LSU Researchers Present at World’s Largest Earth and Space Sciences Conference

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting will be held on Dec. 11-15 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans

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LSU scientists will present at the largest Earth and space sciences meeting on Dec. 11-15. Members of the media can attend the AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans for free. Photo Credit: LSU

BATON ROUGE – LSU faculty, students and staff will present nearly 200 research talks, posters, press conferences and events at the largest Earth and space sciences conference in the world, the American Geophysical Union, or AGU. From Dec. 11-15, about 20,000 scientists will convene in New Orleans for the AGU Fall Meeting. The annual meeting is typically held in San Francisco. However, since the convention center in San Francisco is closed for renovations, scientists from around the world will convene at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans this year. Researchers from multiple disciplines across LSU will present their research spanning the physical and life sciences that increases our understanding of Earth, sea and space.

Members of the media can register to attend the AGU Fall Meeting for free. Typically, more than 250 reporters from news agencies around the world attend. LSU researchers are available to speak with media about their science through press conferences, a media tour and one-on-one interviews. Here is a summary of the LSU press events:

Canary in the Coalmine: Subsidence in Coastal Louisiana Press Conference
LSU geologist Sam Bentley and colleagues from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology and Tulane University will report on new and innovative approaches to measure and predict the globally significant problem of subsidence for coastal and inland communities in Louisiana and around the world. Bentley is the Billy & Ann Harrison Chair in Sedimentary Geology and the LSU College of Science associate dean for research. This press conference will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 1:30-2:15 p.m. in Rm. 346-347. It will be livestreamed here.


Climate & Culture Media Tour
Louisiana State Climatologist Barry Keim will lead a tour of his hometown, New Orleans, to show how water, engineering and culture intersect in the Bayou State. Keim is the director of the Disaster Science and Management program and the Richard J. Russell Professor in the LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology. This tour is sponsored by LSU and the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 2-5 p.m. Register here.


"The Underwater Forest" Film Screening and Q&A
LSU paleoclimatologist Kristine DeLong and documentary filmmaker Ben Raines along with colleagues from the NASA Stennis Space Center, University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Idaho will discuss their research on an ancient cypress forest discovered beneath the Gulf of Mexico that dates back to an ice age about 60,000 years ago. DeLong is an associate professor in the LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology. This film screening and discussion will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 4:45-6 p.m. in the first floor Sharing Science Rivergate Room.


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Climate & Culture Media Tour registration:

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