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Join AGU

AGU’s mission is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Join us on this journey.

AGU Membership

AGU members come from around the world and across every discipline of Earth and space science. They’re researchers, educators, students, and advocates – or they’re just eager to know more about what’s going on within, around, and far beyond our planet. AGU members are passionate about discovery, working across disciplines and collaborating across continents. They’re also passionate about sharing the importance of science in their communities, to the media and to the people who make our laws and regulations.

Scientists join AGU to engage with their colleagues and others in the AGU network. They join sections within their discipline and discuss scientific, professional and policy topics in our online communities. They’re avid readers of Eos magazine. They also present their work at our annual Fall Meeting or one of our more targeted conferences.Their lifetime achievements and work are recognized through our honors and awards programs and their ambitions are supported through scholarships and annual travel grants

If this sounds like you, it sounds like you should be an AGU member.

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A world of reasons to join AGU!
Engage with others inside or outside your discipline – Choose from more than two dozen AGU sections and interact with colleagues through the AGU Connect online community.
Present your research at one of AGU’s dynamic meetings, attended by scientists, students, and the media.
Get recognizedAGU members are eligible to nominate or be recognized by their peers for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the geophysical sciences through our Honors and Recognition Program.
Plus these exclusive member benefits
Receive Eos magazine, AGU’s award-winning Earth and space science news magazine and website. The magazine is available in print for AGU members but freely available online and via downloadable PDF.
Discounted access to AGU Journals – AGU publishes 21 of the most highly respected peer-reviewed scientific journals in the Earth and space sciences.
A 35-percent discount on AGU books and special publications.
Special member registration rates for AGU meetings. These well-attended events are a great way to network and connect with your colleagues from around the world.
A subscription to Physics Today at a special discounted member rate
A free e-book available every quarter.
Geofacets – AGU members receive free access to a special Millennium Edition of Geofacets.
AGU Digital Library-Free access to all of our digitized journal content through 1996, some of which go back more than 100 years.

AGU membership categories

Join the largest organization dedicated to advancing Earth and space science! Exchange knowledge with researchers across diverse fields at our meetings and in our top-ranked scientific journals, receive Eos magazine, advance your career and serve on committees to advance our strategic goals, Earth and space science, and the scientific community.
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    Student membership: For those enrolled at least part-time in an Earth and space science degree-granting program. Dues: $20/year.
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    Standard membership: For a post-graduate actively engaged in research, or in a career in Earth and space science. Dues: $50/year.
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    Associate membership: For those with a personal interest in Earth and space science. Dues: $50/year.
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    Lifetime membership: For those who make a one-time payment of regular membership dues. Dues: Lifetime members submit a payment ranging from $750 to $1500 based on age.
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Subscriptions terms and conditions

Member subscriptions are for individual use only. In accepting journals at membership rates, subscribers agree to these terms. Use of a subscriber’s online login credentials by anyone other than the subscriber is not permitted. Activity that appears to violate these usage guidelines may result in suspension of service. AGU membership and subscriptions are on a calendar year basis (1 January–31 December). Applications received after 15 October will be effective as of 1 January of the following year.

Cancellation and refund for memberships and subscriptions

All sales of AGU memberships and subscriptions are final. However, if you purchased a membership or subscription in error on our website, you have one month from the date of purchase to request the cancellation of the transaction in order to receive a refund. Please contact the Member Services Center in writing at [email protected] to request the cancellation of your membership or subscription.

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AGU membership grant programs

AGU has established and administers two membership grant programs, to request an application please contact the Member Service Center, eligibility details are as follows:

  • The Berkner Membership Program provides free, three-year memberships to individual scientists in countries striving to develop their geophysical sciences, often under the burden of low gross national product. See qualifying country list.
  • The Lend-A-Hand Program allows Members to help their colleagues in countries with currency restrictions or low exchange rates. Through a gift of $100, Members provide a scientist with the full benefits of AGU for two years. See qualifying country list or make a gift to support others.
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Membership demographics

Explore our 2018 section demographics by career stage and gender by downloading our PDF report. 
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Additional membership savings

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Join AGU online using the form above or download a copy of our membership form and mail it in to experience all an AGU membership has to offer!

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AGU is a not-for-profit scientific society with 60,000 members, who reside in 135 countries.