The American Geophysical Union is a not-for-profit professional society of Earth and space scientists with more than 58,000 members worldwide. Established in 1919 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., AGU advances the Earth and space sciences through its scholarly publications, meetings and conferences, and outreach programs.
Contact Elizabeth Landau, Public Affairs Manager (elandau at agu.org)
The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of 50 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.
Contact Linda Rowan, Director of Geoscience Policy (rowan at agiweb.org)
The Alliance for Earth Observations™ is a publicly and privately funded initiative of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies to promote the understanding and use of land, air and sea observations for societal and economic benefit. Through active stakeholder engagement, the Alliance brings together those that develop the tools to monitor the planet with those that need the information to manage it and serves as a link between the private sector, the government and the general public. Our mission is to ensure the rapid and broad delivery of the most timely, comprehensive and accurate environmental information for improved decision-making.
Contact: alliance at strategies.org
AccuWeather is approaching a billion people worldwide relying on its information, forecasts and warnings to help them protect their lives and property, and get more personal value from their day. AccuWeather is a leading American weather information company whose media footprint and recognized brand is global. AccuWeather provides weather information and forecasts for more than 2.7 million locations worldwide. Its weather information is delivered in 38 languages through mobile devices, wired and mobile websites, smart appliances, radio and television stations, and in newspapers. Its compelling news and weather content, can be found on over 50,000 websites and media company properties throughout the United States and around the world. .AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly customized enterprise solutions to business, government, and institutions. AccuWeather is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2012-13 with explosive growth in digital media. The company is a founding member of the American Weather and Climate Industry Association and plays a major role in working with NOAA to ensure adequate funding and recognition for the critical infrastructure and warning roles the agency performs. As a result of these cooperative efforts, America has the best weather information for its citizens of any country on earth.
Contact Barry Lee Myers, CEO (myersb at accuweather.com)
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that represents 101 of the leading public and private ocean research and education institutions, aquaria and industry with the mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy. The organization also manages ocean research and education programs in areas of scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration, and ocean partnerships.
Contact: Staci Lewis, Senior Policy Manager (slewis at oceanleadership.org)
The Campbell Marketing Group, Inc. is a privately held management consulting firm specializing in business advisory services, most notably in advanced technologies and applications in earth and planetary sciences. CMG provides a full range of services that include Federal business development, government relations, media strategies, science advisory services, solution design, proposal development and critique, merger and acquisition counsel, and interim executives for capture, operations, engineering, and other leadership positions.
Contact: Julie K. Campbell, President (CMGJC at aol.com)
NWSEO is the labor organization and professional association that represents 4,000 employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce, including:
- The forecasters, technicians and support personnel of the National Weather Service, the nation’s official source for weather forecasts and warnings;
- The attorneys in NOAA’s Office of General Counsel, who are responsible for enforcing laws that protect the nation’s environment and natural resources;
- The civilian crews of the “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft based in Tampa, Florida;
- The technicians who track and command the nation’s weather satellites from Wallops Island, Virginia; and
- The hurricane researchers and other scientists and support personnel at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Contact: Richard J. Hirn, General Counsel and Legislative Director (richard at hirnlaw.com)
Marine Conservation Institute is a leader in the global movement to protect and recover the integrity of vast ocean areas. We use the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems around the world, and then advocate for their protection, for us and future generations.
Marine Conservation Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving our living oceans. We work with scientists, politicians, government officials and other organizations around the world to protect essential ocean places and the wild species in them.
Our goal is maintaining and recovering bountiful, diverse and healthy oceans now and for generations to come. We understand that marine ecosystems are essential for human survival, wealth and well-being. Because the oceans are the Earth’s biggest life support system, everyone has a big stake in maintaining their integrity.
Marine Conservation Institute identifies the most important and vulnerable ocean ecosystems, then advocates for protecting them. We identify key threats to places in the sea and then offer workable solutions to solve problems. We base all of our efforts on the latest understanding of marine science. And we benefit from decades of experience in conservation policy.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A۰P۰L۰U) is a research and advocacy organization of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems with member campuses in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. The association’s membership includes 217 members, consisting of state universities, land-grant universities, state-university systems and related organizations. The total includes 74 U.S. land-grant institutions, of which 18 are the historically black institutions. In addition, A۰P۰L۰U represents the interests of the nation’s 33 American Indian land-grant colleges through the membership of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). A۰P۰L۰U institutions enroll more than 3.5 million undergraduate students and 1.1 million graduate students, employ more than 645,000 faculty members, and conduct nearly two-thirds of all federally-funded academic research, totaling more than $34 billion annually. With roots going back to 1887, A۰P۰L۰U is the nation’s oldest higher education association. A۰P۰L۰U is dedicated to advancing learning, discovery and engagement. The association provides a forum for the discussion and development of policies and programs affecting higher education and the public interest.
Contact: Wendy Fink, Associate Director of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources (wfink at aplu.org)