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.


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.


EGU GA 2010 in the Media

10 May 2010

The EGU Press Office has a round-up of European Geosciences Union General Assembly items in the news media from around Europe on their webpage.


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


EGU GA 2010 Closing Lecture

7 May 2010

New this year at EGU GA 2010 is the closing session by Jan Smits on The 30th anniversary of the discovery of the iridium anomaly at the Cretaceous Paleogene boundary: The state of the Chicxulub impact-extinction theory in Room D from 17:30 to 18:30.

Some brief stats on EGU GA 2010: 4,431 oral and 9,370 poster presentations in 594 sessions with more than 10,000 scientists in attendance.