A few weeks ago I shared some very exciting news with you about a new addition to the AGU family (Moments that Changed History – 9 December). Well, the big day has finally arrived . . .
Eos, the flagship newspaper of the Earth and space science community is now a robust, dynamic, open, and completely free online publication – Eos.org.
For more than three decades, Eos has delivered Earth and space science news, research, and announcements to AGU members. While Eos has served the AGU membership well, in today’s fast-paced digital age, we knew that you needed more.
The site will feature an expanding selection of features and opinion pieces, blogs, special series, and coverage of the trends influencing our science, in addition to the authoritative content you have come to rely on. It’s designed to perform across all types of operating systems and platforms, meaning that you can access its high-quality, easy-to-read content at home or on the go. And it’s accompanied by a recent addition to the AGU Twitterverse, @AGU_Eos, which will feature all the latest news from the site, as well as headlines and important information from the organizations and news sources you care about the most.
As game-changing as the launch of Eos.org is, it doesn’t mean that we are completely moving away from print. The newspaper will be printed in its current form through the end of 2014. Then, starting in early 2015, it will be published on the 1st and 15th of each month in a magazine format as a companion to Eos.org content. The new publication will be mailed to AGU members in the U.S.—unless they opt out—and to members outside the U.S. upon request. As a part of AGU’s commitment to sustainability, it will use Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper and soy ink.
I want to personally thank the members, editors, and other volunteers, as well as the AGU staff, who gave their time to make this project a success. Eos.org presents a world of new opportunities for the AGU community, and I sincerely hope you will join us in this exhilarating new adventure.