AGU Council and other Union leaders meet in San Francisco



On 9 December, the chairs of the focus groups met with Union officers to discuss common concerns, in particular, ways to assure that all members can participate fully in AGU activities regardless of their primary scientific affiliation with the Union. The chairs of the policy committees joined the others and discussed programmatic priorities for the coming 6–12 months.

At the Council Forum later that day, the full Council and the focus group chairs discussed the items to be considered for Council action on 14 December. During the Forum, Executive Director Fred Spilhaus reported on the surveys he had been asked to conduct related to AGU's practice of not publishing the actual election counts.