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Announcing the winners of the EGU Photo Contest 2014!

2 May

The selection committee received over 200 photos for this year’s EGU Photo Contest, covering fields across the geosciences. Participants have been voting for their favourites throughout the week  and there are three clear winners. Congratulations to Trent Marwick, Velio Coviello and John Clemens – 2014’s fantastic photographers!

Star Trails in Rocky Mountain National Park by Trent Marwick (via

Stands of Time by Trent Marwick (via

Eventually water by Velio Coviello (via

Eventually water by Velio Coviello (via

Erosion Spider

Erosion Spider by John Clemens (via

Imaggeo is the EGU’s open access geosciences image repository. Photos uploaded to Imaggeo can be used by scientists, the press and the public provided the original author is credited. Photographers also retain full rights of use, as Imaggeo images are licensed and distributed by the EGU under a Creative Commons licence. You can submit your photos here.

At the Assembly: Friday highlights

2 May

The conference is coming to a close and there’s still an abundance of great sessions to attend! Here’s our guide to getting the most out of the conference on its final day. Boost this information with features from EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly – pick up a paper copy at the ACV entrance or download it here.

Be sure to attend today’s Alexander von Humboldt Medal Lecture by Pradeep Mujumdar, who will be discussing the hydrologic impacts of climate change and how we can quantify its uncertainties (ML4, 12:15 in R1).

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It’s your last chance to make the most of the networking opportunities at the General Assembly, so get on down to the poster halls and strike up a conversation. If you’re in the queue for coffee, find out what the person ahead is investigating – you never know when you might start building the next exciting collaboration! Here are some of today’s scientific highlights:

Our final Keynote Lecture in the Face of the Earth series will be on Space and the Earth. Join James Head in a journey from the Earth to outer space in R1 at 13:30. Shortly before you can find out the results of the EGU Photo Contest and Communicate Your Science Video Competition – they’ll be announced at the EGU Booth at 12:15.

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Following the success of this year’s theme, EGU 2015 will also have a theme: A Voyage Through Scales. This is an invitation to contem­plate the Earth’s extraordinary variability extending from milliseconds to its age and from microns to the size of the planet. The range of scales in space, in time – in space-time – is truly mindboggling. Join us on this adventure in Vienna next year!

What have you thought of the Assembly this week? Let us know at and help make EGU 2015 even better.

We hope you’ve had a wonderful week and look forward to seeing you in 2015!

Measuring the aurora (Credit: Cyril Simon Wedlund via

Measuring the aurora (Credit: Cyril Simon Wedlund via

The 2015 EGU General Assembly is taking place on 12–17 April 2015 in Vienna. Mark the dates on your calendar, and check in the next few months for updates.

Explore the Exhibition at EGU 2014!

1 May

Today is the last full day to visit the Exhibition at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly!

The Exhibition at EGU 2013 (Credit: Sue Voice)

The Exhibition at EGU 2013 (Credit: Sue Voice)

Exhibition booths for companies, publishers, scientific societies and many more are scattered throughout the Blue (basement), Yellow (ground floor), and Green (first floor) Levels of the Austria Center Vienna. See the General Assembly website for a full list of who’s attending and where to find them.

Make sure you don’t miss EGU and Friends in Hall X on the Blue Level, where you can find out more about the EGU and its partners!

More from the EGU 2013 Exhibition (Credit: Sue Voice)

More from the EGU 2013 Exhibition (Credit: Sue Voice)

At the Assembly: Thursday highlights

1 May

Welcome to the fourth day of General Assembly excitement! Once again the day is packed with great events for you to attend and here are just some of the sessions on offer. You can find out more about what’s on in EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly – grab a copy on your way in or download it here.

The first Union-wide session of the day focusses on the dynamics of the lithosphere, the ways sedimentary basins form and deformation processes that occur within tectonic plates (US2, 10:30–12:00 in R1). Today’s Keynote Lecture (KL6) by John Burrows is all about the atmosphere – tune in from 13:30 to 14:30 in B10, and online at

Atmosphere Of The Earth

Geoengineering is set to spark a debate later this afternoon in the second Great Debate of the week (GDB2). When the recent IPCC report suggested geoengineering may be needed to meet climate goals, the topic’s controversy was thrown into the spotlight. Today, a panel of scientitists tackle the question of whether or not geoengineering the climate is the way forward. Join in the discussion from 15:30 to 17:00 in Y1. You can also follow the debate online and on Twitter with #EGU14geng.

Today’s interdisciplinary highlights include sessions on…

Take the opportunity to expand your skills in one of today’s Short Courses:

EGU flags outside the conference centre. (Credit: Sue Voice)

EGU flags outside the conference centre. (Credit: Sue Voice)

There’s also a number of medal lectures on throughout the day – here’s a sample of what’s on offer:

What have you thought of the Assembly so far? Let us know at, or better yet, join in the Splinter Meeting on the future of scientific conferences (SPM1.24, 12:15-13:15) and share your views on what future EGU meetings should be like!

If you need a change of pace, stop by the Imaggeo Photo Exhibition beside the EGU Booth. You can vote for your favourite finalists there and – while you’re in the area – take the opportunity to meet your Division’s representatives in today’s Meet EGU appointments.

Have a lovely day!

Shallow cumulus clouds at sunrise. (Credit: Jennifer Small via

Shallow cumulus clouds at sunrise. (Credit: Jennifer Small via


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