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5 March 2021
Gordon Grant, President of Earth and Planetary Surface Processes section and Council Leadership Team, summarizes the AGU Council March 2021 meeting with a haiku.
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 …
7 April 2020
In 2019, thanks to AGU members, the scientific-engaged public and Jamie Austin’s generous $1 for $1 match, the Austin Endowment for Student Travel was created.
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).
4 March 2020
Even though Fall Meeting 2019 was only a few months ago, AGU is already planning Fall Meeting 2020.
31 October 2019
Owing to unforeseen family circumstances, AGU Board director Chris Ballentine recently resigned. Chris was in his second term on the Board and was due to rotate off in December 2020. AGU president Robin Bell asked the Leadership Development and Governance Committee to explore how best to fill the vacancy. The Leadership Development and Governance Committee recommended that AGU hold a special election. Because the usual biennial process to identify and …
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 …
16 October 2019
Each year at Fall Meeting, AGU honors a distinguished group of scientists by conferring the Union Medals, Awards and Prizes. These individuals are recognized for their “significant contributions to the Earth and space sciences through scientific research, education, communication, outreach, and sustained impact.” While AGU represents more than 60,000 scientists from 130 plus countries, demographic analysis of past award honorees has shown that — when controlling for career stage and …
14 October 2019
We are pleased to announce the inaugural Austin Endowment grantees, 15 student recipients who represent the diversity, depth, and breadth of the Earth and space science community. Last October, AGU kicked off the Austin Student Travel Grant Challenge, a historic campaign intended to grow AGU’s capacity to support student travel to meetings. Scientist and AGU Development Board member Jamie Austin pledged to match all donations made by AGU membership and …
22 July 2019
At AGU, we often say that science has no borders and takes no political sides. Science has the powerful ability to make profound impacts on nations, economies, and local communities. However, a tide of nationalism across the globe — manifested in the form of incendiary social media posts, trade wars, reactionary protectionism, and even overt violence — is on the rise. And often hand-in-hand with nationalism comes scientific disinformation campaigns …
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 …
19 December 2018
After months of anticipation and hard work, Fall Meeting 2018 is now a memory. But what a meeting it was! Held in Washington, DC, from December 10 – 14, the 51st AGU Fall Meeting was the largest ever, with over 28,500 people converging on the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to share their science with colleagues and peers, forge and strengthen professional connections, and enjoy the company of friends both …