Welcome back to the second day of the 2013 General Assembly! With so many excellent sessions, it isn’t easy selecting highlights, here’s just some of the great sessions on offer today. Make sure you complement this information with EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly, available both in paper and for download here.
Why not venture outside of your comfort zone and investigate some of the interdisciplinary sessions on at the Assembly? From Chernobyl to Fukushima: Development of the Geoscientists’ Knowledgebase (GI1.4/SSS6.11) PICO sessions will be on this morning, followed by oral sessions this afternoon. There’s also a great series of orals and posters on the occurrence of earthquake hazards on today (SM3.3/NH4.4) and for something less close to home, there’s the session on evolution in the Earth and other planetary bodies (GD6.1/GMPV11). Take a look at the oral and PICO sessions for this series here.
Find out more about the role and responsibility of geoscientists in natural hazards in today’s Geoethics and natural hazards series (NH9.8) and how we can better determine earthquake source processes in session SM2.5.
If you’re a young scientist, join the EGU Young Scientists Forum (12:15–13:15 / Room B1) over lunch – a buffet of sandwiches and soft drinks will be served.
A tethered balloon will be measuring the aerosol profile outside the front entrance of the conference centre during the coffee breaks (10:30 and 15:30) – you can watch the launch and check out the results, which will be displayed live on computer screens throughout the building.
Today’s Townhall Meetings, organised by conference participants, include the following:
- Future Earth – research for global sustainability (TM4) 19:00–20:00 / Room B6
- Shaping future climate research in Europe (TM1) 19:00–20:00 / Room B13
- IODP-ICDP Townhall meeting (TM2) 19:00–20:00 / Room B5
- JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) (TM11) 19:00–20:00 / Room B8
Finally, remember to take the opportunity to meet your Division’s representatives at the EGU Booth in today’s Meet EGU sessions and, if you’re in need of a break, head on over to GeoCinema, where you can kick back and relax with a geological film (10:30-19:00 daily in B13).
Have a great day!