13 November 2019
AGU press contact:
Lauren Lipuma, +1 (202) 777-7396, [email protected]
WASHINGTON—Media resources are now live for Fall Meeting 2019, the largest worldwide conference in the Earth and space sciences. This year, the meeting runs from Monday through Friday, 9-13 December, at the Moscone Center, 747 Howard St., San Francisco, California.
Media resources include an online newsroom with press releases and other materials, tip sheets of potentially newsworthy presentations, a tool for finding and listing experts at the meeting, and a form to reserve quiet rooms for interviews. Reporters and PIOs can access these resources through the Fall Meeting Media Center.
Online press registration is open and will remain open throughout the meeting. To register, visit the Fall Meeting Media Center and click on the “Register Now” button. For eligibility information, please visit the Press Registration Eligibility Requirements page.
Visit the Fall Meeting Media Center or read our previous media advisories for additional information on press registration, searching the scientific program, tips for covering the meeting, and U.S. visa regulations for international attendees.
Additional information about press conferences and locations of the press room and onsite press registration will be included in future media advisories.
Included in this advisory:
- Online newsroom
- AGU media tip sheets
- Find and list experts
- Reserve a quiet room
- Keynote lectures and preliminary press conference topics
- Press field trip: Science at Sea with Research Vessel Sally Ride
For journalists: In the Online Newsroom, journalists can find press releases, press conference materials, and other press-related item as they become available before, during and after the Fall Meeting. This includes PowerPoint presentations, images, videos and scientific papers.
For public information officers: PIOs can now upload press releases, tip sheets, and other materials to the Online Newsroom via the Press Item Uploader. PIOs can upload materials at any time before or during the meeting. PIOs can also schedule items to publish at a specific date and time.
Note: Only PIOs from recognized scientific societies, educational institutions, government agencies and non-profit Earth and space science research organizations are eligible to upload press items. The AGU press office may remove any items posted by PIOs who do not meet these criteria.
AGU’s Media Tip Sheets contain lists of potentially newsworthy research presentations selected by AGU’s public information team. Reporters can view or download tip sheets from the Online Newsroom or pick up hard copies in the Fall Meeting press room. Tip sheets are organized by date and by topic. Topics include climate change, climate solutions, Earth history, health, ice, life, natural hazards, California, pollution, and space.
For journalists: On the Find Experts page, reporters can search a list of PIOs who have scientific experts in various topic areas attending the meeting and available for interviews.
For public information officers: PIOs can let reporters know if scientific experts in various topic areas from their institutions are attending the meeting and available for interviews on the Find Experts page. On this page, PIOs can share their contact information with reporters and provide descriptions of the experts they have available in which topic areas.
Note: Only PIOs from recognized scientific societies, educational institutions, government agencies and non-profit Earth and space science research organizations are eligible to use the Find Experts tool. The AGU press office may remove any PIOs who do not meet these criteria.
Three quiet rooms are available for press registrants to use throughout the meeting. Press registrants can reserve quiet rooms through this online calendar any time before or during the meeting. Reservations are given in 30-minute increments for up to one hour at a time, and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Quiet room locations and information:
- Quiet Room 1: Moscone South, room 309; Has two round tables with 10 chairs each and a blocked off area for filming with a table and three chairs.
- Quiet Room 2: Moscone South, alcove 305; Has one round table with 10 chairs, an internet hard drop and a phone.
- Quiet Room 3: Moscone South, alcove 308; Has one round table with 10 chairs, an internet hard drop and a phone.
Quiet room hours:
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fall Meeting Keynote Lectures cover different and exciting topics applicable across all fields of Earth and space science. All Keynote Lectures will take place in Moscone North, Hall E. This year’s keynote speakers include NASA astronaut Mae C. Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space, and astronomer Brent Tully, who has spent over four decades mapping the positions and motions of galaxies.
AGU will also offer a series of press conferences to help reporters cover newsworthy scientific advances presented at Fall Meeting. So far, we expect briefings on:
- The current state of the Arctic
- Changes in ice and glaciers around the world
- The effect of climate change on extreme weather events
- New insights into historic volcanic eruptions and the rise of oxygen on Earth
- New results from current solar and planetary science missions
This list will grow and is subject to change.
The full list of press conferences, including dates, times, locations, summaries, and lists of participants will be announced in a media advisory and the online media center one week before the start of the meeting.
Reporters not attending the meeting in person can livestream Fall Meeting press conferences and participate remotely. Information about how to sign up and access this feature will be included in a future media advisory.
Take a tour of America’s newest and most technologically advanced oceanographic research vessel, the Research Vessel (R/V) Sally Ride, in a press field trip on Wednesday, 11 December from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The vessel is docked at San Francisco’s famed Exploratorium science museum for a special AGU Fall Meeting port call.
This 45-minute tour, sponsored by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and led by Scripps researchers who regularly use the vessel, will offer an inside look at the academic ship designed to perform multidisciplinary oceanographic research worldwide, from nearshore environments to the deepest ocean, from the tropics into first-year sea ice. The tour will offer an inside look at the vessel’s bridge, main deck, living space, research laboratories, as well as scientific equipment, systems, and sensors.
Owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by Scripps as part of the U.S. Academic Research Fleet, the vessel is named in honor of the late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and a long-time member of UC San Diego’s physics faculty after she retired from NASA.
Space for the tour is limited. Reporters can register for the R/V Sally Ride field trip here. All reporters planning to attend the workshop must preregister; no on-site registrations will be accepted. Questions can be directed to Lauren Fimbres Wood at [email protected].
Founded in 1919, AGU is a not-for-profit scientific society dedicated to advancing Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. We support 60,000 members, who reside in 135 countries, as well as our broader community, through high-quality scholarly publications, dynamic meetings, our dedication to science policy and science communications, and our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce, as well as many other innovative programs. AGU is home to the award-winning news publication Eos, the Thriving Earth Exchange, where scientists and community leaders work together to tackle local issues, and a headquarters building that represents Washington, D.C.’s first net zero energy commercial renovation. We are celebrating our Centennial in 2019. #AGU100
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