April 7, 2011
Items from the European Geosciences Union General Assembly are featured prominently on the BBC’s Science and Environment pages.
The current top story is about “Thuderstorms numbers calculated”
(link). The top story for some time yesterday (Wednesday) was Climate ‘fix’ may warm, not cool, again directly related to research presented at the EGU General Assembly.
If you spot other news stories about EGU General Assembly in paper, online or other media, please let us know in the comments.
April 5, 2011
It’s been ten years since the launch of the first interactive open access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, followed by a growing number of EGU open access journals covering most fields of geoscience.
A combination of traditional peer review and interactive and public discussion on the internet assures efficient scientific exchange and top quality. High submission rates and impact factors confirm the high value and visibility of the publications, which continue to grow rapidly.
To celebrate the success and achievements of the EGU open access journals, the EGU publications committee and journal editors would like to invite you all to have a drink at the reception tonight!
The reception will be held Tuesday 5 Apr, 19:00, Foyer E (Yellow Level – Ground Floor).
Further information about (interactive) open access publishing at EGU can be found online.
March 12, 2011
The latest edition of NHESS (Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences) features a post-face by Münch et al. summarising the special issue which has 22 peer-reviewed papers concerning the GITEWS (German Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System) project.
Münch et al. (2011) state how the idea for the special issue of NHESS was formulated at the EGU General Assembly in 2009. The papers cover all aspects of the GITEWS project including the project framework, seismology, ocean instrumentation, GPS, the warning centre, modelling, capacity building, and system integration.
At the EGU General Assembly 2011 a DVD: “We are prepared” will be shown as part of the Geocinema .
Citation: Münch, U.,Rudloff, A. and Lauterjung, J. (2011) Postface “The GITEWS Project – results, summary and outlook”, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 11(3): 765-769. doi:10.5194/nhess-11-765-2011
Note: this blogpost was written before the 11 March earthquake of magnitue 8.9 near Sendai, Japan, hence the delayed posting.