2019 Annual Report: Celebrating our Centennial and looking to the future


Today, AGU released our 2019 Annual Report that highlights some of our accomplishments during our Centennial year.

While we are taking a moment to look back and remember the numerous activities our Earth and space sciences community developed and implemented, we also recognize that we have much more work to do. As you know, we released our new strategic plan earlier this year, which is central to the future of not only AGU, but of the Earth and space sciences community. We have a lot of ambitious, but achievable goals, which we will accomplish as long as we have your support, time and dedication.

You will keep hearing a lot more about our strategic plan and how we’re moving from “useable” to “used” science.

In the meantime, let’s remember our phenomenal Centennial celebration!

It’s true; we couldn’t have done any of this without you! Let’s also keep celebrating our two ASAE Power of A Awards too!

The 2019 Annual Report documents some of our successes last year to:

  • Lead in the advancement of science through several key initiatives to increase diversity in the geosciences – namely the launch of our Ethics and Equity Center and the AGU Bridge Program which aims to increase the number of underrepresented students obtaining a graduate degree in the geosciences.
  • Support the future of science and future scientists through Centennial grants that reached over 2 million people in 31 countries around the world.
  • Pioneer a sustainable future by living our values through being Washington, D.C.’s first net zero commercial renovation building.
  • Expand access to our programming to reach a global and diverse audience through the addition of even more virtual options for our meetings – including virtual poster sessions and livestreaming as well as two-way engagement opportunities to allow for virtual participation from anywhere in the world, increasing diversity of research and thought leadership.

I remain inspired by what we have accomplished during our Centennial year. I am confident that the next 100 years (and beyond) for AGU, our science and our community will remain vibrant and relevant through new discoveries and solutions-based science.

Together, we will build a thriving, sustainable and equitable future supported by scientific discovery, innovation and action.

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