#AGU20 Daily Highlights and Updates
This is the first edition of what will be daily updates during #AGU20 that will provide tips, highlight presentations and sessions of note during the previous 24 hours and provide recommend some suggestions of what not to miss in the next 24 hours. We’ll post one every evening (EST) during the meeting.
Presentations will be available starting on 1 December, and all sessions will be available for viewing as soon as possible after they air live. Plenaries and named lectures will usually be available within 1 hour; other sessions within 24 hours.
Programming on the first several days is lighter than, but builds toward, next week. Highlights to catch live or later for 1 Dec, the first day of the meeting, include:
- Official welcome at 0725 PST: Join AGU’s CEO Randy W. Fiser when he opens #AGU20 by showing the scientific roll call, which features AGU’s sections, members and special guests.
- The first of 13 “Innovative sessions,” a virtual meeting-within-a-meeting” inspired by AGU’s Centennial Theatre last year: INV02 - Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Technologies: Current Capabilities and Future Needs beginning at 0630 PST.
- The session is inspired by the Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring (GEMM) Initiative - an international project of The Optical Society and AGU – and will explore the current state of measurement methods in a variety of environmental conditions, illustrate how these measurements feed into climate models and discuss areas where improved measurement capabilities are essential for public and private decision-making. The session features Special Remarks by:
- The first of 13 Plenary sessions: PL01 - Science in the Public Sphere: A Panel Discussion of the Implications for the Scientific Enterprise in the Aftermath of the 2020 U.S. Election at 800 PST
- In this session, a panel of experts who work at the interface of science and policy will provide a framework for understanding the domestic and global implications for science of the political transition in the U.S., what our expectations should be for what comes next and the role the scientific community itself in those next steps. The panel will be moderated by Scientific American Editor in Chief Laura Helmuth.
- The first of nearly 100 town halls also start on 1 December, with one of general interest:
- TH001 – Open Science from Behind Closed Doors: Tools and Techniques for Advanced Research with Widely Distributed Teams (700 PST)
- And the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming begins with a town hall focusing on challenges in the hydrology community.