Welcome to the 2012 General Assembly! This is the first full day of sessions, including many of interest to all Union members. Be sure to complement this information with EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly, available both in paper and for download here.
Of particular importance today is the Union’s Plenary Meeting (UM8) at 12:15 in Room D, a forum for all Assembly attendants to discuss the development of the Union in front of the Union Council. A free lunch buffet (sandwiches and soft drinks) will be served. In addition, today features four Medal Lectures, given by EGU medal winners José Torrent (Room 3, 10:30–11:30), Lieven Clarissse (Room 4, 10:30–11:30), Mike Lockwood (Room 24, 13:30–14:30), and Encarnación Ruiz-Agudo (Room 31, 14:00–14:30). Another highlight of the day is the Union Symposium, which focuses on the 4D Topography Evolution in Europe: Uplift, Subsidence and Sea Level Change (TOPO-EUROPE) programme (13:30-15:30 in Room D).
Today also features the first round of Townhall Meetings, forums open to all conference participants at which new initiatives or decisions are announced to a larger audience following an open discussion on the matter raised. The day’s topics are Complexity Education in the Geosciences, European Research Council: Funding Opportunities, Education in the Space Sciences and Space Weather: Schools, and Academia and Industry.
Finally, remember to take the opportunity to meet your Division’s representatives in the day’s Meet EGU sessions and, if you’ve had enough of the formalities, kick back and relax at the continuously running GeoCinema (10:30-18:45 daily in the GeoCinema Room).
Have a great day!