Halbouty Symposium: Geoscience leaders look to the new millennium

June 15, 1999

Symposium to Honor Michel T. Halbouty . . .

U.S. Geological Survey Director Charles G. Groat will join a roster of leading earth scientists from industry and academia in looking to the future at the symposium "Natural Resources and Hazards: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century," scheduled for 1:30 p.m., June 18, 1999 at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 21st and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. This symposium is in honor of internationally renowned earth scientist and engineer, Michel T. Halbouty, whose career and accomplishments in geology and petroleum engineering have earned him recognition as one of the world's outstanding geoscientists.

"We are pleased to assemble this group of leaders in the earth sciences to provide their views of the coming century on resources and hazards. This look ahead is a particularly appropriate tribute to Michel T. Halbouty, who has contributed much to the development of energy resources for current and future generations," said Groat.

This symposium is sponsored by the USGS, the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, and the Circum-Pacific Council. For more information, including a program, please see www.geology.usgs.gov/halbouty/

As the nation's largest water, earth and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the USGS works in cooperation with more than 2000 organizations across the country to provide reliable, impartial, scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers. This information is gathered in every state by USGS scientists to minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters, to contribute to the conservation and the sound economic and physical development of the nation's natural resources, and to enhance the quality of life by monitoring water, biological, energy, and mineral resources.
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