Sections/Focus Groups

Sections and Focus Groups reflect the scientific breadth of the Union. These groups are responsible for fostering scientific discussion and collaboration among members who affiliate with them.

Sections and Focus Groups connect you with other scientists in your research area. Historically, Sections are disciplinary while Focus Groups are interdisciplinary. Sections and Focus Groups offer many opportunities to engage with AGU. Sections and Focus Groups play a role in identifying emerging issues, providing member input, and nominating scientists for honors and recognition.

The President and President-elect from each Section and Focus Group serve on the AGU Council.

Atmospheric and Space Electricity

Near Surface Geophysics

Atmospheric Sciences

Nonlinear Geophysics

Biogeosciences

Ocean Sciences

Cryosphere Sciences

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Earth and Planetary Surface Processes

Planetary Sciences

Earth and Space Science Informatics

Seismology

Geodesy

Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism

Space Physics and Aeronomy

Global Environmental Change

Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior

Hydrology

Tectonophysics

Mineral and Rock Physics

Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology

Natural Hazards