The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 45 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 100,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources and interaction with the environment.
AGI's staff provides professional and information services related to government affairs; earth-science education, outreach, human resources, and scholarships; the bibliographic database, GeoRef, and its Document Delivery Service; and the monthly newsmagazine, EARTH, and other publications. A Member Society Council and an Executive Committee, elected by the Council, govern AGI. The Member Society Council meets twice a year in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Geological Society of America. The AGI Foundation, a Finance Committee, and advisory committees provide financial, policy, and program support to the Institute. The name of the organization was changed from "The American Geological Institute" on October 1, 2011.
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