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19 April 2019

Key Takeaways from the EGU General Assembly 2019

Fresh off an early-morning flight from Vienna, Austria, to DC last week, I was reflecting on every moment from the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). There were more than 16,000 attendees from 113 countries representing many scientific disciplines. It was an honor to see so many students and early-career scientists as the international presence of AGU continues to grow. As a founding society member of the Societies …

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28 February 2019

Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides – The Proceedings of the Second JTC-1 Workshop

The organisers of the Second JTC-1 Workshop on Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides have placed the proceedings of the meeting online

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7 February 2019

The Geoscience & Society Summit: Bridges to Global Health, Resilience & Sustainability

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 …

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5 December 2018

Professional conferences as accessible conferences

What I appreciate about Gabi’s article is that she expands upon the topic of making conferences accessible, emphasizing that she is only providing an introduction to the many ways that conference organizers and each of us individually can work towards making the AGU Fall Meeting a more inclusive and effective professional and personal experience for all.

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1 October 2018

Reflections on the AGU September 2018 Board meeting

Dr. Lisa Graumlich, Member, AGU Board of Directors and Dean, College of the Environment, University of Washington in Seattle AGU members think at global and interplanetary scales. As a result, small talk at an AGU gathering is never small. This was on display during the September meeting of the AGU Board of Directors. We hosted a visit from the new Director of USGS, Jim Reilly. No one batted an eyelash …

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21 June 2018

2018 Fall Meeting: What Science Stands For

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 …

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How the Cryosphere Sciences Section Will Celebrate 100 Years of AGU

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. …

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24 May 2018

Encouraging Diversity and Support of Early Career Scientists at the 2018 Fall Meeting

Before you know it the 2018 Fall Meeting, the world’s largest Earth and Space scientists, will be here! Excitement about the meeting is apparent as more than 1300 session proposals have already been submitted for consideration and the Fall Meeting program committee is working hard to propose the best scientific program out of them. If you are one of those who submitted a session proposal, we are grateful for your …

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16 March 2018

Forthcoming workshop:- Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides

The second JTC-1 workshop will be held from 3rd to 5th December 2018 in Hong Kong. The topic will be: Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides

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8 October 2017

LiveNote app – a model for conference keynotes?

The Philadelphia Orchestra uses a mobile app to change the way audiences experience musical performances. Could this app be a model for helping audiences engage with scientific lectures?

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6 April 2017

Spring Is Here, It’s Time to Submit Your Fall Meeting Session Proposal

By Denis-Didier Rousseau, Fall Meeting Program Chair Spring not only yields the potential for much nicer weather and longer days, it is also, perhaps more importantly, the classic time to submit session proposals for the Fall Meeting. This is a critical scientific season, as it will strongly impact the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting program. During my two terms as chair of the Program Committee, I have had the opportunity to introduce …

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27 December 2016

Top Ten Takeaways from AGU’s 2016 Fall Meeting

While I enjoy some holiday time with friends, family, and neighbors, I wanted to share my top 10 takeaways from AGU’s 2016 Fall Meeting. These are listed in no particular order—please share your feedback and your own takeaways with me in the comments section. The science – There is nowhere better than AGU’s Fall Meeting to experience the breadth, depth, and relevance of Earth and space science; science that is …

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14 December 2016

Progressive Rock Failure – a meeting in Switzerland in June 2017

ETH in Zurich is organising a very exciting symposium on Progressive Rock Failure in June 2017 in Monte Verità, Switzerland

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12 December 2016

AGU 16: live stream of the first landslide session on Wednesday

The first landslide session at the AGU 16 meeting in San Francisco will be streamed live on Wednesday morning. You can register for free.

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16 October 2016

JTC1 Workshop: Advances in Landslide Understanding

JTC1 is organising a three day workshop on Advances in Landslide Understanding to be held in Barcelona, Spain in May 2016

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19 July 2016

Meeting report: 2016 EarthCube All Hands Meeting

More than 130 geoscientists and cyberinfrastructure researchers beat the early June heat wave in Denver by spending their time planning the next stages of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) EarthCube e-infrastructure project. Attendees of the third annual All Hands Meeting (AHM) represented major geoscience data facilities, hardware and software developers and scientists interested in the digital tools being developed. This year’s AHM marked an important milestone in the EarthCube project: as it approaches its fourth year, EarthCube cyberinfrastructure is coalescing around a number of common themes regarding the handling and sharing of data in the geosciences.

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4 May 2016

3rd North American Symposium on Landslides (NASL) 2017

The 3rd North American Symposium on Landslides will be held in Roanake, Virginia in June 2017, hosted by the AEG and the Canadian Geotechnical Society

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9 February 2016

AGU Announces New Locations for the 2017 and 2018 Fall Meetings

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 …

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12 November 2015

Rise of GeoHealth

I think many of you know that I started my professional career in healthcare as a nurse. During the five years I spent doing direct patient care, I witnessed many examples of how environmental exposures to toxic materials could contribute to poor health. That’s why I was so pleased to be invited to participate in a congressional briefing hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) titled “Linking Earth Sciences and …

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26 December 2014

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Students Mentoring Students

Can a student-to-student peer mentoring program be effective for first-time AGU presenters? See this story about a sophomore’s first time at AGU, and the graduate student that started at the same institution serving as her mentor.

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