The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has released its first update of Geoscience in Your State, a series of 50 factsheets which quantify vital contributions of geoscience (earth science) to the economy, environment, and public health and safety of every U.S. state.
Geoscience is the study of the Earth and the complex geologic, marine, atmospheric, and hydrologic processes that sustain life and the economy. Understanding the Earth’s surface and subsurface, its resources, history, and hazards allows us to develop solutions to critical economic, environmental, health, and safety challenges.
By the numbers: Michigan
9,569 geoscience employees (non-federal/self-employed)
767 million gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal
$2.45 billion: value of nonfuel mineral production in 2017
36 total disaster declarations, including 11 flood, 8 severe storm, and 6 tornado disasters (1953-2017)
$11.8 milllion: NSF GEO grants awarded in 2017
Our State's Source for Geoscience Information
Michigan Geological Survey
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5241