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26 October 2022

Brandon Jones to be AGU President-Elect as AGU Leadership Transitions

AGU members have elected Brandon Jones as the organization’s next president-elect, as well as electing 58 other Union officers, Board members, section officers, and student and early-career representatives to the AGU Council, and the College of Fellows chair-elect for the 2023-2024 leadership term. With more than 16% of our membership who voted in the election that ended on 6 October, Jones, Program Director for Education and Diversity for the Geosciences …

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3 March 2022

Help build a brighter future for the Earth and space sciences as an AGU leader

AGU wants your help in shaping the organization’s future!

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20 January 2022

AGU’s December 2021 Board meeting wrap up

The AGU Board met 10 December 2021 in New Orleans, ahead of #AGU21.

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14 January 2022

December 2021 AGU Council meeting wrap-up

The AGU Council members met ahead of Fall Meeting 2021. The group discussed the types and diversity of science that AGU represents, the importance of an inclusive culture and general updates.

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22 October 2021

AGU’s October 2021 board meeting: In person!

…the two days of our board meeting demonstrated that AGU has the intention, energy, creativity and leadership to make that strategic plan a reality. I’m excited to see what the future holds.

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14 September 2021

2020 Annual Report: Advancing diversity and setting next 10+ years for Earth and space sciences

2020 was an unforgettable year – from the global pandemic causing a worldwide shutdown to the racial reckoning around the world. Throughout the year, when people wanted to engage on Earth and space science issues, AGU was here to support us…I encourage you to read the Annual Report for more details on our projects and programs. On behalf of the Earth and space sciences community, thank you for your continued support.

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10 May 2021

Recap of AGU’s Board of Directors quarterly meeting

Over the course of this three-day virtual meeting, the Board focused on the implementation of the new strategic plan, AGU’s finances, Fall Meeting 2021 and AGU publications strategy

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20 April 2021

AGU announces new board members to advance its bold strategic plan

On behalf of the AGU Board, we are excited to announce Peter Schlosser, John Podesta and Tong Zhu as our new board members. They will be instrumental in helping to execute the strategic plan for a thriving, sustainable and equitable future supported by scientific discovery, innovation and action.

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7 April 2021

AGU announces David Shaw as general secretary

On behalf of the Leadership Development / Governance Committee and the AGU Board, I am pleased to announce that David Shaw has agreed to serve as General Secretary through 2022.

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5 March 2021

AGU March 2021 Council Meeting Wrap-up: AGU Haiku

Gordon Grant, President of Earth and Planetary Surface Processes section and Council Leadership Team, summarizes the AGU Council March 2021 meeting with a haiku.

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12 November 2020

Congratulations to the newly-elected leaders!

We are excited to have such a distinguished group of individuals who have been elected to serve AGU and our community.

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2 November 2020

AGU’s September board meeting: a focus on governance

September’s board meeting was a special one. We all realize the importance of governance and not resting on our laurels. Planting a shrub is not sufficient, it still needs water, nurturing and pruning.

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9 September 2019

AGU supports scientific integrity and the critical work of government scientists

AGU believes in science free of interference and political influence. We support our members and all scientists at federal agencies in the U.S. and around the world who make decisions and announce findings based on evidence and incontrovertible facts. These scientists, including those at NOAA and the National Weather Service, frequently provide research that protects our lives, communities, economy, and security. Interference with their work can impact lives and property …

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2 August 2019

AGU Commends the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2019

This week, the United States Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2019, which was signed by President Trump. On behalf of the global AGU community of 60,000 Earth and space scientists, I’d like to thank the champions for science on Capitol Hill, as well as the leadership in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, for passing a budget that puts non-defense spending, which includes funding …

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2 May 2019

How AGU Is a Leader in the Fight against Climate Change

AGU represents a global community of more than 60,000 Earth and space scientists. The peer-reviewed research of our members has unequivocally concluded that climate change is real, occurring now, and is driven by human activity. The threat it poses to our human survival and the environment is real and serious. But there is hope. Collectively, we can address this challenge. This is the theme I carried with me to the …

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12 March 2019

AGU Responds to White House’s Budget Proposal for FY 2020

On 11 March, AGU issued the following statement from Executive Director/CEO Chris McEntee “AGU Responds to White House’s Budget Proposal for FY 2020.” Click here to read the full statement. Make your voice heard on this critically important issue by reaching out to your member of Congress today to tell them how valuable science is their community and across the nation, and why they should support a fiscal year 2020 budget …

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6 February 2019

Use Your Voice to Make the State of Our Union Stronger

Last night, under the cloud of a delay resulting from the longest shutdown in the history of the United States federal government, President Donald Trump delivered the second state of the union address of his presidency. As in 2018, he again failed to acknowledge the role scientific research plays in advancing our society and economy. Earlier this morning, I issued my own response to the President’s State of the Union, …

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31 May 2018

Following the FY19 Science Budget

With the federal spending bill process for FY19 well underway, AGU has been tracking how our federal science agencies are faring. The process has a long way to go yet, but with some preliminary numbers in for each of the science agencies, I wanted to let you know where things stand today. Currently, the House Appropriations Committee has considered two FY19 appropriations bills that relate to science – The Commerce, …

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25 May 2018

Updates to AGU’s Master Privacy Policy

AGU is committed to safeguarding our members’ and users’ privacy and safety, and to updating our privacy policies and processes to keep pace with emerging best practice and the evolving body of law concerning privacy. The latest update to AGU policy is reflected in our Master Privacy Policy, which now includes a section concerning our commitment to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European Union (EU) law on …

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2 May 2018

AGU Speaks Out Against Dismantling of Puerto Rican Statistics Agency

Earlier this week, AGU signed onto a letter to Puerto Rico’s governor and leaders of its House and Senate. The letter voices concern over Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s efforts, and now an approved plan by the Puerto Rican legislature, to overhaul the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics (PRIS), an independent government statistics agency. The plan would bring PRIS under the Department of Economic Development and Commerce and outsource the agencies work …

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