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Please note that Future Earth now has its own website at http://www.futureearth.org/. These pages are being kept for archiving purposes only.

AGU Town Hall

Future Earth Town Hall at the 2012 AGU Fall meeting

As Future Earth is at an early stage of development, the Transition Team overseeing its initial design is seeking inputs from the broader global environmental change research community, both globally and regionally, to help shape the programme. Within this consultative phase, Future Earth was also discussed with the AGU community through an interactive Town Hall event at the AGU Fall meeting (San Francisco, 3-7 December 2012). Panelists discussed the research framework of the programme with researchers from natural and social sciences and other interested stakeholders (funders, private sector, civil society, policy makers).

  • Date

Thursday 6 December, 12.30 - 13.30

  • Venue

Moscone West (2005)

  • Programme

12.30: Future Earth presentation – Diana Liverman, Future Earth Transition Team co-Chair and co-Director, Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona, USA

12.45: Panel with questions from the audience – moderated by Margaret Leinen, Associate Provost and Executive Director, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University; AGU President-elect.


Sarah Gille, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, USA; WCRP Joint Scientific Committee member

Peter Liss, Professor, University of East Anglia, UK; Future Earth Transition Team member

Diana Liverman, co-Director, Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona, USA;
Future Earth Transition Team co-Chair

Maria Uhle, Program Director for International Activities, Geosciences National Science Foundation, and Belmont Forum representative

Robert Watson, Formerly Defra Chief Scientific Advisor, UK


Link to the official AGU description of the event here.


  • Useful documentation and references

Overview of the Future Earth research framework

Overview of the Future Earth governance

Future Earth flyer

Future Earth youtube channel

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