AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future.
Vivid Description of Envisioned Future
What will it look like when we have achieved our vision?
- AGU is perceived as an authoritative source for Earth and space science.
- Members feel empowered and feel that AGU is representing their science well.
- Members feel a part of a larger voice, that they make a difference.
- The organization is transparent and responsive to member needs.
- AGU is a model of excellence, diversity, integrity, and equality that attracts and retains the best scientists and students.
- AGU journals are leading in terms of attracting the best science and having the greatest impact.
- AGU has a dynamic portfolio of sustainable programs — including meetings, publications and collaborations — that address the needs of interdisciplinary science.
- AGU works in partnership with many other organizations and is viewed by its collaborators as open, welcoming and supportive.
- In large part due to AGU’s efforts, the public understands that Earth and space science impacts everyday life and contributes to solving the pressing problems facing humanity today. As a result, people recognize their connection to the universe.
- As an organization, AGU is widely known and respected by individuals and organizations as a reliable source of high-quality Earth and space science information. AGU has become a household name.
- AGU offers resources for members worldwide to discuss science and exchange ideas.
- There are rapid response teams of experts to work with staff to get information out quickly when there is a need for AGU to take action or develop a public position on rapidly evolving situations related to geophysics. These well-trained science communicators can be mobilized individually and in groups to provide information.
- The AGU structure accommodates discipline-specific science and interdisciplinary, integrated groups.
- As an organization, AGU is adaptive and flexible and continuously reinvents itself to remain nimble and relevant.