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12 October 2020
This year’s Fall Meeting theme is Shaping the Future of Science, designed to focus on how the decisions we make today will affect tomorrow. Each week of #AGU20 is designed around this theme, and will hit on major areas outlined in AGU’s strategic plan and its vision for the next 10 years.
6 October 2020
This year’s Fall Meeting will look different from past meetings, but a lot of thought and planning went into making sure that attendees from all over the world are able to share the latest science, meet new colleagues and friends and be part of the largest Earth and space sciences community in the world.
14 August 2020
I leave this role confident that AGU has the capacity to achieve its vision.
10 August 2020
As a part of our continued commitment to the next-generation and future of the Earth and space sciences community, #AGU20 will provide students a number of resources and opportunities.
6 August 2020
AGU released our 2019 Annual Report
31 July 2020
We are celebrating with all of you who were integral in creating Centennial experiences.
16 July 2020
Fall Meeting is less than five months away. Our goal, with your input and counsel, is to co-create the most diverse, engaging and dynamic online experience to help advance your science and enhance your career.
11 June 2020
We are excited to announce that #AGU20 will be mostly virtual. “Mostly” because if science and health professionals tell us it is safe for groups to convene, AGU would like to host a regional gathering in San Francisco.
14 May 2020
Each April or May, the Fall Meeting Program Committee (FMPC) meets to begin the planning for the AGU Fall Meeting. In early May, the group convened 100% virtually for the first time.
16 April 2020
By: Guy Brasseur, Fall Meeting Program Committee Chair; Sabine Stanley, Meetings Committee Chair; and Lauren Parr, Vice President, Meetings We need your help for more session proposals! While we’re pleased that the submissions so far seem to be outstanding, we still need your ideas for new subjects and ways to share your research with our Earth and space science community at AGU Fall Meeting 2020, 7-11 December in San Francisco, CA. No matter …
10 April 2020
[Editor’s Note: This afternoon, AGU sent the following email to past Fall Meeting participants. We wanted to make sure everyone received the information, so we posted it here too.] By: Guy Brasseur, Fall Meeting Program Committee Chair; Sabine Stanley, Meetings Committee Chair; and Lauren Parr, Vice President, Meetings We are living through tremendous uncertainty and confusion due to this worldwide pandemic. But we are also living through one of the most selfless times in …
25 July 2018
Frustration is mounting over nationalist policies in the U.S. and other countries, which are obstructing the free exchange of ideas and effective collaboration among scientists. These policies have multiple impacts. The most immediate and visible human tragedies are borne by refugees and immigrants. At the same time, several academics have lost their jobs or their ability to carry out their missions where nationalist governments have restricted academic freedoms and defunded …
21 June 2018
By Lauren Parr, Vice President, Meetings Paying tribute to the achievements of the past is a critical part of understanding the possibilities of the future, and there is certainly no better place to do that than at AGU’s Fall Meeting. The Fall Meeting has long been a place where ideas and concepts that will change the course of science come to light, so it’s particularly appropriate that this year’s meeting …
AGU’s Centennial is just around the corner, officially kicking off at the 2018 Fall Meeting in Washington, D. C., and running through the 2019 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif. I look forward to a celebration marked by a variety of elements that will highlight the talents and drive of both our scientific sections and our membership. The Centennial offers us the opportunity for a coast-to-coast celebration of scientific achievement. …
20 June 2018
On June 17, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will observe its World Day to Combat Drought and Desertification. The devastating impacts of drought and desertification on people are highlighted this year, as the UNCCD has made the linkages between desertification and human migration its annual theme. As noted by the UN[i], one billion of the world’s poorest, most vulnerable people in over one hundred countries are at risk, …
18 June 2018
When AGU was founded, nearly 100 years ago, the world was a very different place. However, despite the century’s worth of change between 1919 and today, the ability of Earth and space science to improve our society—and the desire of scientists to provide those benefits to humanity—has remained the same. That’s why, as we approach the celebration of our Centennial, we are using the energy of the past to start the …
28 March 2016
From ocean sciences and geology to seismology and planetary sciences, when our headquarters building was designed in the early 90s every effort was made to have the structure be representative of the broad array of sciences comprised by AGU’s membership. More than 20 years later, with that building’s critical infrastructure reaching the end of its useful life and a renovation becoming necessary, the Board realized that they had a choice …
17 March 2016
By Jenny Riker, Geology Teaching Fellow, University of Bristol; AGU Council Member Last week, AGU’s Council had its first meeting of 2016. A member of the Council Leadership Team is asked to share reflections at the close of each meeting. We are now past the midpoint of our two-year terms, and with tangible momentum, we dove into a substantial agenda covering everything from emerging science to key AGU activities to …
9 February 2016
By Margaret Leinen, President, American Geophysical Union; Eric Davidson, President-elect, American Geophysical Union; and Chris McEntee, Executive Director/CEO, American Geophysical Union As we notified you last December, the Moscone Center’s renovation plans pose a significant risk to our ability to deliver a successful scientific program at the Fall Meeting. While the end result will leave San Francisco with new flexible spaces and improved technology infrastructure, the disruption would impact AGU’s ability to …