AGU 2019 Fall Meeting

The year 2019 marked the Centennial of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and in December a delegation of our team – Elena, Giuliano and Maurizio – joined its yearly Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Besides attending numerous sessions and poster presentations, we had the chance to present ours and our colleagues’ research, which spanned from sociohydrological modelling to remote sensing. 

To celebrate the Centennial, the AGU commissioned a number of papers to leading researchers in various fields of Earth Sciences, in which they had to set the path for addressing future grand challenges in Earth and Space Sciences. Our group contributed with a Sociohydrology paper that we discussed in a previous post. Giuliano, who led the work, presented it extensively on Monday, in the Hydrology visionary session. At the AGU Centennial Plenary, Elena presented it again together with all the other scientists who were commissioned a paper for the Centennial. The session consisted of short 4’ presentations in which the authors highlighted the main points of their research (check the video!). 

Maurizio presented his ongoing research on flood vulnerability and human settlements in the floodplains, as well as the Science Advances paper led by Johanna in which they use night-time light data to explore changes in flood exposure. 

Below some pictures of us in action! 

By Elena, Maurizio, and Giuliano

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