Abstracts Due Tomorrow for AGU Science Policy Conference

21 February 2012
AGU Science Policy Alert 12-13


Poster abstracts are due TOMORROW, Wednesday 22 February at 23:59 EDT/3:59+1 GMT

Registration and housing must be completed by 30 March


AGU’s first-ever Science Policy Conference is rapidly approaching! The conference is taking place at theRonald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC from Monday, 30 April – Thursday, 3 May 2012. Join scientists, policymakers, industry professionals, and stakeholders to discuss the critical role that Earth and space science plays in supporting our economy, public safety, and national security.

Poster abstracts focusing on the science and policy interface are now being accepted for the following conference topics:

  • Natural Hazards
  • Natural Resources
  • Oceans
  • Arctic Forum

Don’t miss your opportunity to present on key science and policy issues at this inaugural conference in Washington, DC. AGU will bring together scientists and policymakers to discuss key Earth and space science issues and trends effecting today’s public policy environment.
We are pleased to have many exciting speakers joining us, including:

  • Jane Lubchenco, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Marcia McNutt, Director, United States Geological Survey
  • Jim Geringer, Director, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. and former Governor of Wyoming
  • Susan Cutter, Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography and Director, Hazards Research Lab, University of South Carolina
  • Rear Admiral Frederick Kenney, Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Scott Doney, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Bob Marshall, President and CEO, Earth Networks
  • Carl Hedde, Head of Accumulation Risk, Munich Re America

Be sure to check the conference home page for more updates and follow us on Twitter: @AGUSciPolicy, #AGUSPC12!  We hope to see you there!