Welcome to the American Geophysical Union’s 44th Annual Fall Meeting!

For decades, energized and passionate Earth and space scientists from around the world have been gathering at AGU’s Fall Meeting to connect with colleagues, broaden their knowledge base, and embrace the joy of science.  The groundbreaking research presented at this world-renowned event is critical to advancing our understanding of the natural world and to addressing the challenges society faces as they relate to our science.

As an organization, AGU works to unite Earth and space scientists who are dedicated to the common goal: scientific discovery for the benefit of humanity.  One of the most important ways we do this is through the Fall Meeting – an event that embodies who we are as a scientific organization and that is key to helping us achieve our organizational mission, vision, and goals.

Because we know how vitally important the Fall Meeting is to our members, the AGU leadership, our Sections and Focus Groups, committees, and staff are committed to providing you with the best program and overall experience possible.  Every year we strive to top the previous year’s event by adding new programs, activities, and meeting services.  This year’s 44th annual Fall Meeting is no exception.

As you browse this website – and we encourage you to do so regularly – be sure to notice the abundance and variety of workshops, town halls, and other events, as well as this year’s robust scientific program and our special section for students.  The 2011 program has something for everyone, and we’re adding more and more each week.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco! The city awaits our event.  (Read a greeting from Mayor Edwin M. Lee.)


Michael J. McPhaden
Kathy Hibbard
Kathy Hibbard
Program Committee Chair