URGE has four primary objectives. They are to:
- Deepen the Geoscience community’s knowledge of the effects of racism on the participation and retention of People of Color in the discipline
- Draw on existing literature, expert opinions, and personal experiences to develop anti-racist policies and resources
- Share, discuss, and modify anti-racist policies and resources within a dynamic community network and on a national stage
- Implement and assess anti-racist policies and resources within Geoscience workplaces
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URGE is supported by the National Science Foundation under grants EAR-1714909 and EAR-2126109, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the URGE leadership team and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, or Scripps Institution of Oceanography.