AGU statement on future of Earth and space science research at NASA

06/02/05

The American Geophysical Union will issue a statement on the future of Earth and space science research at NASA, in light of the agency's current priorities. The statement will be issued Tuesday, 7 June 2005, at 0930h EDT by e-mail to recipients of AGU press releases, on the AGU Web site[http://www.agu.org/sci_pol/policy/positions/earthspace_risk.shtml], and on EurekAlert!.

AGU will hold a press conference at its Washington headquarters to explain this position statement to interested journalists.

Date: Tuesday, 7 June 2005

Time: 1000h EDT

Place: Terrace Room, AGU Headquarters, 2000 Florida Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009

(Three blocks above Q Street exit of Dupont Circle Metrorail station. Parking available in garage across from AGU; entrance at 20th Street and Florida Avenue, N.W.)

Participants:

Dr. John Orcutt, President, AGU; Deputy Director of Research, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Dr. Eric Barron, Chair, AGU Panel on the U.S. Vision for Space Exploration (Moon-Mars); Dean of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Distinguished Professor of Geoscience, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Source: Eurekalert & others

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