Welcome to the third and middle day of the 2012 General Assembly! There are yet again plenty of events open to all Union members today, some of them highlighted below. Be sure to complement this information with EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly, available both in paper and for download here.
Today features the first of two Great Debates, where big contemporary issues relevant to the EGU are broken down by expert panelists in front of a live audience. Today’s debate is entitled Open science and the future of publishing (Room 20, 13:30-15:00) and will critically examine Open Access publishing [Webstreaming].
Another special session today is the Union Symposium photo exhibition dedicated to last year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Entitled A Catfish Sleeps – Tohoku, photographs in Japan 2009-2011: before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake (Room 11, 17:30-19:00), this promises to be a moving tribute to the devastating force by which natural hazards can devastate human communities.
Today also features a busy schedule of Medal Lectures (including one by Michael Ghil, which is being webstreamed) as well as Townhall Meetings on the International Venus Exploration Focus Group (VEXAG) (Room 2, 19:00-20:00), the Deep Sea Frontier (Room 6, 19:00-20:00), the Future Internet: Opportunities and Challenges for the Geo-sciences community (Room 7, 19:00-20:00), and The Kuafu mission: exploring the Sun-Earth connection (Room 4, 19:00-20:00).
Finally, remember to take the opportunity to meet your Division’s representatives in the day’s Meet EGU sessions and, as always, GeoCinema (10:30-18:45 daily in the GeoCinema Room) welcomes you with open arms.
Have a great day!