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Union Events

Sunday, 22 May

Ice Breaker
CC, Level 1, Exhibit Hall B2-2
1700h - 1830h

Monday, 23 May

U15A Union Lecture (Hale Prize Lecture): Coronal Mass Ejections, the Most Powerful Drivers of the Sun-Earth System
S. Antiochos, Naval Research Laboratory
CC, Level 2, Room 243
1715h

Tuesday, 24 May

U25A Union Lecture: Opportunities, Challenges, and Benefits of Spaceborne Precipitation Estimates
C. Kummerow, Colorado State University
CC, Level 2, Room 243
1715h
Space Physics and Aeronomy and Solar Physics Division/AAS Joint Riverboat Social
1800h - 2200h
Ticketed Event: $50 per ticket
AGU Section/Focus Group Receptions and Business Meetings
Marriott Hotel, Studio Rooms 1-10
1815h - 1945h
Light Snacks and Cash Bar

Atmospheric Sciences
Biogeosciences
Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism
Hydrology
Ocean Sciences
Planetary Sciences
Seismology
Study of Earth's Deep Interior
Tectonophysics
Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology

Wednesday, 25 May

Marriott Hotel, Acadia Ballroom
1730h - 1930h
A reception takes place for those attending the ceremony. Champagne and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Banquet Honoring the AGU Fellows
Marriott Hotel, Salons E-H
1930h - 2100h
Ticketed Event: $50 per ticket

Thursday, 26 May

U45A Union Lecture: The Great Sumatra-Andaman Islands Earthquake and Tsunami: Science and Policy
J. Orcutt, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
CC, Level 2, Room 243
1715h

Friday, 27 May

AGU Council Meeting
Marriott Hotel, Gallerie 6
1730h - 1930h

NABS Events

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Sunday, 22 May

NABS Welcoming Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony
Marriott Hotel, Acadia Room
1900h - 2030h
NABS Mixer Reception
Marriott Hotel, Mardi Gras Ballroom
2030h - 2330h

Monday, 23 May

NABS Opening Plenary
CC, Level 1, La Louisiane
0800h - 1200h
NABS Mixer
Marriott Hotel, Mardi Gras Ballroom
2000h - 2330h

Tuesday, 24 May

NABS Endowment Contributor and Beneficiaries Reception
Marriott Hotel, St. Charles Room
1730h - 1830h
NABS Mixer
Marriott Hotel, Salons E-H
2000h - 2330h
5K Fun Run
The run is planned for the beautiful Audubon Park in the Garden District of New Orleans.
Ticketed Event: $20, includes T-shirt.

Wednesday, 25 May

NABS General Business Meeting and Luncheon
CC, Level 1, Room C1/C2
1200h - 1330h
Taxonomy Fair
CC, Level 1, Exhibit Hall B
1330h - 1700h
NABS Graduate Student/Endowment Auction and Mixer
Marriott Hotel, Galleries 1-3
2000h - 2330h

Thursday, 26 May

NABS Banquet
Open to NABS members only.
Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal Street
1830h - 2130h
Ticket: The ticket is free to registered NABS members, but you must have requested a ticket to this event with pre-registration. NABS members can purchase additional tickets for guests. A guest ticket is $50 per guest.

SEG Events

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Tuesday, 24 May

Near Surface Geophysics/Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Social
Lucy's Bar and Restaurant, 701 Tchoupitoulas St
1730h
Get together with your fellow Near Surface Geophysics/SEG colleagues for drinks and dinner. Pubs are just a few minutes from the convention center.

SPD/AAS Events

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Monday, 23 May

SH11C Parker Lecture: Waves in the Magnetized Solar Atmosphere
T J Bogdan, National Center for Atmospheric Research
CC, Level 2, Room 222
0845h
U15A Hale Prize Lecture (Union Lecture): Coronal Mass Ejections, the Most Powerful Drivers of the Sun-Earth System
S. Antiochos, Naval Research Laboratory
CC, Level 2, Room 243
1715h

Tuesday, 24 May

SP23C Parker Lecture: Local Helioseismology
J. Leibacher, National Solar Observatory
CC, Level 2, Room 221
1330h
Space Physics and Aeronomy and Solar Physics Division/AAS Joint Riverboat Social
1800h - 2200h
Ticketed Event: $50 per ticket

Thursday, 26 May

SPD Women's Brown Bag Lunch
CC, Level 2, Room 238
1215h - 1315h
Ticket: The ticket is free to registered NABS members, but you must have requested a ticket to this event with pre-registration. NABS members can purchase additional tickets for guests. A guest ticket is $50 per guest.
SP43C Harvey Prize Lecture: The Calm Before the Storm: The Link Between Quiescent Cavities and CMEs
S. Gibson, High Altitude Observatory
CC, Level 2, Room 221
1330h
Solar Physics Division of AAS General Business Meeting
Marriott Hotel, Galleries 4 & 5
2000h - 2200h


Town Hall Meetings  Back to top

Thursday, 26 May

Research Directions for NOAA: Near- and Long-Term Perspectives
CC, Level 2, Room 221
1800h

NOAA has completed its first corporate 5-year Research Plan and 20-year Research Vision. The former supports the four mission goal areas identified in the NOAA Strategic Plan - ecosystems, climate, weather and water, and commerce and transportation - while underscoring the importance of research that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The 5-year Research Plan includes milestones for research that are aimed at improving NOAA's products and services in the near term, while the 20-year Research Vision adopts a longer-term perspective of the environmental challenges our nation faces and the technological and scientific advances we can expect to help meet those challenges. We welcome colleagues from the research community to attend this town hall to discuss the future direction of NOAA's research activities as captured in the 5-year Research Plan and 20-year Research Vision. Members of NOAA's Research Council, will present an overview of their contents and time will be allotted for discussion and questions.

You may download the 20-Year Research Vision and 5-Year Research Plan at the NOAA Research Council web site at http://www.nrc.noaa.gov/Reports.htm. For further information, please contact Dr. Terry Schaefer at (301) 713-2465 ext.184 or terry.schaefer@noaa.gov.


Grand Research Questions in the Solid Earth Sciences
CC, Level 2, Room 222
1800h

Progress in the solid Earth sciences has been remarkable over the last few decades, driven by the availability of new observations and improved modeling capabilities, reduced barriers to cooperation with scientists in other countries, and increased access to research results from other disciplines, such as hydrology and biology. However, with research advancing on such a wide front, it can be difficult to define the frontiers of solid Earth science and to convey that information in a way that captures the imaginations of Congress, federal agencies, and the broader scientific community. The National Research Council is embarking on a study to formulate a short list of grand research questions driving progress in the solid Earth sciences. The research questions will cover a variety of spatial and temporal scales, from sub-atomic to planetary, and from the past (billions of years) to the present and beyond. This town hall session is intended to introduce the study to the community and to gather ideas about grand research questions that should be considered in the study.


AITI and GELATI: Initiatives to Promote Education and Training for the Next Generation of Scientists and Educators During IPY 2007-2008 and Beyond
CC, Level 2, Room 223
1800h

The fourth International Polar Year (IPY) in 2007/08 provides a unique opportunity to enhance international collaboration in research and education. AITI proposes to develop an interdisciplinary international short course series promoting and fostering education and training of the next generation(s) of scientists and educators interested in natural and social sciences related to Polar Regions. GELATI focuses on the impact of the cryosphere on the Earth system. The courses will internationally pool students and instructors. Integration of science teacher majors and multi-media students and experts will not only transfer knowledge about the importance of Polar Regions in the Earth's system, but will link this initiative more globally to high schools and the general public. The initiative is open to all disciplines and researches interested in Polar Regions. More information and a more comprehensive list of people involved in the AITI and GELATI initiatives is available at http://bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu/~svogel/IPY/IPY-index.php. The town hall meeting targets all researchers interested in integrating research and education. The meeting shall provide a forum to discuss potential North American collaboration for these initiatives and initiate interdisciplinary partnerships integrating research and education to foster training and education of the next generation.