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Results from surveys to academic and industry and government geoscientists on the future of coal geoscientists

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2020

Citation

Ruppert, L.F., Karacan, C. Ozgen, Dai, S., and Croke, M.R., 2020, Results from surveys to academic and industry and government geoscientists on the future of coal geoscientists: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9TUAFGG.

Summary

At recent technical conferences, many coal geoscientists in academia and government institutions as well as in industry organizations have expressed concern about the dwindling number of students and young staff members interested in careers in coal geoscience. To better understand what is driving these trends and to identify potential ways that the community can increase interest and participation in coal geoscience, two different surveys were sent to 94 coal geoscientists who were current or past members of The Society of Organic Petrology (TSOP) in February 2020. As the trends and perceptions in industry and government organizations may be different than in universities, one distinct survey was sent to members in industry and government [...]

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Purpose

Data were obtained in order to assess why interest in coal geoscience is in decline and to identify potential ways for the coal geoscience community in academia and industry and government organizations can increase interest in coal geoscience.

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  • Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center
  • USGS Data Release Products

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