Why I Blog series at the Plainspoken Scientist

4 June 2010

The American Geophysical Union’s Plainspoken Scientist blog has the first of a series on “Why I Blog” by Geoscience bloggers. Its worth checking out, they’re put a request out on twitter for anyone else who wants to post.


EGU GA 2010 Around the Blogosphere

7 May 2010

Here’s a quick round-up of coverage of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010 from around the blogosphere (the usual disclaimer that these are not views of the EGU, more letting people know what’s out there).

From the EGU GA 2010 Blog Roll, Dave Pettley blogged about several landslide related sessions, including the Sergei Soloviev Medal lecture by Dave Keefer. Musing’s of a Life Long Scholar covers talks and has a comparison of the EGU GA and AGU Fall Meeting. Felipe Rosas covered sessions along with some points of interest around Vienna. The YES Network Blog (YES=Young Earth Scientist) contains reflections that the YES Network were involved in. The Environmental Research Web Blog picked up on newsworthy items such as the Iceland eruption and monitoring Artic Sea Ice.

From those not on the Blog Roll, Alistair McKinstry’s Aon Scéal blog talked about sessions of interest to him. James Annan of James’ Empty Blog mentions how although he’s not at the EGU GA 2010, he can access more of it online than before.

Do you know of a mention of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010 on a blog that isn’t included above? If so let Jennifer Holden know, or post it in the comments.

JAH


The EGU GA 2010 Blog

2 May 2010

In the ‘about’ page of this blog (in the bar underneath the banner) there is a section outlining the authors of this blog. Blog posts now have authors on them (if its not already identified).

If you spot me (Jennifer) at EGU GA 2010, please come up to me and say hello, it would be nice to meet some of the people who have been reading the blog. If you would like to do a guest post or have an idea for a blog post, please email Jennifer Holden.

by Jennifer Holden


Columns in EGU Today

30 April 2010

From Dick van der Wateren and the editors of EGU Today

We have recently seen the worst attack on science in ages. The hacking incident at the University of East Anglia set off a worldwide scandal, with climate scientists being accused of fraud and sceptics having a field day. Despite the complete and explicit rehabilitation of Phil Jones et al., the impression remains that scientists are dilly-dallying frauds. Clearly, scientists are vulnerable to attacks by laymen oblivious to scientific truth.
The aftermath is worrying. If we are sceptical about the causes and extent of global warming – “Science is simply organised scepticism.” (the Observer’s Robin McKie) – tampering with the atmosphere is risky business. These worries have led us to invite five people to write a daily column for EGU Today “Science under Fire”. We invite you to join the discussion on the blog and Twitter pages @DickEGUPress and @egu2010.
Hope to meet you in blogosphere.
The editors of EGU Today
Anne Martens, Andrew Gilman, Armand van Wijck and Dick van der Wateren


EGU 2010 Blog Roll

29 April 2010

The European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010 Blog Roll can be found as a new page on this blog.

You can still submit your blog at the Blog Roll submission form.

The Blog Roll will be updated throughout the General Assembly.

By Jennifer Holden


The EGU is Multilogue

7 April 2010

This year at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly there’s more formal engagement with social media than in previous years.

Blogging
There’s an official blog (that you’ve already found!). This will contain a mixture of information about the General Assembly, highlight particular sessions, and news, amongst other things. Ideas for contributions are welcome, let us know in the comments or via email. It’s not going to replace any existing information outlets such as the Daily Newsletter but complement them.

We’re putting together a blogroll of bloggers discussing issues related to the EGU General Assembly 2010. These are not EGU sanctioned blogs, rather a resource helping attendees know what is out there. If you have a blog (individual or group) please submit your blog details to us. The blogroll will be published before the General Assembly.

If you’re planning on blogging at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly there is free (unsecured) wireless internet throughout the General Assembly venue; plug points are available throughout the building. International plug adapters can be borrowed from the Austria Center Information Desk for a deposit.

Twitter
There is an official twitter feed @egu2010 which will contain information on key events during the General Assembly. If you’re tweeting about EGU 2010 please use the hashtag #egu2010.

[Some of this material can be found at EGU is Multilogue on the EGU website.]

By Jennifer Holden