American Geosciences Institute

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of about 50 geoscientific and professional organizations[2] that represents geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. The organization was founded in 1948.[3] The name of the organization was changed from the American Geological Institute on October 1, 2011.[4] The organization's offices are in Alexandria, Virginia.

American Geosciences Institute
FocusEarth Science
MethodScience, partnerships, information services, nonpartisan policy
David Wunsch


AGI's monthly magazine Geotimes became EARTH Magazine on September 1, 2008, with an increased focus on public communication of geoscience research. As of April 1, 2019, EARTH Magazine suspended publication and has been folded into Nautilus magazine.[5]

Since 1966, AGI has produced GeoRef, a literature database for those studying the earth sciences.[6] AGI operates the Center for Geosciences and Society.[7]


The stated mission of AGI is to “represent and serve the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.”[8]

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  1. ^ "About AGI". 2 May 2013.
  2. ^ "AGI Member Societies | American Geosciences Institute". Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  3. ^ "About AGI | American Geosciences Institute". 2 May 2013. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  4. ^ "AGI becomes the American Geosciences Institute | American Geosciences Institute". October 2011. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  5. ^ "EARTH Magazine".
  6. ^ "GeoRef - GeoRef". Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  7. ^ "American Geosciences Website". 5 January 2016.
  8. ^ "American Geosciences Website".

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