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Presenting at the Assembly: A quick ‘how to’ from the EGU

27 Mar

The schedule is out, presentation slots have been assigned and it’s time to start thinking about putting yours together. Whether you have an oral, poster or PICO slot, we have a suite of simple guidelines to get you ready for the conference!

Orals

The guidelines for oral presentations are online. All oral presentations should have the dimensions 4:3 and last about 12 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions. Oral presentations take place over four 90-minute time blocks. Make sure you’re in the presentation room approximately 30 minutes before your time block starts, so your presentation can be uploaded or so you can connect your laptop to the system. There will be a lecture room assistant to help you get everything ready.

Future Earth presentation at EGU 2013. (Credit: Sue Voice)

Future Earth presentation at EGU 2013. (Credit: Sue Voice)

Posters

Guidelines for poster presentations are also online. Importantly, the poster boards landscape and are 197 cm by 100 cm. Posters should be hung between 08:00 and 09:00 on the day of your scheduled poster presentation using tape available from roaming student assistants.  Please retrieve your poster at the end of the day (between 19:00 and 19:30). Those that are not collected will be disposed of. By the start of the Assembly, EGU will have sent your  Authors in Attendance Time – during this time, you must be present at your display.

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An outstanding poster from EGU 2013. (Credit: Müller, A. and Nèvir, P., 2013)

PICOs

Last year we introduced a new kind of presentation: Presenting Interactive COntent (PICO). The guidelines for PICO presentations are available online. PICO sessions combine the best of oral and poster presentations. Every PICO author presents their slides in a “2 minutes madness”. After these short presentations, all attendees have enough time to watch the presentation again on interactive screens and hold discussions with the author and other attendees. These presentations are shown on widescreens, so your presentation will need to have the dimensions 16:9.

Time Blocks

Timetabling at the General Assembly is organised into the following time blocks:

  • TB1 08:30–10:00
  • TB2 10:30–12:00
  • TB3 13:30–15:00
  • TB4 15:30–17:00
  • TB5 17:30–19:00 (not on Friday)

There is free tea and coffee available in the poster halls in the breaks between TB1 & TB2 and TB3 & TB4, and wine available during TB5.

No-shows

If you already know that your abstract will not be presented, you are kindly requested to withdraw your corresponding abstract as soon as possible.

EGU 2014 General Assembly programme now online!

13 Mar

The EGU General Assembly 2014 programme is available here. Take a look and – if you haven’t already – register for the conference by 31 March to make the early registration rates!

The scientific programme of this year’s General Assembly includes Union SymposiaInterdivision SessionsEducational and Outreach Symposia, as well as oral, poster and PICO sessions covering the full spectrum of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The Keynote and Medal LecturesGreat Debates in the GeosciencesShort CoursesTownhall Meetings, and Splinter Meetings complete the overall programme.

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There are several ways to access the programme, so you can explore the sessions with ease:

  • Browse by day & time: view the oral, poster and PICO sessions by their time and location, each sorted chronologically by conference day, time block and programme group
  • Browse by session: view the scientific sessions and their oral, poster and PICO sub-sessions by programme group
  • Personal programme: a great tool to generate your own personal programme, just select the specific presentations or sessions you’re interested in to create your own personal schedule
  • Papers of special interest: take a look at the abstracts that were selected by their respective session conveners to be of interest to the press & media

Want more ways to browse the programme? We’ll be releasing the EGU 2014 mobile app closer to the conference, stay tuned!

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna for the General Assembly (27 April – 2 May 2014).

Registration for the EGU 2014 General Assembly is open!

12 Dec

The EGU General Assembly brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting that covers all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. This year, the conference will have a theme: The Face of the Earth. Much like a human face, our planet exhibits a huge diversity of shapes and forms. This theme aims to celebrate that diversity in geoscience processes – from the core of the Earth to interplanetary space.

EGU 2014 will be held in Vienna from 27 April – 2 May 2014, where established scientists and early career researchers alike will be able to present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of the geosciences.

Early registration for the conference is open until 31 March 2014 – you can register online on the General Assembly website. Note that EGU members benefit from reduced member rates; to become a member, go to www.egu.eu/membership/, where you can both become a new member, or renew your EGU membership.

Outside the conference centre. (Credit: Sue Voice)

Outside the conference centre. (Credit: Sue Voice)

You can get a feel for the great geoscience that will be discussed at the meeting by browsing through the EGU 2014 sessions. Clicking on ‘please select’ will allow you to search for sessions by Programme Group, where you will be able to view the sessions in more detail and submit an abstract to its relevant session. Abstract submission is open until 16 January 2014 (13:00 CET).

For more information about the General Assembly, please see the EGU 2014 website.

Call for abstracts: The 9th Alexander von Humboldt Conference

26 Nov

The Alexander von Humboldt Conference is part of the EGU’s Topical Conference Series, and will be taking place in Istanbul, Turkey (24 – 28 March 2014). The aim of the meeting is to open a forum on natural hazard events that have a high impact and a large destructive potential, focussing on the Euro-Mediterranean Region in particular.

The theme for the conference can be broken down into nine broad areas:

  • Physical and Probabilistic Approaches to Earthquakes
  • Physics and Characterisation of Tsunamis
  • Monitoring and Risk of Volcanic Hazards
  • Hydro-Meteorological Hazards
  • Other High Impact Mediterranean Hazards (e.g., asteroid impacts, wildfires, terrigenous and submarine landslides, flooding, storm surges)
  • Complexity Analysis Approaches to Natural Hazards
  • Loss Models and Risk Assessment for Natural Catastrophes
  • What constitutes a prediction, what does not? Good Practice when Proposing Predictions of Natural Hazards
  • Communications and Education of Natural Hazard Knowledge  in the Mediterranean Region to Policy Makers, Students and the Public

In addition to the broad scientific topics, the conference will address risk assessment, communicating with the public and policymakers, and what is appropriate good practice when proposing natural hazard “predictions”.

You can submit your abstract to any one of the topics listed above until 31 January 2014. You can  register for the conference here.

Looking out over the Bosphorus from the conference location – great science and a great view! (Credit: Ali Ozgun Konca)

Looking out over the Bosphorus from the conference location – great science and a great view! (Credit: Ali Ozgun Konca)

To find out more about the 9th Alexander von Humboldt Conference: High Impact Natural Hazards Related to the Euro-Mediterranean Region, please see the conference website.

Update (07/01/13): Abstract submission and registration deadline extended to 31 January 2014.

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