Research Committee is working on the following projects:
- Annual Geoscience Survey Subcommittee:
Tom Dignes, Nick Harris, James Taranik
- Hedberg Publication Guidelines Subcommittee:
Ron Nelson, Gretchen Gillis, Jim Blankenship
- Revised Guidelines for Conference Conveners:
Peter Hennings, Jim Anderson, Barry Katz
AAPG Contacts in Research and Teaching (Steve Laubach, in cooperation with AAPG Academic Liaison Committee) Academic links (web site listing-for survey). Completed in 2003, a survey of departmental web sites reviewed petroleum-geology related content and staff at U.S. academic institutions. Potential follow-on work under review: an annual Hedberg Research conference in the northeast with a focus on the fundamental science central to the petroleum industry.
AGI list (departmental capabilities and admissions policy, etc.)
Tufts University Geology Department list of geology department links
South Dakota Geology Department list of geology department links
Review of Hedberg Conference Operations initiated in 2004, this effort seeks to improve Hedberg Research Conferences
Structure, cost, and publication outcomes (New in 2004) (Steve Laubach, Edward Denman, Linda Bonnell, Ernie Mancini, Peter Hennings). Specifically, explore the feasibility and efficacy of holding a series of low-cost Hedberg meetings at a fixed location.
Survey of Hedberg Organizers•Survey of Publications Arising from Hedbergs•Comparision with GSA, SPE, AGU
Report (June 2004)(PDF)
Research Group Development (Subcommittees for Research) (Ernie Mancini, Steve Laubach) The Research Committee sponsors Research Groups that meet during the annual convention. The Research Committee is seeking to identify new groups to participate in this successful format for discussion. The committee hopes that these groups may evolve into sources of Hedberg Conference proposals. Additional topic under review: annual research committee report to the Explorer with a synthesis of research group, Hedberg, and Committtee findings.