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14 May 2020

Fall Meeting 2020 Update

By: Guy Brasseur, Fall Meeting Program Committee Chair; Sabine Stanley, Meetings Committee Chair; and Lauren Parr, Vice President, Meetings Each April or May, the Fall Meeting Program Committee (FMPC) meets to begin the planning for the AGU Fall Meeting. In early May, the group convened 100% virtually for the first time. In-person, virtual or both? As one would expect, COVID-19 was top-of-mind. As indicated previously, we started planning for both a fully …

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16 April 2020

#AGU20 Fall Meeting Sessions Due 23 April

By: Guy Brasseur, Fall Meeting Program Committee Chair; Sabine Stanley, Meetings Committee Chair; and Lauren Parr, Vice President, Meetings We need your help for more session proposals! While we’re pleased that the submissions so far seem to be outstanding, we still need your ideas for new subjects and ways to share your research with our Earth and space science community at AGU Fall Meeting 2020, 7-11 December in San Francisco, CA. No matter …

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10 April 2020

AGU Fall Meeting 2020 Update

[Editor’s Note: This afternoon, AGU sent the following email to past Fall Meeting participants. We wanted to make sure everyone received the information, so we posted it here too.] By: Guy Brasseur, Fall Meeting Program Committee Chair; Sabine Stanley, Meetings Committee Chair; and Lauren Parr, Vice President, Meetings We are living through tremendous uncertainty and confusion due to this worldwide pandemic. But we are also living through one of the most selfless times in …

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6 March 2020

AGU March 2020 Council Meeting Wrap-up

By: Rosie Oakes, Early Career Scientists and Council Leadership Team We’ve come to the end of our March Council meeting, And I’ve been asked to summarize in case you’ve been sleeping.   With talk of new partners and international collaboration, I present you with a transdisciplinary science-art demonstration.   The new strategic plan was the best place to start, Determining what the AGU is at its very heart.   Are we …

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4 March 2020

AGU expands virtual programming options for Fall Meeting 2020

By: Chris McEntee, Executive Director and CEO and Lauren Parr, Vice President of Meetings Even though Fall Meeting 2019 was only a few months ago, AGU is already planning Fall Meeting 2020. We continue to look for ways to reduce the environmental footprint of the Fall Meeting while retaining the in-person networking opportunities that are important to attendees’ careers and overall experience. During the 2019 meeting, we live streamed 20 …

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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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16 October 2019

AGU Makes Strides in 2019 Union Awards, Medals, and Prizes

Each year at Fall Meeting, AGU honors a distinguished group of scientists by conferring the Union Medals, Awards and Prizes. These individuals are recognized for their “significant contributions to the Earth and space sciences through scientific research, education, communication, outreach, and sustained impact.” While AGU represents more than 60,000 scientists from 130 plus countries, demographic analysis of past award honorees has shown that — when controlling for career stage and …

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22 July 2019

Convergence: A Call for More Robust Global Science Collaboration

At AGU, we often say that science has no borders and takes no political sides. Science has the powerful ability to make profound impacts on nations, economies, and local communities. However, a tide of nationalism across the globe — manifested in the form of incendiary social media posts, trade wars, reactionary protectionism, and even overt violence — is on the rise. And often hand-in-hand with nationalism comes scientific disinformation campaigns …

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28 May 2019

Join the Effort to Improve the Health of Our Oceans

Susan Lozier, AGU’s President-elect, encapsulated the forward-looking spirit and dialogue of global ocean experts earlier this month: As an oceanographer, I view the upcoming United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development as an incredibly important opportunity for the global community to focus on the health of Earth’s oceans. Many recent studies have revealed the negative effects humans have had on the oceans, from the sea surface to the …

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2 May 2019

How AGU Is a Leader in the Fight against Climate Change

AGU represents a global community of more than 60,000 Earth and space scientists. The peer-reviewed research of our members has unequivocally concluded that climate change is real, occurring now, and is driven by human activity. The threat it poses to our human survival and the environment is real and serious. But there is hope. Collectively, we can address this challenge. This is the theme I carried with me to the …

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