You are browsing the archive for science and society Archives - AGU Blogosphere.

31 January 2024

AGU Board of Directors Meeting, December 2023

The AGU Board had an interesting day-long meeting before the opening of AGU23, thanks to the commitment and contribution of all our Board members and staff. We started the meeting with a gift from the sea: salt, from our ocean ecosystem. We discussed a wide range of important issues, opening with reflections on COP28 and the participation of AGU. It is the third time an AGU delegation attended COP, with …


1 December 2023

AGU Approves New Position Statement on GeoHealth

The AGU Board and Council has approved a new AGU position statement, “GeoHealth: A Transdisciplinary Science for Global Environmental and Human Health.” GeoHealth is a broad and emerging scientific field that integrates Earth, environmental, health and data sciences to advance our understanding of the complex interactions between physical, biological and social systems. The position statement affirms that “GeoHealth requires multitiered approaches from institutions, funding agencies, data repositories, and practitioners to …


22 November 2023

Climate Engagement at AGU23: Open Dialogue, Open Minds, Open Science

With the theme Wide. Open. Science., AGU23 will convene more than 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries in San Francisco and online everywhere on 11-15 December 2023. From authoring global climate assessment reports to helping coastal populations address rising sea levels, our community of Earth and space scientists stands at the forefront of the climate crisis. Thus, it should come as no surprise that many of the sessions at AGU23 will address …


21 November 2023

Global Geosciences Society Initiative: Take Our Survey!

Are you a student or an early career scientists? The Global Geosciences Societies Initiative, which brings together leaders from more than 15 associations around the world, is looking for your insight on career opportunities in the Earth and space sciences. Your responses are anonymous and will help societies to develop programs, resources and tools to ensure students and early career professionals can excel in their chosen field. Take our survey …


17 November 2023

AGU’s Statement on Second Averted U.S. Government Shutdown of 2023

AGU is relieved that the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have agreed once more to extend funding of the government and avert a shutdown, but we urge lawmakers to end the stalemate over the federal budget and ensure the government stays open for good.      The continuing political brinkmanship leaves much of the U.S. scientific enterprise – and the countless people and places it serves – teetering on the …