“The world is crying out for a new model of leadership, but what is it?” One woman thinks she has the answer. Australian CEO and ‘dreamer’ Fabian Dattner, leads an international group of 76 female scientists on an Antarctic voyage designed to transform them “into the sort of leaders they want to be.” Her hope is that once these women are primed to lead in science, they will be able to make meaningful change around the world. But on board Dattner’s own leadership style and philosophy are both severely tested, as the women’s deeply personal stories of workplace harassment and more are revealed. Set against the planet’s last untouched wilderness, The Leadership delivers an altogether unexpected and original reflection on what it takes to be a good leader, while unearthing the profoundly troubling systemic obstacles to women’s advancement in science and beyond.
This special screening of the Leadership film has been organsied by the EDI Committee of EGU and is paired with today’s Union Symposia 1 ‘Changing the Faces of Leadership within the Geosciences. If you cannot join us onsite for the screening, you can stream it online by following the link in the session description.
NET1: 13:20–41:50 (CEST) Room E1
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption was among the largest in recent decades, generating a convective column that rapidly ascended well into the stratosphere. This interdisciplinary late-breaking session features research from all disciplines involved in local and global observations of this eruption and its effects, including remote sensing observations and modelling as well as hazard assessment and estimation of damage and long-term consequences.
ITS3.6/SM1.2/AS4/GMPV10/NH/OS4 Presentations: 08:30–11:47 (CEST) Room N1
Snow constitutes a freshwater resource for over a billion of people world-wide. This session focuses on studies linking the use of remote sensing of seasonal snow in hydrological applications: techniques and data from different technologies such as time-lapse imagery, laser scanners, radar, optical photography, thermal and hyperspectral technologies, or other new applications, to quantify and better understand snow characteristics and snow environmental effects.
HS6.4/CR2 Presentations: 17:00–18:27 (CEST) Room 2.31
This session tries to answer key questions about COVID-19 and share lessons from lockdowns, including how to get the best scientific results during a corona pandemic, how to manage field works, geophysical monitoring and planetary missions, and how to introduce qualitative improvements in epidemic modelling, with nonlinear, stochastic, and complex system science approaches.
ITS3.5/NP3.1/AS4/BG8/CL3.2/ESSI4/GI1/NH8 Presentations: 15:55–18:30 (CEST) Room N1
Processes responsible for formation and development of the early Earth (> 2500Ma) are not well understood and strongly debated, reflecting in part the poorly preserved, altered, and incomplete nature of the geological record from this time. This session features presentations on new approaches and models for the development of Earth’s early crust and mantle and their methods of interaction to understand the genesis and evolution of continental crust and the stabilization of cratons.
GD4.1/BG5/GMPV3/PS10 Presentations: 15:55–18:17 (CEST) Room -2.91
Share novel sensors, bring in your prototypes and unlock the latest in hydrology, plant physiology, seismology, remote sensing, and ecology, among others. This session introduces new sensor systems, innovative data storage or transmission solutions to send data from the field with LoRa, WIFI, GSM, and initiatives like Open-Sensing.org that aid the creation and sharing of sensors, data acquisition and transmission systems.
HS1.2.1/BG2/CL5.2 Presentations: 13:20–14:50 (CEST) Room 3.29/30
Despite being traditionally rooted in engineering, research progress in hydrology has lately benefited from the perspective shift towards Earth System (ES) Science. The IAHS Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) highlights the need for improved research collaboration across diverse systems, scales & processes of geosciences. However, translation of research into delivery of national hydrological & meteorological services remains low and ineffective. This Great Debate will discuss several issues related to these topics in order to catalyze the future evolution of hydrology in support of integrated (geo)science-practice-policy-education development.
GDB5: 17:00–18:30 (CEST) Room E1
This session combines 35 years (> halftime of Cesium 137) monitoring data after the Chernobyl Accident in 1986, 10 years dense measurement data by the most advanced instrumentation after the Fukushima Accident in 2011, and other events, to improve our knowledgebase on the environmental behaviour of radioactive material, its environmental and biological impact.
GI2.3/AS4/BG1/ERE1/ESSI4/GM12/NH8/OS4/SSS7 Presentations: 08:30–11:05 (CEST) Room 0.51
New Space & Commercialisation in EO
The exponential growth of the commercial dimension touches all space sectors, with a strong push on the EO commercial market. While still largely relying on government funding and investments, commercialisation is progressing rapidly.The panel will focus on the entrepreneurial journey of leading actors in the New Space ecosystem, the challenges and the lesson learned as well as the present and future role of ESA in the scaling up of the business.
EO National Missions, Strategy and Programmes
Representatives from various national space agencies present their current Earth observation programmes as well as their strategy for the future.
Living Planet Talks: The Earth Observation NewSpace ecosystem
Shaped to improve the public’s understanding of New Space, the Living Planet Talks will include a range of presentations and discussions on this multifaceted topic. The speakers will not only focus on new technology, but also on sustainability, policy, business, ethics and scientific aspects, with the overriding focus on new downstream applications and commercialisation possibilities thanks to the Earth observation space sector.
Watch New Space & Commercialisation in EO: 09.00-10.30 (CEST) live in Hall A
Watch EO National Missions, Strategy and Programmes: 13.30-15.15 (CEST) live in Hall A
Watch Living Planet Talks: The Earth Observation NewSpace ecosystem: 17.00-19.00 (CEST) live in Hall A
JpGU2 High-Definition Topographic Data for Connectivity in the Anthropocene
Recent technical developments have enabled us to acquire high-definition topographic and geophysical data for geoscientific research, including land surface processes, subsurface structures, submarine/aerial environments, and geo-ecological interactions. Such high-definition or high-resolution data are particularly useful for studies on landscape developments in a relatively short-term (decadal to millennial time scales), which are often assessed with a concept of connectivity in spatial and temporal contexts. In this session, we expect submissions on topics challenging the issues of connectivity in the Anthropocene, the most recent geological era of the Earth affected by human activities. A range of topics would fit the session framework, including theoretical works, data acquisition, pre- and post-processing, extensive data preservation and archiving, statistical analysis, physical modeling, machine learning, and numerical simulation. The methodological approaches may include, but are not limited to, laser scanning (Lidar), photogrammetry (SfM), GNSS precise positioning, SAR interferometry, multi-beam sonar, ground-penetrating radar, geomagnetic/electromagnetic sensors, and multi/hyperspectral sensors, based on terrestrial (fixed or mobile), aerial (UAV or manned airborne), or satellite platforms.
Further details on the JpGU website
JpGU2 08:30–10:00 (CEST) in Hall X5
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