In today’s changing world we need to tap the potential of every talented mind to develop solutions for a sustainable future. The existence of under-representation of different groups (cultural, national and gender) remains a reality across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM fields) around the world, including the geosciences. This Union Symposium will focus on remaining obstacles that contribute to these imbalances, with the goal of identifying best practices and innovative ideas to overcome obstacles.
US4: 14:00–18:00 Room E1
In October 2018, the IPCC published its special report on impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C. Another recent study suggests that the planet could pass an irreversible threshold into a so called “Hothouse Earth” state for a temperature increase of as low as 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. How close are we to one or more critical thresholds? Is there time to avert passing one or more of them? These are some of the questions we will debate in this session, with Myles Allen, Sabine Fuss, Erica Hope, and Linda Steg.
GDB1: 10:45–12:30 Room E1
The ever more challenging work environments and increasing pressures on Early Career Scientists put a big strain on researchers, which can lead to neglected mental wellbeing and develop into more serious mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression. In this debate we will discuss: How ECS can take control of their mental wellbeing and prioritise this in the current research environment? And what support would ECS like to see from organisations like EGU or their employers?
GDB3: 19:00–20:30 Room E1
The EGU is not just a conference! In addition to organising an annual General Assembly, the EGU publishes a number of open-access journals, organises topical meetings, honours scientists with awards and medals, and has a range of education and outreach activities. Want to find out more? Some of the EGU’s committees are having public meetings at this year’s General Assembly, to tell EGU members more about what we do and get feedback.
Outreach Public Committee Meeting (EGU33): Thu, 12:45–13:45 Room 1.61
Education Public Committee Meeting (EGU35): Thu, 12:45–13:45 Room L4/5
Topical Events Public Committee Meeting (EGU34): Fri, 12:45–13:45 Room L2
Geodiversity and geoheritage provide essential links to other natural- and social-science disciplines and give geosciences a voice to the greater public and to local to global governance. This session, co-sponsored by JpGU, aims to highlight the hottest issues and challenges in these fields.
ITS3.9/GM6.1/ERE7.4/GMPV7.15/SSS13.29: Orals / 14:00–18:00 Room N1
Posters / Fri, 08:30–10:15 Hall X2
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations Development Programme. This session will feature contributions discussing the relevance of fields of research disciplines covered by EGU, and how they can inform and support society government bodies, and stakeholders for the SDGs.
ITS3.5/PS1.6/BG1.47/CL3.11/ERE1.3/HS11.25: PICOs / 16:15–18:00 PICO spot 4
The southeast Atlantic off the African south western coast is the location for interactions between aerosols, clouds, and radiation ultimately affecting climate. This session features studies that present new observations and modelling of aerosols, radiation and clouds over the southeast Atlantic and adjacent continental regions.
AS1.41: Orals / 08:30–10:15 Room 0.49
Posters / 10:45–12:30 Hall X5
Scientific drilling through the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) continues to provide unique opportunities to investigate the workings of the interior of our planet, Earth’s cycles, natural hazards and the distribution of subsurface microbial life. This session features recent scientific results from drilling projects.
SSP1.2: Orals / 08:30–12:30 Room 0.31
Posters / 16:15–18:00 Hall X1
This session seeks to integrate paleoseismic, geomorphic, geodetic, geophysical, and seismologic datasets to provide a comprehensive understanding of the earthquake cycle in low-strain regions.
TS5.4: Orals / 16:15–18:00 Room K2
Posters / Fri, 10:45–12:30 Hall X2
This session features diverse tidal research, including on the accuracy of present-day coastal, regional and global tide models, tidal dissipation, and the role of tides in geophysics. The session is also intended to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Liverpool Tidal Institute.
OS4.2: Orals / 16:15–18:00 Room 1.85
Posters / Fri, 08:30–10:15 Hall X4
The InSight mission to Mars landed in Elysium Planitia on November 26. This session provides initial results from Mars, status reports of instrument deployment and relevant pre-landing science.
PS1.4: Orals / 14:00–18:00 Room L3, Fri, 08:30–10:15 Room L3
Posters / Fri, 10:45–12:30 Hall X4
Many regions of the Earth, from crust to core, exhibit anisotropic fabrics which can reveal much about geodynamic processes in the subsurface. The aim of this session is to bring together scientists working on different aspects of anisotropy to provide a comprehensive overview of the field.
GD7.2: Orals / 16:15–18:00 Room D1
Posters / 08:30–10:15 Hall X2
This session encourages critical reflection on science communication practices and provides an opportunity for communicators to share best practice and experiences with evaluation and research in this field.
EOS4.1: Orals / 08:30–12:30, 14:00–18:00 Room L7
Posters / Fri, 08:30–10:15 Hall X4
Join us to help put some of the world’s most vulnerable places on the map. A mapathon is a mapping marathon, where we get together to contribute to OpenStreetMap, the world’s free map. No experience is necessary: just bring your laptop and we will provide the training.
SCA2: 19:00–20:30 Room L4/5
In this townhall we will give information on measures taken so far by the EGU to reduce the environmental footprint of its General Assembly. We will also solicit suggestions for ways forward to further reduce the carbon footprint of the conference.
TM4: 19:00–20:00 Room -2.47
EGU booth Hall X2
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