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About EGU Overview

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European Geosciences Union


The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe. With our partner organisations worldwide, we foster fundamental geoscience research, alongside applied research that addresses key societal and environmental challenges. Our vision is to realise a sustainable and just future for humanity and for the planet.

It is a non-profit international union of scientists with about 19,500 members from all over the world. Membership is open to individuals who are professionally engaged in or associated with geosciences and planetary and space sciences and related studies, including students and retired seniors.

The EGU publishes a number of diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open access format, and organises topical meetings, and education and outreach activities. It also honours scientists with a number of awards and medals. The annual EGU General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 21,000 scientists from all over the world in the year 2024. The meeting’s sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, as well as energy and resources.

The EGU was established in September 2002 as a merger of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and the European Union of Geosciences (EUG), and has headquarters in Munich, Germany.

EGU at a glance



  • 19 peer-reviewed open access journals and a number of other publications
  • Over 26,500 authors from over 120 countries in 2023
  • Over 3,000 papers (almost 60,000 pages) published in 2023
  • Free access to all articles
  • Interactive public peer-review & discussion
  • Signatory of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access 2003 and Open Access 2020


Outreach and Education

News and policy

Early career scientists

General contact

EGU Executive Office

EGU - European Geosciences Union e.V.
Philippe Courtial
Kastenbauerstr. 2
81677 Munich
Phone +49-89-2050-76300
Fax +49-89-2050-76399

EGU Press & Media

EGU - European Geosciences Union e.V.
Asmae Ourkiya
Kastenbauerstr. 2
81677 Munich
Phone +49-89-2050-76340