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AGU COMMITTEES

Board, Council, and Shared Committees

Hundreds of AGU members volunteer their time and expertise by serving on committees and task forces that work on behalf of the Board, Council, or both, to strengthen the Earth and space science community.

Several committees and task forces that work on behalf of the AGU Board of Directors are chaired by Board members; others report jointly to the Board and Council because their charge cuts across organizational, business, and science functions. AGU’s Council oversees the Honors and Recognition Committee and all honors selection committees.

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Our Committees (A-F)
Audit Committee – Chaired by the general secretary, this committee oversees AGU’s annual audit and related practices. It reports to the Board.
Bylaws Task Force – This committee is convened as needed and periodically reviews the AGU bylaws. It reports to the Board.
Congressional Science Fellows Committee – Each year, this committee is responsible for selecting AGU’s Congressional Science Fellow. It reports to the Board and Council.
Data Management Advisory Board - This committee provides guidance and recommendations to AGU’s data programs. It reports to the Board and Council.
Development Board – This committee provides long-term financial support through fundraising. The chair serves on the AGU Board. It reports to the Board.
Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee – This committee advises AGU on the planning and execution of leading diversity and inclusion organizational practices. It reports to the Board and Council.
Ethics Committee – This committee is convened as needed and provides oversight on AGU ethics cases, as well as policy reviews. It reports to the Board.
Fall Meeting Program Committee – This committee is responsible for developing and scheduling the scientific program at AGU Fall Meeting.
Finance & Investment Committee - Chaired by the general secretary, this committee guides and reviews AGU’s financial operations and investment performance. It reports to the Board.
Our Committees (H-Z)
History of Geophysics Task Force – This task force increases our members’ awareness of the importance of history as a component of current research and the rich legacy of Earth and space science. It reports to the Board and Council.
Honors and Recognition Committee - This committee provides oversight of AGU honors programs and its chair serves as a Council member. It reports to the Council.
International Participation Committee – Chaired by the international secretary, this committee ensures international members' needs are met and guides AGU’s international objectives. It reports to the Board.
Leadership Development/Governance Committee – Chaired by the past president, this committee recommends strategies for identifying and developing leadership within AGU. It reports to the Board.
Meetings Committee – This committee oversees the meetings program and recommends strategies for improvement. The chair serves as a Council member. It reports to the Board and Council.
Position Statement Committee – This committee administers AGU's portfolio of position statements that represent our science policy positions on various topics of international and national relevance. It reports to the Board and Council.
Thriving Earth Exchange Advisory Board – The advisory board provides guidance and oversight to Thriving Earth Exchange. It reports to the Board and Council.
Publications Committee – This committee recommends strategies and policies to strengthen AGU’s publications program. The chair serves as a Council member. It reports to the Board and Council.
Section Honors Committees – Every honor within AGU’s honors program, including Union awards, medals, and prizes, Fellows, and section honors, has a selection committee—some section honors share committees.