EGU General Assembly 2011 Call for Sessions

27 July 2010

The public call for sessions for the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011 has been issued. THE EGU GA 2011 will be held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) from 3 April 2011 to 8 April 2011. An email has been sent by Bruce D. Malamud (King’s College London) as Chair, EGU General Assembly 2011 Programme Committee Chair along with Martin Rasmussen & Katja Gaenger of Copernicus Meetings. The details are below,

You are invited to take an active part in organizing the scientific programme of the conference. You can do this by visiting the Provisional Programme section of the EGU 2011 website.

Please suggest (i) new sessions with conveners and description and (ii) modifications to the skeleton programme sessions. The latter were compiled by the respective EGU Programme Group Chair and Officers based on community input at the last business meetings or later.

When making suggested changes/additions to the programme, as a general guideline the following are encouraged: (i) a minimum of three active conveners from multiple countries and institutes, (ii) the inclusion of young scientists, (iii) gender diversity. Please check with all of the suggested conveners that they agree to take part in the proposed session.

When making suggestions, explore the Programme Groups (PGs) and after studying those sessions that already exist, put your proposal into the PG that is most closely aligned with the proposed session’s subject area. If the subject area of your proposal is strongly aligned with two or more PGs, co-organization is possible and encouraged between PGs. Only put your session proposal into ONE PG, and you will be able to indicate PGs that you believe should be approached for co-organization.

If you have questions about the appropriateness of a specific session topic, please contact the Programme Group Chair and/or the Officers for the specific EGU2011 Programme Group.

The EGU2011 Programme Committee will take into account all suggested new sessions and modifications to existing sessions, and use these to compile the final Session Programme as the basis for the Call-for-Papers. Then, from 20 Oct 2010 to 10 Jan 2011, conveners of approved sessions will be asked to actively promote their sessions and the public will be invited to submit their Abstracts. This will be announced by separate email.

Please inform your colleagues about these opportunities. We look forward to receiving your suggestions. Thank you very much in advance!

In case any questions arise, please contact EGU2011 at Copernicus.

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EGU General Assembly 2010 Questionnaire

21 June 2010

Participants of the EGU GA 2010 should have received an email including a link to the EGU GA 2010 Feedback Questionnaire.

Last year (2009), the GA feedback form asked 19 questions. 1,549 responses were received which helped make many important decisions for the EGU GA 2010 and general EGU council decisions. This year, EGU GA participants are being asked to take 5-10 minutes of time to complete the short questionnaire as your input is important in shaping of the EGU GA 2011, to be held 03–08 April 2011, Vienna, Austria.

Shortly a very short questionnaire will be available regarding Social Media activities specifically.


EGU General Assembly Twitter Account

16 June 2010

As the skeleton programme is being put together and in advance of the Public Call-for-Session Proposals (20 July – 10 September 2010) the EGU GA Twitter Account has been changed to @egu2011.

The tweets about the EGU GA 2010 are there as we’ve just changed the name. If you followed the account you will automatically be subscribed to the new account.

JAH


Videos on the EGU2010 homepage

25 May 2010

There are two videos up on the homepage.

One is a message from Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for regional policy, the other is asummary of images from the EGU GA 2010, it’s called a trailer, and could be for the EGU GA 2011.


YSOPP

5 May 2010

Walking around the Poster Halls at the EGU General Assembly 2010, you may have noticed the YSOPP participant label (below) next to some posters. At the division business meetings the YSOPP awardees from the 2009 General Assembly are being presented with their certificates.

Posters displaying the label are entered into the Young Scientist Outstanding Poster Paper Competition. The general aim of the YSOPP Award is to help to increase the general interest in the poster sessions at the EGU General Assemblies and to enhance their visibility, to further improve the overall quality of poster presentations and most importantly, to foster the excitement of younger scientists in presenting their work in form of a poster.

The awards are presented by the Divisions of the Union, but not all Divisions are presently making this award. The Divisions presenting this award for the EGU General Assembly 2010 are AS, BG, CL, CR, ERE, GMPV, G, GD, GM, HS, IG, MPRG, NH, NP, OS, PS, ST and TS.

Those eligible for this award are masters and PhD students as well as recent graduates (conferral of degree after 01 January of the year preceding the conference, i.e. 2009 for the meeting in 2010) presenting their thesis work provided they are the first author and personally present their poster at the conference.

The awardees of YSOPP have their names published in the EGU newsletter and on the EGU YSOPP web-site where the awardee also gets the opportunity to link his poster. The awardees receive a conference fee waiver for the next EGU General Assembly and are invited to submit a paper to one of the EGU journals.

If you fit the YSOPP criteria and are presenting a poster at EGU GA 2011 please consider entering your poster into the competitions, if you are a supervisor of students that fit the criteria please publicise the YSOPP to them.

YSOPP Label

JAH


Written Feedback on the EGU GA 2010

4 May 2010

In addition to the usual summing up and evaluation meetings for the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010, this year there is the possibility of submitting feedback online.

If you have questions, suggestions please visit the form and fill it in.

This is a ‘quick’ mechanism for giving feedback that will go directly to the EGU GA 2010 programme chair, and will be collated and discussed amongst the programme committee and Copernicus. This form is not intended for specific suggestions for new scientific sessions at the EGU GA 2011 (this can go through the specific programme group, when the call for sessions comes out later in 2010), but rather everything else [the general infrastructure of the General Assembly, outreach suggestions, suggestions for more dynamic general meeting, etc.]

JAH