vEGU21: Gather Online Thursday, 22 April 2021

Highlights at a glance

  • 09:00 – GDB5: Bullying in Academia: towards creating a healthy and safe working environment
  • 11:30 – DM13: Division meeting for Hydrological Sciences (HS)
  • 11:30 – DM16: Division meeting for Ocean Sciences (OS)
  • 13:30 – DM8: Division meeting for Geodesy (G)
  • 13:30 – DM11: Division meeting for Geomorphology (GM)
  • 13:30 – DM15: Division meeting for Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP)
  • 15:00 – GDB3: Improving Research Software in the Geosciences
  • 17:00 – NET: ACP & NHESS Journal Anniversary
  • 18:00 – NET9: CL – ECS event
  • 18:00 – NET15: GMPVECS event
  • 18:00 – NET35: NP – ECS event
  • 19:00 – NET31: G – all division members
Group talk, credit: Tumisu via Pixabay
Group talk, credit: Tumisu via Pixabay

Bullying in Academia: towards creating a healthy and safe working environment

Being bullied or harassed at your workspace has a tremendous impact on both your professional and personal wellbeing. But can you identify the acts and behaviours classified as bullying and harassment? How do we stop harmful behaviours, and what do institutions need to do to create a healthy and safe work environment? In this Great Debate, we raise awareness of the harmful effects of bullying and harassment in academia, provide clarity around this complex matter, and encourage people to speak up and take action against it. Through round-table discussions, we will talk about what is needed to create a safe and inclusive work environment for all.

GDB5: 09:00 –10:30

Credit: geralt via Pixabay
Credit: geralt via Pixabay

Improving Research Software in the Geosciences

Although geoscience research often uses research software, there are differing views on the importance and role of this software on science. A growing community argues that research software is not merely a by-product of science; instead, the effective and sustainable development of research software needs a skillset and resources beyond current academic education or management plans. This Great Debate will begin with statements from a panel of stakeholders, followed by a spirited discussion of the questions, problems, challenges, and opportunities around research software in the geosciences. It is a topic that concerns every researcher who uses computers, and those EGU members considering using research software.

GDB3: 15:00 –16:30

Award Lectures
Natural Hazards

  • 10:33MAL15b Sergey Soloviev Medal Lecture 2021: Fausto Guzzetti
  • 11:15MAL15b NH Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture 2021: Maria Pregnolato
  • 11:48MAL15b Plinius Medal Lecture 2020: Claire Horwell

MAL15b: 10:30 –12:30

Planetary and Solar System Sciences & Solar-Terrestrial Sciences

  • 11:00MAL1c Jean Dominique Cassini Medal Lecture 2020: Pascale Ehrenfreund
  • 12:00MAL1c Arne Richter Award for Outstanding ECS Lecture 2020: Beatriz Sanchez-Cano
  • 13:30MAL1c Jean Dominique Cassini Medal Lecture 2021: Janet G Luhmann
  • 14:30MAL1c Arne Richter Award for Outstanding ECS Lecture 2021: Mateja Dumbovic

MAL1c: 11:00 –15:00


  • 15:05MAL9 Vening Meinesz Medal Lecture 2020: Willi Freeden
  • 15:55MAL9 Vening Meinesz Medal Lecture 2021: Christopher Jekeli

MAL9: 15:00 –17:00

U.S. Science and Engineering Festival, credit: NASA/Joel Kowsy via flickr
U.S. Science and Engineering Festival, credit: NASA/Joel Kowsy via flickr

Outreach: how to get your science out there?

Outreach is becoming more and more relevant and often is required by funding agencies, which often means engaging with the non-scientific public and a wider audience. There are many ways to do this, from blogging and vlogging, to using social media, to participating as a speaker at local science festivals. In this Short Course, we’ll provide practical examples of different outreach activities along with tips and suggestions to help you formulate an outreach idea based on your research activity. Look for the “Outreach – get your science out there! – Meet the speakers” pop-up event in the related programme section to talk further with the speakers!

SC3.2: 10:00 –11:00

More Short Courses

  • 09:00 – SC5.1: Data Visualization in Earth Science
  • 10:00 – SC4.4: Foundations and Perspectives of Geoethics for Earth, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
  • 10:00 – SC4.14: An interdisciplinary approach to Forecasting and Early Warning Systems
  • 14:30 – SC4.3: Seismology 101
  • 14:30 – SC5.2: Satellite image processing using Python programming
  • 16:00 – SC4.6: Solving differential equations in parallel with Julia
  • 16:00 – SC5.8: Spatio-temporal trend analysis of spatial climate data (temp. & rainfall) using Python

Award Lectures
Hydrological Sciences

  • 15:00MAL14b John Dalton Medal Lecture 2020: Amilcare Porporato
  • 15:45MAL14b John Dalton Medal Lecture 2021: Brian Berkowitz
  • 16:30MAL14b HS Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture 2021: Matteo Giuliani

MAL14b: 15:00 –17:00

Ocean Sciences

  • 15:00MAL17 Fridtjof Nansen Medal Lecture 2020: Richard Greatbatch
  • 15:45MAL17 OS Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture 2021: Marilena Oltmanns
  • 16:05MAL17 Fridtjof Nansen Medal Lecture 2021: Richard Lampitt

MAL17: 15:00 –16:50

EGU is celebrating our 2020 and 2021 awardees on Earth Day!
EGU is celebrating our 2020 and 2021 awardees on Earth Day!

EGU awards: special Earth Day edition!

This Earth Day, join us in celebrating the achievements of our EGU medal and award winners across the globe! To honour the 2020 and 2021 awardees, we’ve created a special celebration video featuring EGU President Helen Glaves and Vice-President Alberto Montanari, along with a specially built medal and awards website page to share links to the award lectures (both live and on-demand), citations, and the winners’ acceptance speeches. The link to the special celebration video and website page will appear in the programme and on the EGU website on Thursday, 22 April, at 17:00 CEST. We hope you’ll be inspired by the wonderful science, as well as the stories, of these remarkable Earth, planetary, and space science researchers!


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