2020 AGU ELECTIONS

Felix Perosanz

Geodesy

Secretary

Bio

Doctor, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, Toulouse, France

Volunteer experience that relates to this position:

International GNSS Service Governing Board Chair (2020-present); European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly session convener (2005-present); AGU Fall Meeting session convener (2019-present); reviewer for international journals and proceedings: Journal of Geodesy, Advances in Space Research, Advances in Geosciences, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, International Association of Geodesy.

Q&A

As one of the elected leaders of your section, how will you partner with your president and president-elect to communicate with and engage your members to help implement AGU’s new strategic plan including its mission and vision?

AGU plays a major role in fostering Earth, planetary and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. Geodesy is playing a key role for that objective by providing the observations of the shape, gravity field and orientation of the Earth together with their temporal variations and all based on appropriately realized reference frames. Furthermore, modern geodesy has clearly proven to go beyond sole measurements and the provision of the above-mentioned parameters because of its close connection to other geoscience disciplines, such as geophysics, meteorology, oceanography or hydrology.

As a secretary of the Geodesy section, in addition to assisting my president and president-elect, I will explore the benefit of such transversality to (1) facilitate broad partnership inside and outside the AGU community in order to provide concreate solutions to scientific and societal challenges and (2) promote an inclusive scientific culture free from discrimination to inspire, educate and empower the next generation of scientists in order to sustain discovery. These two statements are part of the ambitious new AGU strategic plan that I wish to serve.

Section affiliations:

Education; Geodesy; Global Environmental Change; Natural Hazards; Ocean Sciences; Science and Society; Seismology