This year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will be held online, making it one of the world’s largest virtual scientific conferences ever. Held December 1-17 (with most scientific programming taking place December 7-11) and presenting more than 1,000 hours of content, AGU20 will feature live and pre-recorded oral presentations and virtual posters from leading Earth and space science researchers. The conference theme is “Shape the Future of Science."
Among those researchers will be 14 co-authors of oral and poster presentations, and conveners of conference sessions, who are core members or affiliates of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Summarized below (with links provided for complete abstracts), their work spans several Joint Program research focus areas, including Earth systems, managed resources, infrastructure and investment, policy scenarios, regional analysis and modeling systems. Topics include modeling the ocean carbon cycle, assessing risks across multiple Earth systems and economic sectors, enabling proactive adaptation to global change, designing effective climate and air quality policies, and quantifying uncertainty in climate and other global change projections.