The first—and last—joint meeting of AGU, the European Union of Geosciences (EUG), and the European Geophysical Society (EGS) was held 6–11 April in Nice, France. It was AGU's Spring Meeting for this year, and the more than 10,000 participants from over 90 countries made it one of the largest gatherings of geoscientists ever.
For AGU, this was more than a Spring Meeting. It was an opportunity to celebrate the success of these European geophysical science societies, and to take pride in AGU's close relationship with both of them. AGU's efforts in fostering cooperation among geophysical science societies support the long-term goal shown in the text box on next page. These efforts are also consistent with the vision statement in AGU's current strategic plan:“…through cooperative activities with regional, national, and international partner societies, the resources of all are extended, the geophysical sciences are given greater visibility and individual researchers and students are better served.”