AGU’s GeoPolicy Connect (GPC) is an exciting solutions-focused initiative created to foster relationships between stakeholders, help communities, and advance science for policy and society. The ongoing program hosts events that bring together members of local communities to address scientific issues that matter to them and affect policies—issues that often are affecting other communities as well.

Our 2017 event was a part of this ongoing program, allowing policy makers, scientists, business leaders, and citizens from a community to work together in a collaborative process to address their specific needs on a chosen topic. Learn more about the goals of this year’s event here.

The purpose of the GPC 2017 was to

  • bring together leaders from diverse fields and backgrounds to exchange new ideas that lead to longer-term solutions for our world and
  • produce a set of next step actions that can break down barriers between science, policy, private, and public sectors.

This year, the GeoPolicy Connect event was held  in Pittsburgh, PA, on 5−6 October 2017 by AGU and its partners