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Short courses at EGU 2014

1 Apr

This year there is a suite of super short courses to choose from at the General Assembly. You can supercharge your scientific skills, broaden your base in science communication and pick up tips on how to boost your career – be it in academia or outside. Here’s what’s in store at EGU 2014:

Supercharge your science – new techniques and dealing with data

Dealing with data. (Credit: OpenLearn LabSpace)

Dealing with data. (Credit: OpenLearn LabSpace)

Tips and tricks to boost your career

Looking for your next position? Pick up some skills at the EGU 2014 careers courses. (Source)

Looking for your next position? Pick up some skills at the EGU 2014 careers courses. (Source)

Science communication skills

Science communication short course at EGU 2013. (Credit: Sue Voice)

A science communication short course at EGU 2013. (Credit: Sue Voice)

The EGU General Assembly is taking place in Vienna, Austria from 27 April to 2 May. Check out the full session programme on the General  Assembly website. 

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).

Why choose a PICO session at EGU 2014?

1 Nov

Some of the sessions scheduled for the upcoming EGU General Assembly are PICO only sessions. This means that, rather than being oral or poster format, they involve Presenting Interactive COntent (PICO). The aim of these presentations is to highlight the essence of a particular research area – just enough to get the audience excited about a topic without overloading them with information.

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PICO sessions start with a series of 2 minute long presentations – one from each author. They can be a Power Point, a movie, an animation, or simply a PDF showing your research on a display. After the 2 minute talks, the audience can explore each presentation on touch screens, where authors are also available to answer questions and discuss their research in more detail.

This format combines the best of oral and poster presentations, allowing researchers to stand up be recognised for great research by making an oral contribution as well as discuss their work in detail and network with other participants.

See the General Assembly website for more information about PICO. You can also check out the short introductory video below:

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