The Ambassador Award is given annually to one or up to five honorees in recognition for "outstanding contributions to the following area(s): societal impact, service to the Earth and space community, scientific leadership, and promotion of talent/career pool."
- Societal impact: In the arenas of advocacy, communication, outreach, policy, and/or public service, these experts have advanced the role, understanding, and recognition of science to the world.
- Service to the Earth and space community: These experts have immeasurably aided the work of science organizations, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and/or world-policy-making bodies.
- Scientific leadership: By effectively fostering team-based scientific collaboration, these experts have facilitated new work that could not be accomplished in isolation.
- Promotion of talent/career pool: These experts have enriched the Earth and space science field through their excellence in mentoring, increasing diversity, transforming curriculum, and/or creating or fostering collaborative or innovative programs for formal or informal science education.
Established in 2013, the Ambassador Award will honor members whose achievements extend beyond those recognized by traditional scientific discipline awards. The award furthers AGU's strategic goals to promote collaboration and innovation, inform society about Earth and space science, and build the global talent pool.
• Engraved award
•AGU Conferred Fellow
• AGU Fellow lapel pin
•AGU Fellow certificate
• Recognition in Eos
• Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
•Two complimentary tickets to the Honors Banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year