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Geography Commission

of the United States National Section of the Pan American Institute for Geography and History

 

The role of the US Geography Commission is to help foster collaboration among geographers of the Americas through its member activities and its participation in PAIGH programs.  The US Geography Commission is organized within the US PAIGH National Section and collaborates with the hemisphere wide Geography Commission of the Pan American Institute for Geography and History which is a specialized organization of the Organization of American States (OAS).

 


 US Geography Commission Members lead PanAmerican Working Groups, including:

► Comité de Investigación: Grupo de Trabajo para un Atlas del Cambio Climático en las Américas: Este atlas anotado proporcionará a investigadores y estudiantes una vista del paisaje cambiante, retos y oportunidades asociados al cambio climático en todo el hemisferio occidental. El libro contendrá un mapa, o una selección de mapas relacionados, de cada uno de los 23 países en el continente de Sud, Centro y Norteamérica, así como unas cinco islas seleccionadas. Líder David Salisbury, con Bertha Balbin Ordaya, Jean Pierre Bergoeing, Jorge Quezada, Nancy Aguirre, Julio Poblete, Bolívar Troncoso

► Comité de Educación: Grupo de Trabajo Cursos Online: Su objetivo es diseñar un plan y desarrollar una propuesta de investigación para promover cursos de geografía online con el fin de crear colaboración entre profesores de geografía en las Américas. La propuesta se presentara al concurso internacional de investigación del IPGH. Líder Osvaldo Muñiz Solari, con Graciela Cacace, María Cristina Peneda

► Comité del Fortalecimiento Institucional: Grupo de Trabajo del Censo de la Geografía 2015 Con el objetivo de desarrollar la(s) encuestas para la ampliación de la recopilación de datos sobre la disciplina, dando seguimiento a los trabajos de 2010 y 2005. Líder Dra. Patricia Solís, con Raquel Alvarado, Ana Victoria Rincon

 

 


US Geography Commission Activities include those which:

Highlight the value of geographic research and practice for achieving the PAIGH strategic agenda as well as its linkages with other OAS specialized organizations

► Learn more about the PAIGH Geography Commission sponsored Institutional Meet-and-Greet

Foster cooperation among national and international geography organizations and public agencies across the Americas

► Learn more about the AAMIGA project for advancing academic geography across the Americas

Promote the coordination and publication of Pan American studies in geography

► Learn more about the PAIGH published Revista Geográfica

Conduct or encourage joint research, development, and training in geography and related fields that benefit the Pan American community

► Learn more about the multiinstitutional Institute for the Integration of Research on Climate Change and Hazards in the Americas

Participate in the transfer of technology and data, particularly geographic technologies and geospatial data infrastructure, through the various scientific and technical programs of PAIGH, the US National Section, and the Pan American Geography Commission

► Learn more about the Technical Capacity Workshop on Data Integration


 

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Dr. Patricia Solís, Representative
US Geography Commission
Association of American Geographers

Dr. Betty Smith, Alternate
Eastern Illinois University

Research Committee
Dr. David Salisbury, Principal
University of Richmond
Timothy F. Trainor, Member
US Census Bureau
Dr. Andrew Sluyter, Member
Louisiana State University
Dr. Roger Sayre, Member
US Geological Survey

Dolly V. García Joyé, Member

US Census Bureau

Eric Anderson, Member

NASA 

Education Committee
Dr. Betty Smith, Principal
Eastern Illinois Unviersity
Dr. Osvaldo A. Muñiz-Solari, Member
Texas State University - San Marcos
Dr. Diana Stuart Sinton, Member
University of Redlands

Committee on Institutional Strengthening
Dr. Ángel David Cruz Báez, Principal
Universidad de Puerto Rico--Río Piedras
Dr. James Biles, Member
City College of New York
Dr. David J. Keeling, Member
Western Kentucky University


President, Pan American Geography Commission of PAIGH
Jean Parcher,
US Department of the Interior

President, United States National Section of PAIGH

Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop, US Census