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24 November 2020
Thanks to our journals’ editorial boards for maintaining AGU’s reputation for having the highest quality standards, we are a leading publisher in the scientific community that promotes best practices in scholarly publishing.
7 October 2020
Channels have been available on the website for some time, as a curated collection that surfaced AGU journal, meetings and Eos.org content around AGU’s broad index terms. They have now been redesigned and improved and are available for personal use and collaboration.
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.
9 July 2020
Despite the pandemic and health experts predicting the fall will bring an increase in the number of cases, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced its new rule on 6 July to require those who are studying in the U.S. on visas (F-1 and M-1) to be enrolled with in-person classes or risk deportation.
29 June 2020
We are excited to share that GeoHealth, AGU’s gold open access journal covering the increasingly important intersection among the Earth, environmental and health sciences, has crossed several important milestones recently.
22 April 2020
[Editor’s Note: This morning, AGU sent the following email to its members. We wanted to make sure everyone received the information, so we posted it here too.] By: Robin Bell, Board President and Brooks Hanson, Executive Vice President, Science The 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year occurs as humanity is working to control a global pandemic. A solution will depend critically on partnership and cooperation among virologists, epidemiologists, health care …
2 April 2020
As we all adapt to working remotely, we are pleased to announce that the Earth and Space Science Open Archive (ESSOAr) has new capabilities to make virtual collaboration even easier.
22 March 2020
Steve Chillrud from LDEO of Columbia University reached out to Robin to flag that many of our members and many in the Earth and space scientific community work in labs where there are N95 masks, eye protection, face shields and other protective gear that the medical professionals need (#GetMePPE).
20 March 2020
It has been almost a week since our last update, so I thought it was important to let you know how our staff are doing.
16 March 2020
We appreciate the many inquiries we’ve received from all of you about our staff’s well-being, so we thought we’d write a Prow post to keep you updated on how and what we’re doing.
9 December 2019
AGU Revises Climate and Data Position Statements: Declares World in Climate Crisis and Reaffirms Data as a World Heritage
In a revised climate position statement released today, based on the overwhelming research and scientific evidence, AGU is declaring the world to be in a climate crisis. In a concurrent updated data position statement, AGU describes scientific data as a world heritage and calls for a culture that supports, enables, and nurtures data that is equitable, accessible, and ethical. AGU position statements articulate the views of our community on key …
17 October 2019
As a former sea-going scientist, I was reminded during the recent AGU Board meeting (2-4 October) about the distinct roles played by a ship’s crew and the scientific party. The scientific party, much like the AGU Council, is responsible for thinking about how best to advance scientific research. They consider what types of collaborations, instrumentation, and data are needed to achieve such goals, as well as the best sites for …
24 September 2019
AGU’s global community of Earth and space scientists has contributed research and expertise to our understanding of—and solutions for—climate change, natural hazards, and their related impacts on people. Climate change, the increasing severity of extreme weather, and resulting floods are health and economic crises that we cannot ignore. To highlight the role that science plays to help address and mitigate issues such as flooding in communities across the United States, …
13 September 2019
Every 4 years, AGU’s members have a chance to weigh in on position statements critical to maintaining the role of science in our society. Make sure your voice is heard. Starting today, 13 September 2019, AGU members will have 30 days to comment on revisions to two position statements: one on data and one on climate change. This open comment period is both an important opportunity for and responsibility of …
9 July 2019
Scientists Tackle Grand Challenges In the Earth and Space Sciences In New Special Centennial-Themed Collection
One hundred years ago when AGU was founded there were still large unmapped places on our planet and the idea of a person stepping on the moon was a dream. Discovery and wonder have characterized the last 100 years of science as we learned the plates shift, the climate changes, and scientists are studying the Moon, Mars, and beyond in detail. Our species now has a global view of how …
28 May 2019
Susan Lozier, AGU’s President-elect, encapsulated the forward-looking spirit and dialogue of global ocean experts earlier this month: As an oceanographer, I view the upcoming United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development as an incredibly important opportunity for the global community to focus on the health of Earth’s oceans. Many recent studies have revealed the negative effects humans have had on the oceans, from the sea surface to the …
2 May 2019
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 …
4 April 2019
AGU, especially through the Thriving Earth Exchange, has been reaching out to communities of all sizes and learning more about what they want to do with respect to climate change. What we hear again and again is a willingness, even an eagerness, to prepare for the effects. Community leaders tell us, however, that they aren’t sure exactly where to start or how they can integrate adaptation and mitigation plans into …
7 February 2019
The threats of climate change, growing water and energy demands and threats to human health are posing unprecedented challenges to human populations across the globe. Effective solutions to these challenges will require the expertise of the science community, in collaboration with policymakers, NGOs, non-profit organizations and corporations. It is this desire for cross organizational solutions that led AGU, in partnership with Geology in the Public Interest, the Bolin Centre for …
5 December 2018
By Dorothy Merritts, Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Franklin and Marshall College In 2014, while attending a National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop on infrastructure for Earth surface processes research at the Field Museum in Chicago, my colleague, Laurel Larsen, and I toured the museum’s “Underground Adventure” exhibit. The exhibit encouraged us to imagine shrinking to a size smaller than a penny to examine soil from a new perspective, and …