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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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5 December 2019

AGU CEO Search Update

I am writing to share a brief update on the search process for the AGU’s next CEO and executive director. As announced in October, Chris McEntee will be departing AGU at the end of the March 2020. A Search Committee is being formed and will be responsible for evaluating a wide range of candidates and, ultimately, recommending a final candidate for hire to the Board of Directors. We hope to …

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27 November 2019

Introducing the AGU Council Student and Early Career Representatives

So you’re one of 65,000 members of the AGU, But who’s raising the issues that matter to you? You care about accessibility and making meetings green, But will your suggestions ever be seen? If you’re a student member or are early career, We have some information that will make you cheer! You have six representatives on the council at AGU, They’re students, scientists, and postdocs too! The student reps are …

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31 October 2019

Special Election to Fill AGU Board Vacancy Begins 4 November

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 …

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17 October 2019

AGU’s October Board Meeting: A Report from the Crow’s Nest

By Jill Karsten, Member of AGU’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors

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 …

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