All the blogging from AGU

A post by Chris RowanOne thing I’ve been doing in free moments since the end of the AGU Fall Meeting is catching up on what cool science other geobloggers who attended the meeting had unearthed whilst wandering the poster hall and lecture halls. Below are all the posts I’ve found in my feeds about the meeting. This is probably not a totally comprehensive list, so feel free to point me at anything I’ve missed in the comments.

Overview posts






Lots of interesting stories there, even though it represents only a tiny fraction of all the new science that was presented during the course of the meeting. To their credit, this year AGU has also provided us with video of the keynote lectures and some sessions (one of which features my co-blogger about 40-45 minutes in), and gave people the option of putting their posters into an online repository (at least 2000 were uploaded, and mine is one of them).

One thing that stands out when looking at the blogging activity listed above is the precipitous decline in posting as the week progressed:

This is hardly a surprise; a five day conference featuring 20,000 of your scientific peers is pretty overwhelming on the first day, let alone on day 5. There’s too much cool science to see, too many people to catch up with, too little time to write about it all and still get any sleep. Even the light-hearted blog chats between Anne and I were almost too much. Maybe audio would be a better option? Either way, I think I definitely need to give any future conference dispatches slightly more descriptive titles.

Categories: bloggery, conferences, links

Comments (3)

  1. Thanks for posting the nice summary. The plot of number of blog posts vs. day of the AGU meeting is really interesting, also. My tweet rate already dropped to zero by Monday since I was busy starting early on Monday. I wonder if a plot of tweets/day would show a similar decline.

  2. My goodness that’s a lot of posts to compile.

  3. Eamon Knight says:

    Did the creationists show up to this one and try to pass themselves off as Real Scientists? They’ve done that in the past.