Honorary Geographer Kathy Sullivan

Type: Plenary
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Day: 4/9/2021
Start / End Time: 12:30 PM / 1:25 PM (PST)
Room: Virtual Webinar 01
Organizers: The American Association of Geographers
Chairs: Gary Langham


Geologist, astronaut, and award-winning NOAA scientist Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan is one of the most versatile of scholars, with a career that has quite literally run the gamut from space to the deep blue sea. Hear 2020's AAG Honorary Geographer speak in a special keynote at AAG 2021.

Last year, the AAG Executive Committee recognized Sullivan’s distinguished career, including being the first American woman to walk in space, as well as serving as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and as a NOAA Administrator. Sullivan steered priority work in the areas of weather and water services, climate science, integrated mapping services and Earth-observing capabilities. Sullivan also led NOAA's efforts with regard to satellites, space weather, water, and ocean observations and forecasts to best serve American communities and businesses. As a woman scientist and role model, Kathryn Sullivan mirrors many of the values the AAG also actively pursues in our discipline and our association.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Gary Langham American Association of Geographers 10 12:30 PM
Keynote Kathryn Sullivan 45 12:40 PM

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