AGU sends joint letter with 27 other organizations urging sustained funding for NOAA
AGU Science Policy
by Caitlin Bergstrom
2w ago
On 16 March, AGU sent a letter with 27 other organizations urging sustained funding for various NOAA offices, including NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the National Ocean Service (NOS), as well as the various accounts that fund the Cooperative Institutes (CIs) in FY2025.   We, the undersigned members of the research, innovation, and environmental services community, write to urge strong sustained funding for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the National Ocean Service (NOS), as well as the various accounts that fund the Cooperative Institute ..read more
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2024 Voices for Science Cohort
AGU Science Policy
by Caitlin Bergstrom
3w ago
We are pleased to welcome the 2024-2025 Voices for Science Cohort! Click each image to learn more about our participants. [See image gallery at thebridge.agu.org] The post 2024 Voices for Science Cohort appeared first on The Bridge: Connecting Science and Policy ..read more
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Navigating Through Climate Change: The Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act Signed into Law with FAA Reauthorization
AGU Science Policy
by Caitlin Bergstrom
1M ago
On 16 May 2024, the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act was signed into law by President Joe Biden, which included the Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act. Introduced by Representative Haley Stevens (MI-11) and endorsed by AGU, this legislation marks a critical milestone in our ongoing efforts to tackle the increasingly severe impacts of climate change on aviation safety. The Severe Turbulence Research and Development Act enhances the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ability to monitor and comprehend severe turbulence, which has become a more ..read more
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AGU Celebrates Bipartisan Approval of Weather Act Reauthorization
AGU Science Policy
by Caitlin Bergstrom
1M ago
Satellite image of Hurricane Harvey AGU, the world’s largest Earth and space science association, applauds the bipartisan effort by Congress to pass The Weather Act Reauthorization, H.R. 6093, which promises to make weather forecasting in the U.S. more accurate.    AGU endorsed H.R. 6093 in November along with several other pieces of legislation that were added to this bill, including the National Weather Service Communications Improvement Act, H.R.1496; NOAA Weather Radio Modernization Act, H.R.1482; and Tsunami Warning, Research, and Education Act Reauthorization Act, H.R.6234.&n ..read more
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AGU endorses the National Landslide Preparedness Act Reauthorization Act of 2024
AGU Science Policy
by Caitlin Bergstrom
2M ago
On 4 April 2024, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to leadership in the House of Representatives and the Senate for the National Landslide Preparedness Act Reauthorization Act of 2024.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I am writing to thank you for introducing H.R.7003, the National Landslide Preparedness Act Reauthorization Act of 2024, and to offer AGU’s support for this important bill.    Landslides, which affect all 50 states and U.S. territories, are highly destructi ..read more
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AGU sends letter of endorsement for American Innovation Act
AGU Science Policy
by Caitlin Bergstrom
2M ago
On 25 March 2024, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to Senator Richard Durbin in support of the American Innovation Act.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I am writing to thank you for crafting and offering AGU’s official endorsement for the American Innovation Act.    The American Innovation Act provides stable and increasing funding for federal agencies that are critical for our nation. A real five-percent budget increase per year over the next ten years for NSF, NASA S ..read more
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AGU endorses the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act H.R.7275
AGU Science Policy
by Caitlin Bergstrom
3M ago
On 12 February 2024, AGU sent a letter to Representatives Cartwright, Fitzpatrick, and Mast offering support for the reintroduction of the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act H.R.7275.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I am writing to thank you for reintroducing H.R.7275, the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act, and to offer AGU’s support for this important bill. AGU shares your commitment to ensuring that the health of all Americans is protected, and a compreh ..read more
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2023 Year-End AGU Legislative Report
AGU Science Policy
by Caitlin Bergstrom
4M ago
2023 was one of the least productive Congressional years in decades. However, the AGU science policy community remained active, engaged, and ambitious! Learn more about AGU’s science policy and government relations programs, activities, and accomplishments by reading our year in review.     The report is divided into four sections. In the first section, Amplify the voices of the Earth and space science community, you’ll read about AGU’s work to build a cadre of students, scientists, and researchers who are science policy and communication leaders better prepared to address scientific ..read more
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AGU’s 2024 Policy Priorities
AGU Science Policy
by Caitlin Bergstrom
4M ago
AGU is a global community of more than half a million scientists, professionals and allies in the Earth and space sciences. Through broad and inclusive partnerships, AGU accelerates knowledge and creates solutions that are ethical, unbiased, and respectful of communities and their values.    Expand discovery and innovation in the Earth and space sciences  Discovery-driven exploration of Earth and space advances fundamental knowledge and inspires the public. When broadly and equitably applied and disseminated, Earth and space science is critical to developing effective solutions ..read more
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Voices for Science Fellow Highlight: Chia-Chun Angela Liang  
AGU Science Policy
by Caitlin Bergstrom
5M ago
Since 2017, AGU’s Voices for Science program has helped scientists sharpen their science policy and communication skills through monthly coaching, quarterly trainings, and networking to be a strong voice for science issues that matter to them most. The Fellows of the Voices for Science program choose their own flexible advocacy and outreach goals and work towards them throughout their year in the program. Many scientists have incorporated the skills gained from the program into their research or pivoted into science communication and advocacy careers.   Chia-Chun Angela Liang is an e ..read more
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