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13 February 2020

President’s budget request is a disappointment for science

Congress is considering FY19 appropriations bills funding science agencies

While a few vital science programs were funded, overall the president’s proposed budget is a severe disappointment for science and ignores the many ways in which science fuels our economy, safeguards our security, improves our health and well-being, and is critical for a thriving future.

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3 February 2020

AGU Posts Position Description for CEO Search

I want to update you on our progress for AGU’s next CEO and executive director. As previously announced, Russell Reynolds Associates is our executive search firm. During Fall Meeting 2019, we were pleased that so many of you spoke with RRA’s Stephanie Tomasso and Jamie Hechinger to share your insights. We have also created a search committee. In addition to myself, it is comprised of: Susan Lozier, AGU President-elect, Board …

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29 January 2020

AGU’s Digital Library is now live for members

During pre-Fall Meeting #AGU19, AGU announced that we would make our Digital Library an added benefit of individual membership, effective January 2020. We are pleased to announce that the digitized journal content, some of which goes back more than 100 years, is now live and free for individual members whose membership is in good standing. To access our Digital Library, please login to your membership account. For $50 or less …

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23 January 2020

Your advice will help shape AGU’s next 100 years

By Robin Bell, AGU President, and Susan Lozier, AGU President-Elect We hope your new year is off to a great start! 2020 will be a big year for AGU in many ways, but one major opportunity we have ahead of us is finalizing a new strategic plan for AGU that will set the organization’s course for the next decade and beyond. Because the strategic plan will drive the work of …

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19 December 2019

Supporting All Authors through Openness and Integrity

By Matthew Giampoala, AGU’s vice president of publications  As we mentioned previously, AGU remains committed and has taken numerous actions to show our strong support for open access, including: Making 96% of our content free. Setting all new journals to be open access. Providing AGU Digital Library (digitized journal content starting in 1997) as an additional benefit for all individual members starting in January 2020. Being Plan S compliant through …

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18 December 2019

AGU Celebrates Open Science and Open Access

By Matthew Giampoala, AGU’s vice president of publications  Last week, AGU hosted another successful Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Our community celebrated its Centennial year and had thoughtful, productive discussions about the future of science and inspiring the next 100 years of innovation and discovery. Since many members had questions about AGU’s efforts to support open and accessible science, the meeting also provided an opportunity to celebrate our contributions through …

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17 December 2019

Key Takeaways From the December 2019 AGU Council Meeting

By Scott King, Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior section president and member of AGU’s 2019-2020 Council As the AGU community prepares to conclude its Centennial celebrations and launch the next 100 years of scientific discovery and innovation, I joined my fellow AGU Council members in San Francisco ahead of Fall Meeting 2019. The Council met to address difficult questions facing the AGU community and moved the needle on five …

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16 December 2019

AGU’s Board Meeting, December 2019: A Newcomer’s Perspective

By Catherine McCammon, Member of AGU’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors  As the newest member of AGU’s Board of Directors, it was no surprise to be asked to summarize the Board meeting held on Saturday, 7 December 2019. There’s value in the perspective of a newcomer, and I was happy to contribute a bird’s eye view. This Board meeting comes at a watershed moment for AGU. After years of planning, AGU’s …

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9 December 2019

AGU Revises Climate and Data Position Statements: Declares World in Climate Crisis and Reaffirms Data as a World Heritage

Headshot of Chris McEntee

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 …

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8 December 2019

AGU Digital Library: 2020 Added Membership Benefit

By AGU Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer Chris McEntee and AGU Vice President of Publications Matt Giampoala

AGU is pleased to announce that its individual members will have free access to all of our digitized journal content through 1996, some of which go back more than 100 years, effective in January 2020. In January 2020, access to the “AGU Digital Library” will be a membership benefit. We thank our publishing partner, Wiley, for their support in extending this benefit. AGU journal content starting in 1997 is already …

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