AGU Sections

AGU SECTIONS

sections

AGU sections cover a wide range of disciplines within the Earth and space sciences. Sections are responsible for fostering scientific discussion and collaboration among affiliated members. They provide members with opportunities to engage with AGU and other scientists in their research area. Sections play a role in identifying emerging issues, providing member input, and nominating scientists for honors and recognition.

The president and president-elect from each section serve on the AGU Council.

Explore AGU’s sections below.

Section incentive program

In 2015, AGU piloted a donor incentive program that provides unrestricted funding to sections based on the number of qualified
individual donations to any AGU fund by the group’s primarily affiliated members. 
We are pleased to continue this program.

A contribution of $50 or greater is required to qualify as an individual donor. This contribution can be allocated to any AGU fund, not just section funds. Funds from employer matching-gift programs will be credited toward the individual donor/employee.

Due to sections’ varying membership sizes, the incentive program is based on the participation rate of members primarily
affiliated with each section as of 31 December 2019, not the total number of participating members.

Financial incentives:
  • 1
    Five percent participation from primary affiliated members – $1,000 contribution from AGU to your section
  • 2
    Seven percent participation from primary affiliated members – $2,000 contribution from AGU to your section
  • 3
    10 percent participation from primary affiliated members – $3,000 contribution from AGU to your section
  • 4
    12 percent participation from primary affiliated members – $4,000 contribution from AGU to your section
  • 5
    15 percent or greater participation from primary affiliated members – $5,000 contribution from AGU to your section
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