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern

 

Full information can be found here: http://dels.nas.edu/global/besr/BESR-Webinar 

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Board on Earth Sciences and Resources Autumn 2014 Meeting
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Keck Center | 500 5th Street NW | Room 101 | 12:00-16:45
"Landslides and landslide risk: What have we learned in the last decade?

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Presentations:

  • David Norman, Director and State Geologist, Washington Geological Survey
  • Karen Berry, Acting Director and State Geologist, Colorado Geological Survey
  • Joseph Gunset, General Counsel, Lloyd’s America
  • Jonathan Godt, Landslide Hazards Program Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey

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Board on Earth Sciences and Resources Spring 2014 Meeting
 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Keck Center | 500 5th Street NW | Room 101 | 09:30-16:15
“Our Changing Globe: The Challenges and Value of Monitoring Earth Processes”

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Presentations:

Keynote: Michael Steinberg, Senior Vice President for Special Initiatives AccuWeather, Inc.

 Panel 1: “The value of monitoring: What has been monitored and what are the success stories?”

 

Keynote: Tim Stryker, National Science Technology Council/Office of Science and Technology Policy

Panel 2: “How do we manage and use the data? Where are we headed?”

  • Charles Mandeville, U.S. Geological Survey with Tina Neal, U.S. Geological Survey (via WebEx)
  • Janis L. Dickinson, Cornell University Lab of Ornithology
  • John LaBrecque, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Peter Fox, Rensselaer Polytechnic University
  • Glen Mattioli, UNAVCO

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Meeting of the Committee on Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies
March 31, 2014 

Golden, Colorado | Colorado School of Mines
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Board on Earth Sciences and Resources 25th Anniversary Meeting: Examining Current and Future Earth Science Issues for the Nation 
November 18, 2013

National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418
Room 120

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Keynote Addresses:

Dr. William L. Fisher, Professor and Leonidas T. Barrow Chair, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and Acting NOAA Administrator (No slides)
Dr. Suzette Kimball, Acting Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Panel Discussion – Earth sciences and resources for the public good:

Dr. Suzette Kimball, Acting Director, U.S. Geological Survey
Dr. Wendy Harrison, Division Director, Earth Sciences, National Science Foundation 
Dr. John Labrecque, Lead, Earth Surface and Interior, Science Mission Directorate,   National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
Dr. Nick Woodward, Program Manager, Office of Science, Department of Energy

Afternoon Talks:
Dr. Thomas Jordan, Professor, University of Southern California | Director, Southern California Earthquake Center
Dr. Michael Goodchild, Professor emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Shaowen Wang, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Carlos Santamarina, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Wesley Patrick, Vice President, Southwest Research Institute
Dr. Jonathan Price, State Geologist emeritus, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Dr. Murray Hitzman, Fogarty Professor of Economic Geology, Colorado School of Mines
Dr. Susan Brantley, Professor, Pennsylvania State University

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Meeting of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources
May 7-8, 2013

The Keck Center
Room 101
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

"Effective Communication of Earth Science and Engineering Information"

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Panel 1—Perspectives from Capitol Hill 

Kathleen Benedetto—Legislative staff, House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources 
Patricia Beneke—Democratic Senior Counsel for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources 
Nicole Carter—Natural Resources Specialist, Congressional Research Service 
Peter Folger—Energy and Natural Resources Specialist, Congressional Research Service

 

Communicating Earth science at NASA—presentation 
Stephen Cole, Earth science lead for NASA’s Office of Communications

 

Panel discussion 2—Communicating with a diverse public 
Maeve Boland—Director of Geoscience Policy, American Geosciences Institute 
John Gibbons—Press Secretary for Science, Smithsonian Institution 
Brenda Pierce—Program Coordinator, Energy Resources Program, U.S. Geological Survey
Randy Showstack—Senior writer, Eos, American Geophysical Union 
Dan Vergano—Science and society writer, USA Today 
Kasey White—Geological Society of America Director for Geoscience Policy 


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Meeting of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources

The Keck Center 
Room 101
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC, 20001


NATIONAL WILDFIRE RESILIENCE

Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University --Between Two Fires: An American Story -Presentation


 I. How do we understand fire?

 

• Elizabeth Reinhardt, U.S. Forest Service—Overview of Wildland Fire Occurrence and Trends in the United States - Presentation

• Rod Linn, Los Alamos National Laboratory—Complexities of Wildfire Behavior

• John Cissel, Joint Fire Science Program— Wildfire Research Directions and Approaches: View from the Joint Fire Science Program - Presentation

 

II. How do we understand fire resilience in wildlands?

 

• Craig Allen, U.S. Geological Survey—Forests, Climate, and Wildfire

• Jacob Bendix, Syracuse University— Fire at the Biogeomorphic Interface: Complex Interactions in Watersheds - Presentation

 

III. How do we understand resilience in fire-prone communities?

• Sarah McCaffrey , U.S. Forest Service—Wildfire Resilience and Societal Dynamics - Presentation

• Stephen Quarles, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety—Vulnerabilities of and Mitigation Strategies for Buildings Subjected to Wildfire Exposures - Presentation

• Danny Lee, U.S. Forest Service—Using Science to Inform Policy: A Cohesive Strategy for Wildland Fire Management

 

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Meeting of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources

May 9, 2012  

 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Keck Center 
Washington, DC

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Contact Courtney Gibbs to register at cgibbs@nas.edu or (202)334-2744

 

May 8, 2012

6:30-7:30pm 
Keck Center Room 100


BESR-CER co-hosted lecture by Dr. Rusty Riese, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer
“Oil spills, ethics, and society:  How they intersect and where the responsibilities lie”

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Meeting of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources
in conjuction with the Geographical Sciences Committee
 

 October 5-6, 2011

Beckman Center
Huntington Room
Irvine, CA

Meeting will feature a roundtable on "Dam Removal, Reengineering And Repurposing For River Restoration"


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National Wildfire Resilience

Meeting of the

Board on Earth Sciences and Resources

National Research Council of the National Academies

The Keck Center

Room 101

500 Fifth Street NW

Washington, DC, 20001 

 

November 1, 2012


 

National Wildfire Resilience

Meeting of the

Board on Earth Sciences and Resources

National Research Council of the National Academies

The Keck Center

Room 101

500 Fifth Street NW

Washington, DC, 20001 

 

November 1, 2012