November 9, 2011
Abstract submission for the EGU General Assembly 2012 (EGU2012) is now open. The General Assembly is being held from Sunday 22 Apr 2012 to Friday 27 Apr 2012 at the Austria Center Vienna, Austria.
You can browse through the Sessions online.
Each Session shows the link Abstract Submission. Using this link you are asked to log in to the Copernicus Office Meeting Organizer. You may submit the text of your contribution as plain text, LaTeX, or MS Word content. Please pay attention to the First Author Rule.
The deadline for the receipt of Abstracts is 17 January 2012. In case you would like to apply for support, please submit no later than 15 December 2011. Information about the financial support available can be found on the Support and Distinction part of the EGU GA 2012 website.
Further information about the EGU General Assembly 2012 on it’s webpages. If you have any questions email the meeting organisers Copernicus.
October 21, 2011
Some of you may know me already since Jennifer was kind enough to introduce me in a previous blog post. For those of you who don’t, I am EGU’s Media and Communications Officer, who joined the EGU Executive Office in Munich in early September.
One of the perks of this job is receiving e-mails advertising interesting and exciting geosciences-related initiatives. In my first post on the EGU blog, I’d like to tell you about one of these, which popped up in my inbox just a few days ago.
The e-mail was from Ethan Steinman, a filmmaker based in Seattle, US, who wrote to me about his latest project, “Glacial Balance”. This documentary film shows the effects of climate change on Andean glaciers. In Ethan’s words:
“Glacial Balance” is a look at the effects of Andean glaciers on the lives of those depending on their existence. Getting to know the individuals and lives of those who will be first affected by the dwindling glacier reserve, the canaries in the mine. For our journey we will be accompanied by an international team of glaciologists and paleoclimatologists who will give us a perspective on what is really happening and what we can expect. Our end goal, to bring home the global warming debate and understand just how this will affect us, the viewer. Regardless of the city, country, racial or ethnic background… we will all be affected, unless action is taken.
The film features stunning views of the Andean landscape, and takes the viewer in an exciting journey through the Andes, from Argentina to Colombia. It includes interviews with famous personalities and renowned geoscientists, such as Al Gore and Dr. Lonnie Thompson, a member of the team accompanying Ethan to South America.
Ethan’s goal is to have the film completed in early March next year. At the moment, he’s trying to raise money for post-production expenses.
I’d love to see this documentary ready in time for EGU’s General Assembly in April, not only because I think it is a worthwhile and interesting project, but also because Ethan accepted to show it in the 2012 edition of the GeoCinema. There’s a campaign on at IndieGoGo, and I have donated already. Maybe you’d like to help Ethan out too?
This post expresses the personal opinion of the author, whose views may differ from those of the European Geosciences Union.
April 7, 2011
Welcome to the last day of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna 2011.
Some union wide events of note are below. The winner of the photography competition will be announced at 12:15 in the Crystal Lounge. Home will be shown in the GeoCinema from 17:30 (for 90 minutes) and we have a chocolate and sweets stall in the Exhibition Hall.
08:30–10:20 Union Symposium. The 11 March 2011 Tohoku (Sendai) Earthquake and Tsunami, Room D. [Webstream]
10:30–13:15 Townhall Meeting. Women in Geosciences and ‘What can EGU do for Women Geoscientists?’, Room D.
13:30–15:00 Townhall Meeting. Panel Discussion on the 11 March 2011 Tohoku (Sendai) Earthquake and Tsunami, Room D. [Webstream]
April 1, 2011
The GeoCinema is running for a second year at the General Assembly with over 40 films being shown. The GeoCinema programme is online at the meeting site and a pdf with details of the films is available.
The GeoCinema is held in the GeoCinema room on the Yellow (Ground Floor) level (pdf floorplan), which is on your left as you enter the main entrance.
Monday, 04 Apr 2011
10:30–10:45 Inspection Exercise in Jordan & Listening for Nuclear Noise
12:00–12:45 Faces of Earth: Building the Planet
13:00–13:45 Faces of Earth: Shaping the Planet
14:00–15:00 Tipping Point
17:00–18:00 Ice Bound in Antarctica
18:15–18:30 Stefano Mancuso: The roots of plant intelligence
18:45–19:00 Greg Stone: Saving the ocean one island at a time
Tuesday, 05 Apr 2011
10:30–10:50 Drill Bits: Drilling into Lake Peten Itza (Guatemala) for paleoclimate studies on drill core, Scientific drilling into Lake Malawi (Malawi) for paleoclimate studies, Drilling through the San Andreas Fault at seismogenic depths and Scientific Drilling at Hawaii to investigate Hot Spot volcanism
11:00–11:45 Models and Reality, Alfred Wegener Medal Lecture by Prof. Pierre Morel
12:00–12:45 Faces of Earth: Assembling America
13:00–13:45 Faces of Earth: Human World
14:00–15:00 365 Days under Antarctic Ice
15:15–15:30 Ice Crystal, A Scientific Expedition Into the Heart of the Waterfall
15:45–16:15 The perfect eruption – Etna 2002-03
16:30–17:00 Where dinosaurs lived? Documenting Cretaceous Palaeoclimate
17:15–18:15 The Mystery of the Giant Crystals
18:30–19:00 Don’t call me earthquake
Wednesday, 06 Apr 2011
10:30–10:35 River Trip with family
10:38–10:58 Where dinosaurs lived? Documenting Cretaceous Palaeoclimate
11:01–11:06 Signs of Life on Mars
11:09–11:18 Deep Sea Observatories: Internet in the Ocean
11:18–11:27 Ocean Under Observation
11:30–11:45 EISCAT_3D, our window to geospace
12:00–12:30 Hidden Corals
12:45–13:00 The international charter on space and major disasters
13:15–13:30 Lee Hotz: Inside an Antarctic time machine
13:45–14:00 Rob Dunbar: Discovering ancient climates in oceans and ice
14:15–14:30 Michael Specter: The danger of science denial
14:45–15:15 IODP 318 Wilkes Land Expedition
15:30–15:45 Royal NIOZ, Fathoning the Sea
16:00–16:15 Rob Dunbar: Discovering ancient climates in oceans and ice
17:30–17:45 Future of Integrated Ocean Drilling
18:00–19:00 1755 The Lisbon Earthquake
Thursday, 07 Apr 2011
10:30–10:35 Drill Bits Drilling into Lake Peten Itza (Guatemala) for paleoclimate studies on drill core
10:35–10:40 Drill bits Scientific drilling into Lake Malawi (Malawi) for paleoclimate studies
10:40–10:45 Drill Bits Drilling through the San Andreas Fault at seismogenic depths
10:45–10:50 Drill Bits Scientific Drilling at Hawaii to investigate Hot Spot volcanism
11:00–11:45 Faces of Earth: Building the Planet
12:00–12:55 Science@ESA: Solar System, Siblings of Earth and the Moon and Titan
13:15–13:20 Huygens Probe: Landing on an Earth-like world
13:45–14:45 Tipping Point
15:00–15:10 Deep Sea Observatories: Internet in the Ocean
15:10–15:20 Ocean Under Observation
15:30–16:30 The Mystery of the Giant Crystals
16:45–17:15 Hidden Corals
17:30–17:35 River Trip with family
17:37–17:57 Where dinosaurs lived? Documenting Cretaceous Palaeoclimate
18:00–18:10 The international charter on space and major disasters
18:15–18:30 SNORTEX – Snow reflectance transition experiment
18:45–19:00 Earth System Trailer
Friday, 08 Apr 2011
10:30–11:30 365 Days under Antarctic Ice
11:45–12:15 IODP 318 Wilkes Land Expedition
12:30–13:30 Ice Bound in Antarctica
13:45–14:00 Ice Crystal, A Scientific Expedition Into the Heart of the Waterfall
14:15–14:30 We are prepared – Tsunami Early Warning System – Trailer 2008
14:45–15:15 The perfect eruption – Etna 2002-03
15:30–16:00 Don’t call me earthquake
16:15–17:15 1755 The Lisbon Earthquake