This session, with Former Italian Prime Minister and EU Commissioner Mario Monti and Former Italian Parliamentarian Ilaria Capua, will focus on science and politics with a global perspective, and the impact of populism on European integrity and scientific research. Mario Monti is currently President of Bocconi University in Milan and a lifetime member of the Italian Senate, while Ilaria Capua is a full professor at the University of Florida in the US and director of the One Health Center of Excellence. During the conversation, the panelists will present their vision with two 15-minute talks that will be followed by 20 minutes dedicated to questions from the audience and answers.
SCS1: 12:45–14:00 Room E1
Assessments of scientists and their institutions tend to focus on easy-to-measure metrics related to research outputs such as publications, citations, and grants. However, there is a growing need for scientists to communicate, engage, and work directly with the public and policy makers, and practice open scholarship. How can we fairly value and credit these harder-to-measure, less tangible contributions, compared to the favoured metrics? And how can we shift the emphasis away from the ‘audit culture’ towards measuring performance and excellence? This session, co-sponsored by AGU and JpGU, will present a distinguished panel of stakeholders discussing how to implement and institutionalise these changes.
GDB4: 10:45–12:30 Room E1
Celebrate the 2019 EGU awardees, medallists, and grant winners at the EGU Award Ceremony (PCN3) at 17:30–20:00 in Room E1.
This session includes transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary contributions on the significance, usefulness and application of the term ‘Anthropocene’, as well as case studies including proposals on possible GSSPs (Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point) for a definition of the Anthropocene as part of the Geological Time Scale.
ITS5.1/SSP2.1/CL3.01/GM6.7/SSS13.32: Orals / 16:15–18:00 Room N1
Posters / 14:00–15:45 Hall X1
The session investigate how massive volcanism and meteorite impacts may have caused mass extinctions and global environmental crises.
SSP2.4: Orals / 08:30–12:30 Room G2
Posters / Thu, 08:30–10:15 Hall X1
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a safe, advanced, non-destructive and non-invasive imaging technique that can be effectively used for inspecting the subsurface as well as natural and human-made structures. This session aims at bringing together scientists, engineers, industrial delegates and end-users working in all GPR areas, ranging from fundamental electromagnetics to the numerous fields of applications.
GI4.1: Orals / 08:30–12:30 Room 0.96
Posters / 14:00–15:45 Hall X1
The session will provide the opportunity for discussing with policy makers and addressing the necessary skills to facilitate the uptake of science in policy formulation and implementation: for instance, how science influences policy and policies impact science? How scientists can provide easily digestible pieces of evidence to policy-makers? What are the key gaps in joining science to feasible policy solutions in the water sector? How can we use knowledge to improve policy, and vice-versa? It includes an invited talk by Günter Blöschl (Centre for Water Resource Systems, Vienna University of Technology).
HS1.2.1: Orals / 14:00–15:45 Room C
Posters / 16:15–18:00 Hall A
The objective of this session is to showcase research on the mutual evolutionary relationships between Earth surface processes and biota in arid to hyper-arid systems, where both biota and Earth surface process are severely and predominantly limited by the availability of water.
GM5.3: Orals / 08:30–12:30, 14:00–15:45 Room 0.31
Posters / Thu, 10:45–12:30 Hall X2
This session, co-sponsored by AGU, EAG, and JpGU, will explore reasons for the under-representation of different groups (cultural, national and gender) by welcoming debate among scientists, decision-makers and policy analysts in the geosciences. It will focus on both obstacles that contribute to under-representation and on best practices and innovative ideas to remove those obstacles.
EOS6.1: Orals / 14:00–15:45 Room L8
Posters / 10:45–12:30 Hall X4
Games can be powerful tools for public engagement in the geosciences, This session is a chance to share experiences and best practice with using games to communicate geosciences. It will be followed by a Geoscience Games Night, where participants will get the chance to try games features in the session, or bring their own geoscience game to play and socialise.
After the successful launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe (PSP) mission on August 12, 2018, the spacecraft will gradually reduce its distance to the Sun over the next years. This session features contributions on research addressed to the exploration of our near-Sun environment, including first observations from PSP.
ST1.4: Orals / 10:45–12:30 Room L3
Posters / Thu, 14:00–15:45 Hall X4
The session deals with the documentation and modelling of the tectonic, deformation and geodetic features of any type of volcanic area, on Earth and in the Solar System.
GMPV5.1: Orals / 10:45–12:30, 14:00–18:00 Room D1
Posters / Thu, 16:15–18:00 Hall X2
EGU booth Hall X2
Morgane Merlin and Giorgo Skretis are this year’s EGU General Assembly artists in residence. Follow their work live in Foyer D (Brown Level -2/basement) or online on the EGU blog or social media (hashtag #EGUart). Participants will also be able to take part in short courses organised by Merlin and Skretis: ‘Get creative! Sketching and drawing (your) science’ (SC2.13: today, 19:00–20:00 Room -2.16) and ‘Sculpt your Research’ (SC2.14: tomorrow, 19:00–20:00 Room -2.32).
Regardless of when your poster attendance time is, remember that you can keep your poster up all day (8:30-19h)! You can even discuss your research by your poster during the networking time slot at the end of the day.
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