Committee on Earth Resources



The Committee on Earth Resources serves as the focal point within the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources for activities relevant to mineral and energy resources. The committee is responsible for organizing and overseeing studies on issues relevant to the supply, delivery, and associated impacts of hydrocarbon, metallic, and nonmetallic mineral resources, and mineral and nonmineral energy resource systems. The committee:

  1. monitors the status of mineral and energy resource issues;
  2. identifies study opportunities and responds to requests from federal agencies; and
  3. provides a unique forum for discussion and exchange of information among scientists, engineers, and policy makers from government, universities, and industry.

Organized: 1991