The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly expedited the evolution of scientific conferences, as numerous learned societies were forced to organize virtual meetings. EGU has thus needed to very rapidly change the format of the 2020 General Assembly from a traditional in-person meeting to “Sharing Geoscience online”, and organize vEGU21 as a fully virtual meeting, while EGU22 is the first hybrid meeting in the history of the Union. This Union Symposium will bring together meeting organizers and members of the community who have presented thoughts about future meetings to reflect on the required and desired evolution of scientific conferences, with a focus on the geosciences.
US3: 13:20–16:40 (CEST) Room E1
How can geosciences address global anthropogenic changes, such as climate change, hazards and risks, natural resources exploitation? And where do ethics fit in? These fundamental questions are posed and discussed in this session co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), CIPSH – International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences, and IUGS – International Union of Geological Sciences.
EOS4.1 Presentations / 13:20–16:34 (CEST) Room 1.14
Data is at the backbone of our research discussions, conclusions and solutions to problems nature presents us with, but one of the greatest challenges pertaining to analytical research is to collate, store and make these data publicly available in standardised and machine-accessible form. This Great Debate puts the questions, problems, challenges and opportunities around geoanalytical research data to the center stage at EGU, a topic researchers from almost every scientific division are concerned with.
GDB4: 08:30–10:00 (CEST) Room E1
Jakub Stepanovic (@jakubstepanovic) is an interdisciplinary mixed-media artist, sculptor and communicator, with a background in photojournalism who creates images and installations focused on the ideas of maps, navigation and exploration. At the General Assembly he will work with various data and images to create two-dimensional artwork examining how researchers approach maps and landscapes, and how they link to memories and emotions. Head over to his booth in the Entrance Foyer and speak to him about how you can creatively capture and visualise your data.
Ice and mixed-phase clouds play an important role in the Earth’s radiation budget because of their high temporal and spatial coverage. Yet, the variability and complexity of their macro- and microphysical properties makes their study extremely challenging. This session aims to advance our understanding of ice clouds by bringing observation- and modelling-based research together.
AS1.15 Presentations / 08:30–11:50 (CEST) Room M1
As a world leader in Earth observation, Europe is bound to use this pole position to help address the climate crisis and ensure that the value of observing Earth from space benefits society, the economy, the commercial world and more. With ESA’s Ministerial Council taking place in November, this session not only allows the audience to hear about the Earth observation proposals being tabled, but also allows for a broad exchange to help the Executive fine-tune their plans for the future
Future Earth Observation – Pioneering world-class science missions for Earth
This session focuses on ESA’s core Earth Observation research and development programme, FutureEO. Paving the way for future activities, FutureEO harnesses novel ideas to develop pioneering satellites. In turn, allowing scientific excellence to flourish, which is critical to addressing environmental challenges of tomorrow and instrumental to boosting societal and economic resilience. The audience can hear about the way this key programme retains Europe as a world-leader in all aspects of observing Earth from space and, importantly, what’s next.
Watch the CM22 Plenary, live from EGU22: 09.00-12.45 (CEST) and Future Earth Observation 14.00-17.00 (CEST), live in Hall A
Landslides, such as rockslides, rockfalls, and debris flows, have been occurring extensively in a large number of countries, typically Asian countries, causing heavy damage. Landslides have been studied in various research fields, such as geomorphology, geology, geophysics, Sabo engineering, geotechnics, but we need a common platform to exchange research results and make discussion to strengthen our activity. In this session authors will discuss landslides and related phenomena, focusing on improving understanding of their characteristics; new insights into landslide mechanisms; the development of new approaches to monitoring; novel approaches to behavior forecasting and prediction; studies of successful landslide management; and the development of methods for hazard and risk evaluation.
Further details on the JpGU website.
JpGU1 02:00–08:15 (CEST), also in Hall X5
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