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Select Sessions to be Streamed Live from American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting

Free Live Streaming Part of Virtual Meeting Program for the World's Largest Gathering of Earth and Space Scientists

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For its 45th annual Fall Meeting, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) has added a free, live streaming option for several key sessions, which will be open and available to all AGU members and the general public. A number of sessions and lectures will also be provided in Video on Demand format, and many of the poster presentations will be available through the ePoster program, which allows authors to display an electronic version of their poster and engage viewers via an interactive discussion board.

For more information on the schedule of events that will be live streamed, or to watch a live streaming event, please visit the AGU Fall Meeting Virtual Meeting page: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/virtualmeeting/. To receive notifications on the virtual meeting program schedule, including reminders about start times for live streaming events, text AGUVirtual to 69302. Please note that standard text messaging rates apply.

Live Streaming Schedule*

AGU Presidential Forum: Science Is Sexy
Ira Flatow, NPR Science Correspondent
Monday, 3 December: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PST

DEEPSEA CHALLENGE: New Science and Technology at Extreme Depths
Panel Discussion, including James Cameron, National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence; Douglas Bartlett, Microbiologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Patricia Fryer, Geologist, University of Hawaii; and Kevin Hand, Astrobiologist, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Tuesday, 4 December: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PST

AGU Union Frontiers of Geophysics Lecture: A World Where the Atmospheric Concentration of Carbon Dioxide Exceeds 450ppm
Professor Sir Bob Watson, CMG, FRS and Chief Scientific Adviser to Defra
Wednesday, 5 December: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PST

AGU Union Agency Lecture: New Era of Science and Engineering
Dr. Subra Suresh, Director of the National Science Foundation
Thursday, 6 December: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PST

Communicating Geohazard Risk Assessments: Lessons Learned From the Verdicts in the L'Aquila Earthquake Case
Panel Discussion
Thursday, 6 December: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST

*These sessions will also be available as Video On-Demand within 48-hours.

AGU is a worldwide scientific community with more than 61,000 members. Its mission is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.

SOURCE American Geophysical Union

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