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

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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.


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


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