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Technical Announcement:
USGS a Major Force at 2010 AAG Conference

Released: 4/12/2010 11:38:45 AM

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At the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, April 14-18, in Washington, DC, more than 80 USGS scientists will make presentations on topics ranging from advances in digital mapping to spatial analysis of risk management, from remote sensing of drought to historical land use. The conference is the world's largest gathering of geographers.

USGS highlights

Matt Larson, USGS Associate Director for Water, will be a panelist in the opening AAG Presidential Plenary: America’s Climate Choices.  (Wednesday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

In the panel session Geography for a Changing World, USGS scientists and managers will discuss current research activities and program directions in relation to land imaging, topographic mapping, climate change, ecosystem services, and natural hazard vulnerability assessments. (Thursday, April 15, 8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.)

The USGS exhibit in the AAG Exhibit Hall (April 15-18) will highlight science themes of climate change, natural hazards, The National Map, and earth observation.

Complete list of USGS presentations(5.4 MB Word file)


Special AAG guest speakers and panelists include Jane Goodall, Paul Krugman, Nora Volkow, John Hebert, Thomas Mesenbourg, and Congressman Tim Walz

The meeting will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and Omni Shoreham Hotel near the National Zoo. AAG meeting Web site.

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