#AGU20: What to look forward to on 2 December
Update 2 Dec @ 12:40 pm ET:
- ESSI Business Meeting (Wednesday Dec 2nd 4:30 EST)
When this meeting was scheduled we did not realize that Ignite@AGU is happening at the same time! Instead, please take this time to go to Ignite@ AGU to hear some great talks!
Topics from the Business meeting will be incorporated into the ESSI town hall (see details below).
- ESSI Town Hall (Tuesday Dec 15th 10am EST)ESSI is hosting a Town Hall where you can learn more about informatics efforts at AGU, meet ESSI volunteer leaders, and provide feedback on what you want to see from ESSI. Here’s the link to the Town Hall: “Earth and Space Science Informatics and the AGU Community“
Take a look at some of the highlights from the first day of #AGU20!
Here is what we are looking forward to for #AGU20 on 2 Dec:
- A special plenary panel, “The Solution Space: Finding Sustainable Pathways for the Amazon,” where researchers and a representative of traditional communities will discuss the urgent need for action to build a new vision of sustainable development the Amazon, at a time when deforestation there just reached a 12-year high. Some of this session will be presented in Spanish with live captioning.
- INV04a – Understanding Geoscience Careers Behind Critical Infrastructure: San Francisco, New Orleans and Los Angeles. This session is part 1 of a 3 part innovative session highlights and explores geoscience careers impact and are critical in ecosystem improvement in three urban settings.
- INV03 – Climate Change and the Coronavirus: Promoting Emerging Leaders Through Crucial Conversations. This dynamic session focuses on identifying climate grand challenges and solutions through an interactive program. Topics include lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, improving communication and education, addressing issues around climate justice and more. Hear from thought leaders and engage in breakout discussions.
Several sessions on creative science communication including:
- Learn How to Sketch your Science! Whether you already use drawing, cartoons, comics, and other illustrations to explain your science or whether you’d like to start, this interactive session is for you! Learn from expert science illustrators and communicators how to approach science visuals and how to make them yourself.
- The ten-year anniversary of ignite@AGU, a science storytelling event sponsored by NASA’s Earth Science Division and held in partnership with ESIP.
And town halls, including:
- “Where do we go from here? The 2020 election,” This town hall follows the plenary on the first day; panelists will discuss the science policy issues that shaped the 2020 elections and forecast the science policy issues we expect to see dominate conversations at the state, federal and international levels.
- “How Are We Doing and What Comes Next? Results from the ADVANCEGeo Survey of Work Experiences Across Earth and Space Sciences,” which will feature members of a project team working to address the problem of sexual harassment and other exclusionary behaviors that lead to hostile working and learning climates in the Earth, space and environmental sciences.
- “The Fifth National Climate Assessment Town Hall: Updates and Opportunities for Participation,” where leaders of the National Climate Assessment will share the latest updates on the development of the fifth NCA, or NCA5, including its structure and timeline.
- “NASA Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics Focus Area Town Hall,” where leaders of the WADFA will share its latest programmatic updates to AGU’s weather community and solicit feedback.
And finally, a chance to network with colleagues and congratulate award winners as the section meetings start for: