What to watch at #AGU20 on Tuesday, Dec. 15

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Full #AGU20 programming continues on Tuesday with two plenaries, another innovative session and regular oral, elightning and poster sessions. Here are a few suggestions:

  • John Fitzpatrick (Fitz) provides AGU’s first Community Science plenary. Fitz is retiring as the executive director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and has develop perhaps the largest community participatory science project in the world. He talks on “How birds can save the world.“
  • The global COVID-19 pandemic has extended for nearly one year and disrupted lives, economies, education and science. It has also further illustrated the need for global connections and trusted communications, and highlighted the value of science. Leaders of AGU, EGU, JpGU, ESA, and GSA will engage in a moderated discussion around the roles and responsibilities of scholarly societies in a COVID and post-COVID world
  • Science often does not stop at national borders – both the research itself and the implicated policy issues require transnational partnerships at the personal and institutional level. As a result, science can also be an incredible tool for worldwide diplomacy. Hear from and engage with experts from international science bodies such as the U.N., IPCC, and others about how these institutions help promote collaboration, a strong research enterprise and sound science at a global scale.
  • AGU Named Lectures wrap up with the Edward Bullard Lecture presented by Andrew P. Roberts.
  • Join AGU President-elect Susan Lozier for the Virtual Mentoring Breakfast for students and early career researchers. They will be joined by this year’s Macelwane awardees, Fellows and other leadership at AGU.
  • A workshop will examine Building Inclusive Strategies with Diverse Communities & Cities to Address Climate Change.
  • An innovative session explores the grand challenge of feeding a growing global population sustainably: INV12 – Earth, Agriculture, and Society: Toward Sustainable Development in the Anthropocene
  • Other sessions to check out:
    • SM044 – The MacGyver Session: The Place for Novel, Exciting, Self-Made, Hacked, or Improved Sensors and Software Solutions to Understand Space Weather eLightning
    • GP008 – Paleointensity: Models, Simulations, Instruments, Experimental Methods, and Results II Posters
    • GC096 – Correlated Climate Extremes: Drivers, Mechanisms, and Projections I
    • A182 – Extreme Weather and Climate in Urban Areas and Their Social Impacts and Mitigation II Posters
    • P066 – The Uranus and Neptune Systems and Their Relation to Other Planets II Posters
    • DI026 – Interiors of Planets and Moons: Learning from Spacecraft Observations, Simulations, and in Situ Data; including a nice talk using a cartoon avatar.
    • PP042 – The Puzzles of Human Migration and the Role of Climate Change: What Can the Past Resolve? I eLightning
    • EP053 – Geomorphology of Quaternary Carbonate Systems: Records of Sea Level and Climate Change II Posters
    • B099 – The Resilience and Vulnerability of Arctic and Boreal Ecosystems to Climate Change III
    • C053 – Ongoing Evolution of the Climate–Ice–Ocean System of the Antarctic Coast and Grounding Zone I
    • GH018 – You Are Where You Live: Advances in Linking Geochemical Environments and Human Health I
    • H179 – Sociohydrology and an Improved Understanding of Water Availability I

And keep sending us your pet photos on Twitter by tagging @theAGU and using #AGU20. For Week 3 of #AGU20, Ruthie decided to wear her fancy antlers.

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