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Geologic Mapping Forum Online 2021-2022

USGS geologic map of North America

About

As you know, exciting developments in geological mapping are intensifying. Societal needs are escalating, our capabilities are improving, and even more funding is arriving. We—MGS in coordination with AASG and NCGMP—therefore are pleased to announce that Thursday, 2-hour, Noon Central, Geologic Mapping Forum Online sessions will take place in the same format as last year, on Sep 30, Oct 28, Dec 2, Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, and Apr 21.

The intended GMF audience is geological map authors and program managers, and the focus again will be on geology rather than funding or GIS, which are covered by other meetings.

Abstracts for the 20-minute invited talks will be requested, and discussion sessions will be added as needed. Talks will be recorded and made available unless speakers request otherwise.

We will plan an in-person meeting in the future when the pandemic allows. Separately, regional and topical workshops will be arranged, as needed, by NCGMP.

Abstract Guidelines

Speakers are asked to submit a 1- to 2-page abstract to Harvey Thorleifson (thorleif@umn.edu). Guidelines for abstracts can be found at the following: GMF Abstract Guidelines (PDF). Last year’s abstracts are available at the following: GMF 2020-2021 Abstracts.

The final abstract volume for GMF 2021-2022 will be posted here when compiled.

Contact

For more information regarding this event, please contact Harvey Thorleifson (thorleif@umn.edu) at the Minnesota Geological Survey.

Past Events

MGS Seminar Series - Spring 2021


Seminar talks are generally scheduled for Wednesdays at 12:10pm unless otherwise noted. The Zoom link for each talk is provided in the email announcement sent out to our mailing list. If you would like to be added to this mailing list, please contact Tony Runkel at runke001@umn.edu.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Date and Time Presenter and Topic

Friday
April 30
12:10pm

"Building coding tools to constrain fluvial response to glaciation in southeastern Minnesota: The Zumbro and Whitewater Rivers"

Shanti Penprase and Peter Mitchell
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota

 

Geologic Mapping Forum Online 2020-2021

USGS geologic map of North America

GMF Online

GMF in 2018 and 2019 was attended by ~100 geological map authors, program managers and allied professionals from geological surveys and associated agencies, who met to discuss the status and future of geological mapping in the USA. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the 2020 Geologic Mapping Forum was not to be held.

Now, exciting developments are happening in the world of geologic mapping! Societal needs are escalating, our capabilities are dramatically improving, and new funding is arriving. GMF Online therefore will be held as meetings of up to two hours duration on Thursdays at Noon Central, on October 8, November 5, & December 3, 2020, and January 28, February 11, February 25, March 25, & April 22, 2021.

Presentations

Speakers are being invited. Talks will be recorded and made available unless speakers request otherwise. Depending on the number of abstracts, we might schedule regional meetings in the new year. Speakers are asked to submit a 1- to 2-page abstract to Harvey Thorleifson (thorleif@umn.edu) ASAP. Guidelines for abstracts can be found at the following: GMF Abstract Guidelines (PDF). Last year’s abstracts are available at the following: GMF 2019 Abstracts.

The final abstract volume for GMF 2020-2021 Online is available at the following: GMF 2020-2021 Abstracts.

Contact

For more information, please contact Harvey Thorleifson (thorleif@umn.edu) at the Minnesota Geological Survey.

See you online this winter!