Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • NH Focus Group Committees for two years (2017-2018)

    Posted 02/25/17

    Program Committee Guido Cervone (Pen State University) Tony Song (JPL) Members : President, President Elect, Secretary; Robert Weiss (Virginia Technology) Gilbert White Lecture Award President President Elect Two past Award Recipients Requirements – AGU member and Member of the NH Focus Group Fellow committee Chair – President Elect (Chairman) Member(s) – Past President, President Responsibility […]

  • Notable Member Accomplishments

    Posted 02/16/17

    Dr. Roger Pulwarty is the recipient of the 2016 Gilbert F. White Distinguished Lecture Award. Dr. Roger S. Pulwarty is the Senior Science Advisor for Climate, and the Director of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) at the NOAA Office of Oceans and Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Roger’s publications focus on climate and […]

  • Incentive Program – Sponsoring Students

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    AGU has an allocation of US $5000 financial support towards students travel for the Fall 2017 AGU meeting which will be given to students who have their primary affiliation to the Natural Hazards Focus Group, please plan to submit abstracts in natural hazard sessions (when the abstracts submission is open) and request for a travel […]

  • 2016 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

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    The 2016 Natural Hazards Executive Committee Meeting – aka the Seventh Business Meeting took place on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015, from 12:30–13:30 PM at San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Salon 5 in San Francisco, California. The meeting minutes can be found at the following link: PDF Meeting Minutes Prior Executive Committee Meetings are located at the following link: http://nh.agu.org/events/business-meetings/

  • AGU Award Nominations – March 15th, 2017

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    Please nominate your colleagues for AGU Prizes, Awards, Fellowships or Medals by 15 March 2017 and Section and Focus Group Award or Lecture by 15 April 2017. Members of the Natural Hazards Focus Group may consider nomination for The Gilbert F. White Lecture 2017 Award. For detailed information about the nomination process, please visit http://honors.agu.org/. […]

  • Fall 2017 Meeting Sessions

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    Fall 2017 Meeting sessions will take place at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, which is located at 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130. The Session proposals will open in mid-February. Natural Hazards Focus Group encourages members to think about a session related to Natural Hazards and plan to submit their […]

  • New Leadership – Natural Hazards Focus Group

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    The new leadership of the Natural Hazards Focus Group started their new term in January of 2017, President – Ramesh Singh, President Elect – Seth Stein and Secretary – Daniel Wright. Let us express dedication of past President – Upmanu Lall and Secretary – Amir Aghakouchak for their dynamic role in running Natural Hazards Focus […]

  • AGU – JpGU 2017 meeting in Chiba, Japan

    Posted 02/09/17

    AGU – JpGU 2017 meeting The AGU-JpGU meeting will be held in Chiba, Japan during 20-25 May 2017, the dead line for the abstract submission is until 16 Feb 2017. For session listing, visit http://www.jpgu.org/meeting_e2017/session_list/index.html Student members are encouraged to submit abstracts and also apply for financial support.

Natural Hazards News

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