JpGU-AGU Joint Virtual Meeting taking place 12-16 July

8 July 2020

JpGU-AGU joint meeting logo

AGU Contact:
Nanci Bompey, +1 (202) 777-7524, [email protected]

JpGU Contact:
Kayoko Shirai, +81-3-6914-2080, [email protected]

WASHINGTON—Discover the latest in Earth and space science research at the JpGU-AGU joint virtual meeting taking place 12-16 July 2020. The meeting, the largest paid virtual geoscience meeting to date, will bring together researchers from the American Geophysical Union and the Japan Geoscience Union to share and discuss new scientific findings in the Earth and space sciences, including special sessions on COVID-19 and GeoHealth. The virtual meeting is the second joint meeting of AGU and JpGU and is the 30th anniversary of the JpGU meeting.

Scientific program
The scientific program is now online and includes more than 4,000 oral and poster presentations. Dates and times of oral sessions will be added closer to the meeting. Electronic versions of poster presentations (iPosters) will also be available closer to the meeting.

A full list of sessions is available here. Sessions denoted by E will be presented in English. Sessions denoted by J will be presented in Japanese. All sessions will be recorded. Additional information about recorded sessions will be available on the meeting website closer to the meeting.

Press registration information
Eligible members of the media can register for the meeting by filling out this form. A JpGU staff member will contact you with information about how to attend sessions and access session recordings once your registration is approved. For any questions regarding registration or accessing sessions, email Kayoko Shirai at JpGU at [email protected].

Potentially newsworthy presentations
Reporters can browse this tip sheet of potentially newsworthy presentations selected by AGU’s media relations team.

Special lectures
Great Debate: Geoscience and societal leadership in support of planetary stewardship
The Great Debate will provide a range of viewpoints and disciplines the opportunities to discuss the global planetary stresses that are imposed on humans. The session will address questions that focus on the role of geoscience and society in planetary stewardship. Participants will be invited to share their latest knowledge, views and perspectives on these questions.


AGU ( supports 130,000 enthusiasts to experts worldwide in Earth and space sciences. Through broad and inclusive partnerships, we advance discovery and solution science that accelerate knowledge and create solutions that are ethical, unbiased and respectful of communities and their values. Our programs include serving as a scholarly publisher, convening virtual and in-person events and providing career support. We live our values in everything we do, such as our net zero energy renovated building in Washington, D.C. and our Ethics and Equity Center, which fosters a diverse and inclusive geoscience community to ensure responsible conduct.