2020 AGU ELECTIONS

Paul A. Bedrosian

Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism

Secretary

Bio

Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado, USA

Volunteer experience that relates to this position:

Teaching faculty for Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) field program (2008-present); chair (2009-2013) and member (2014-present) of IRIS EM advisory committee; chair of IRIS Magnetotelluric Instrumentation Working Group (2019-present), editor for Earth, Planets and Space (2016-present); International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) Division VI Committee (2019-2026); AGU Forum on the Future Strategic Planning Workshop (2009); Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism Executive Committee (2010).

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?

The primary role of the Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism (GPE) secretary is to coordinate the section’s scientific program for the AGU Fall Meeting. The Fall Meeting, whether virtual or in person, is AGU’s premier event for bringing together a diverse group of researchers, teachers and students to foster connections and collaborate. If elected GPE secretary, I will strive to assemble a rich and engaging set of sessions that spans the breadth of GPE research while also highlighting the deep connections between GPE and the broader Earth sciences community. I will work with the president, president-elect and executive committee to devise concrete strategies to develop a scientific program that (1) reflects the section’s core competency in measuring, modeling and understanding the Earth and near-Earth environment, (2) enables and encourages solution-based science to address the complex challenges we as a society face and (3) promotes a set of session organizers and judges that reflects the diverse and multifaceted talent pool that is our membership.

Section affiliations:

Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism; Near-Surface Geophysics; Seismology; Tectonophysics; Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology