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American Institute goes global

AGI, of which the Society was the first non-US member, to further links outside the United States, reports Dawne Riddle.

Geoscientist 20.02 March 2011

The American Geological Institute (AGI) has initiated three new programmes to further relationships with Earth science organisations outside the USA, building on the strong partnership already enjoyed with The Geological Society.

A new membership category for International Associates, allows groups with few if any American members to share information, news, programs and successes with the AGI federation. AGI’s first International Associate is the Young Earth-Scientists (YES) Network. BGS and the Geological Society of America (GSA) have recently joined forces to create the Global Geoscience Initiative (

AGI also provided support for the teacher training sessions held in London (August 2010). Andrea Martin (Communications Manager, AGI) said: “It is only through creating these partnerships … that we can move forward on issues … common to all regions and people: such as environment, climate, natural hazards, and resource development”. Dawne Riddle