Update on NRC Earth Sciences Board


  • Joseph W. Berg Jr.


As the Board on Earth Sciences (BES) of the National Research Council (NRC), formerly the Geological Sciences Board, begins its fourth year of operation, it is intensifying its efforts to enhance the vigor and capabilities of the solid earth sciences to better serve the nation. The board plans, for example, to hold scientific briefing sessions for key U.S. congressional leaders, federal funding agencies, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In addition, better coordination between the board and solid earth science professional organizations in the United States is being attempted.