AGU Sections and Focus Groups

Each section/focus group selects its president-elect and secretary candidates. The current presidents-elect will move up to assume the president position, ensuring leadership continuity. Some sections/focus groups also asked current secretaries to serve a second term.

Section/focus group presidents and presidents-elect serve as members of the AGU Council, along with the AGU president-elect, the chairs of three standing committees (Honors and Recognition, Meetings, and Publications), six students and early career scientists, the AGU president (nonvoting), the executive director/CEO (nonvoting), and up to five at-large appointed positions. The Council code of conduct and leadership criteria are posted on the leadership pages of the AGU website.

Atmospheric and Space Electricity

Near Surface Geophysics

Atmospheric Sciences

Nonlinear Geophysics

Biogeosciences

Ocean Sciences

Cryosphere

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Earth and Planetary Surface Processes

Planetary Sciences

Earth and Space Science Informatics

Seismology

Geodesy

Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism

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