The annual EGU General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event. It attracts over 11,000 scientists from all over the world, of which more than a quarter are students.
The meeting’s sessions, typically over 500, cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, as well as energy and resources. General Assemblies have around 4,500 oral presentations and over 9,000 posters.
Aside from Disciplinary Sessions, dealing with the topics covered by each Scientific Division, the meeting also features Union wide sessions such as Great Debates, Union Symposia (including the EGU Awards Ceremony), Medal Lectures, Short Courses, and Education and Outreach Symposia (such as the Geosciences Information For Teachers workshop, GIFT), to name a few.
Other features of the Assembly include a daily newsletter, EGU Today, which highlights sessions and events each day of the meeting, a GeoCinema, and a Job & Education Market. These and other activities, as well as the scientific sessions, are often highlighted on GeoLog, the EGU blog, and EGU social media channels, which see keen presence during the Assembly.
The EGU also hosts journalists and organises press conferences in a dedicated Press Centre at the meeting.