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Science Policy

Empowering scientists to engage in policy and elevating the profile of Earth and space science among policymakers.


Science today faces several pressing policy issues: the questioning of science’s role in federal decision-making, lack of funding for the sciences, and scientific integrity inquiries.

Now more than ever, it is important for scientists to better understand the federal policymaking process and engage with their legislators.

Following the midterm elections this November, a new Congress will be sworn-in in January 2019. We’ll see new members of Congress, new Congressional committee leadership, and new policy priorities.

Fall Meeting 2018 in Washington, D.C. will be an important opportunity for AGU members to get involved in science policy and build connections with federal policymakers in anticipation of the new policy landscape.

AGU has the resources and experts to empower you to take action and effectively talk to your legislators about the policy issues that matter to you.

Learn more about Congressional visits at Fall Meeting 2018