Eyjafjallajökull and the EGU GA 2010

Dear all European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2010 General Assembly (GA) potential attendees:

The EGU Programme Committee Advisory Board and the EGU Executive have been in active discussion since Friday morning (16 April 2010) evaluating the current air-travel and ash plume situation as to the consequences for people being able to travel to the EGU 2010 General Assembly. We have been monitoring the situation and are currently exploring options that the EGU, Copernicus Meetings, and potentially the city of Vienna might be able to do to increase the ability for people to come overland should the need arise. For instance, putting together a web page with information so that people might better be able to know how to travel to Vienna by bus/train/boat, or putting together a ‘car-pool’ web page. We will try to release a general e-mail to all EGU 2010 GA corresponding authors, conveners, and people who have pre-registered, with an update, on Monday or Tuesday of this week.

Also, in further news, there will be a special 3.0 hour oral + panel discussion session on the evenings of Tuesday and Thursday (4 and 6 May 2010) during the EGU 2010 General Assembly devoted to the event “Eyjafjallajökull – eruption, plume, and consequences” put together by Professor Euan Nisbet (Royal Holloway). This will include short talks by different experts on the volcanology, palaeorecord, ash plume dispersal, and aviation impacts, along with a panel discussion.

By Bruce D. Malamud (King’s College London)
Programme Chair, EGU 2010 General Assembly

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