With all that's been happening this past few days, I neglected to write about how to attend the AGU Fall Meeting 2015, when you can't be there in person.
The AGU Fall Meeting 2015 runs from Monday 14 December to Friday 18 December inclusive (USA Pacific Time). Instructions for access are provided below. The details for the scientific program are:
To register for Virtual Options
Go to this website to register or log in: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2015/virtual-options/
In the second paragraph under the heading "Register at MyAGU", you'll see a button to "Register".
It seems to be an different process than it was last year. I'm not sure that it's better. The server seems to be the one to decide whether you'll get video or just audio only, which is all rather horrid if you don't pass the server's test :( I've never been denied video before from AGU (or any other website), so their test is far too restrictive IMO. It works sometimes, so if you're having trouble like me, persevere and you may get lucky.
Anyway, I'm still figuring it all out, so if you have tips, please add them in the comments. For example, last year you could access posters, but I haven't figured out where they are this year.
More detail of how to navigate the sessions
Since posting this article, I've explored the AGU15 website more. This year you can select different channels, such as the climate channel, the earth discovery channel, extreme events and hazards channel and more. That's extremely helpful. Here are some images of the pages from which you'll get most of the sessions.
On the top menu, you can select the channels you are interested in:
If you click on that menu, it brings up the channels directory:
Back to the main screen for watching sessions. Click to enlarge and you'll see that you can switch between a full list of the sessions in the channel you've selected, and the on-demand presentations available. If it's the same as other years, most but not all sessions stay up after they've been given. (Some you might only be able to watch live.) The session below is on the Californian drought, available on the Extreme Events and Hazards channel.
The main AGU Fall Meeting Scientific Program is here so you can plan what you want to attend. Click on "AGU On Demand" then select a day, or scroll through using the arrow on the right of the page.
I might complain, but the AGU Fall Meeting On Demand is a phenomenal achievement, allowing everyone to access many of the presentations and poster sessions, no matter where they live. (I'll just hope I can figure out how to overcome the hurdles and get to see the actual videos, not just the audio.)
PS I'll update this article with more tips, as I uncover them.