AGU is dedicated to the furtherance of the Earth and space sciences, and to communicating our science’s ability to benefit humanity. We achieve these goals through publishing scientific journals and other technical publications, sponsoring scientific meetings, supporting education and outreach programs designed to increase public understanding of and support for our science, and a variety of other activities.

AGU is built on a foundation of shared values that include valuing the scientific method, the generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge, free exchange of ideas and information, respect for a diversity of ideas and approaches, accountability to the public, and excellence and integrity in everything we do. Our science is accurate, peer reviewed, and well respected.

The research conducted by our members encompasses everything from the exploration of the planets, to studies of the structure and chemical composition of the Earth’s deep interior, to understanding the Earth’s atmosphere and the causes of climate change. These are not only exciting scientific topics; they are also of great relevance to humankind.

The AGU Public Affairs team strives to bridge the connection between scientists and policy makers. The AGU Science Policy Conference provides an opportunity for AGU to bring together scientists, policy makers, and other stakeholders to discuss key Earth and space science topics relevant in today’s public policy environment.