The AIBS Public Policy Office is a leader and member of several science policy coalitions. These collaborative efforts bring together scientific and professional organizations representing a range of scientific disciplines to advance science policy issues in Congress and the Executive Branch.
AIBS is a founding member of the USGS Coalition, an alliance of more than 85 scientific, professional, and educational organizations united by a commitment to the continued vitality of the unique combination of biological, geological, hydrological and mapping programs of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). AIBS chaired or co-chaired the coalition from its inception through 2017.
The USGS provides independent, high-quality data, information, research support and assessments needed by federal, state, local, and tribal policymakers, resource and emergency managers, researchers and educators, and the public. The USGS Coalition supports increased federal investment in USGS programs that underpin responsible natural resource stewardship, improve resilience to natural and human-induced hazards, and contribute to the long-term health, security and prosperity of the nation.
The USGS Coalition engages in a number of activities to highlight the importance of the work of the USGS. The Coalition provides testimony to House and Senate committees, organizes Congressional visits, and hosts an annual Capitol Hill reception -- an event that recognizes the support of members of Congress and provides lawmakers with an opportunity to learn more about USGS science programs.
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AIBS is also a member of:
- Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF): an alliance of over 150 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise.
- Climate Science Working Group: an effort by a dozen scientific societies to educate lawmakers about the the science underlying our knowledge of climate change.
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition: an interdisciplinary group of organizations that is working to support federal STEM programs.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Intersociety Working Group: a collaborative effort by a diverse group of scientific societies and organizations to analyze and disseminate trends in federal research funding.