Supporting a diverse and multi-talented engineering staff is extremely beneficial to any geoscience-focused institution. Unfortunately, the geosciences are one of the least diverse of the academic fields. One significant factor is that many fieldwork environments are not safe or welcoming to members of underrepresented groups.
In light of the recent events that dramatically illuminate the inequities of our country, the staff of UNAVCO reaffirm our values and share actions we are planning to address inclusion. This means taking a hard look at our current organization and culture. We oppose racism in any form, and stand with the Black Lives Matter movement.