EGU22 General Assembly Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Highlights at a glance

  • 08:30 – The role of scientific institutions in policymaking (on-site only) SC3.2 Room -2.61/62
  • 10:20 – Great Debate on Open Science GDB3: Room E1; How to influence policy through engaging with Parliaments (on-site only) SC3.1 Room -2.85/86; Writing the IPCC AR6 Report: Behind the Scenes SC3.3 Room -2.61/62; Geodesy 101 SC4.4 Room -2.85/86
  • 13:20 – How to influence policy through engaging with Parliaments (on-site only) SC3.1 Room -2.85/86
  • 15:10 – Infrasound, acoustic-gravity waves, and atmospheric dynamics AS1.6 Presentations / Room 1.34
  • 17.00 – EGU22 Medal and Award Celebration ECE1 Room 1.14; Meet the experts: Geomorphology SC2.7 Room -2.61/62

Great Debate on Open Science

Open Science represents research that is collaborative, transparent, and accessible. This includes providing open access to all scientific outputs, such as publications, data, methods, software, and more. Despite best intentions by the scientific community, several barriers often prevent making data, software, and publications fully open and accessible to all. This Great Debate will invite discussion on the success stories, barriers and opportunities of Open Science, and the balance between the responsiblity of individuals and organsiations.

GDB3: 10:20–11:50 (CEST) Room E1

Short courses

  • The role of scientific institutions in policymaking (on-site only) SC3.2 08:30–10:00 (CEST) Room -2.61/62
  • Image analytics for crowdsourced photographs: no-code supervised and unsupervised classification solutions SC5.3 08:30–10:00 (CEST) Room -2.85/86
  • Writing the IPCC AR6 Report: Behind the Scenes SC3.3 10:20–11:50 (CEST) Room -2.61/62
  • Geodesy 101 SC4.4 10:20–11:50 (CEST) Room -2.85/86
  • How to influence policy through engaging with Parliaments (on-site only) SC3.1 13:20–14:50 (CEST) Room -2.85/86
  • Constellation: an open-source software for sharing distributed peer-to-peer scientific databases SC5.6 13:20–14:50 (CEST) Room -2.61/62
  • Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences: from past methods to novel approaches “SC4.9”: 15:10–16:40 (CEST) Room -2.61/62
  • An introduction into image processing and evaluation of X-ray images with SoilJ SC5.4 15:10–16:40 (CEST) Room -2.85/86
  • Meet the experts: Geomorphology SC2.7 17:00–18:30 (CEST) Room -2.61/62
  • Earth System Model Evaluation with ESMValTool in the Jupyter notebook SC5.14 17:00–18:30 (CEST) Room -2.85/86
  • Metallurgical Slags: Environmental Geochemistry and Resource Potential SC4.14 19:00–20:00 (CEST) Room -2.85/86
Steven Mojzsis by Kelly Stanford
Steven Mojzsis by Kelly Stanford

Meet our Artists in Residence – Kelly Stanford

Kelly Stanford (@TheLabArtist) is a Manchester, UK-based science communicator and Physical Geography PhD candidate from the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute who uses the visual arts and other exciting interdisciplinary methods to help scientists worldwide communicate their work to the wider public. Following her successful tenure as an Artist (not) in Residence in 2021, Stanford will be returning to continue her series of “Sci-portraits” (portraits that fuse the scientists with their research) of geoscientists participating in the meeting.

As Kelly is participating virtually you can either reach her via Twitter or through the EGUart room in the Virtual Conference Center.

Urban climate, urban biometeorology, and science tools for cities

Research from both observational and modelling communities examine urban atmospheric and landscape dynamics, processes and impacts owing to urban-induced climate change, the efficacy of various strategies to reduce such impacts, and techniques highlighting how cities use novel science data and products that facilitate planning and policies on urban mitigation of climate change.

CL3.2.1/AS2 Presentations / 08:30–11:50 (CEST) Room F2

EGU22 Medal and Award Celebration

In 2022 the European Geosciences Union (EGU) selected 50 recipients of our prestigious Union Medals and Awards, Division Medals, and Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awards. These individuals are honoured for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences and during the week of EGU22 many of them have been giving an invited Medal or Award lecture sharing their work,. The winners of this year’s Medals and Awards are also being celebrated this evening a special Award Celebration.

ECE1 17:30–19:00 (CEST) Room 1.14

Planetary aeolian processes and landforms

Innovation in instrumentation and experimental techniques continue to yield novel insights on Earth, while space missions and remote probes constantly deliver new and surprising evidence from aeolian environments on other planetary bodies. This session highlights research on aeolian processes and landforms, contemporary and ancient, on planetary surfaces across the Solar System.

GM11.2/PS11/SSP3 Presentations / 08:30–11:26 (CEST) Room 0.16

Hydro-meteorological extremes and hazards: vulnerability, risk, impacts and mitigation

Extreme hydro-meteorological events drive many hydrologic and geomorphic hazards, such as floods, landslides and debris flows, which pose a significant threat to modern societies. This session aims to understand the various hydro-meteorological hazards to address aspects of vulnerability analysis, risk estimation, impact assessment, mitigation policies and communication strategies.

HS7.5/NH1/NP8 Presentations / 13:20–16:26 (CEST) Room 2.44

Infrasound, acoustic-gravity waves, and atmospheric dynamics

Infrasound and acoustic-gravity waves can travel up to thermospheric altitudes and over enormous ranges, where their propagation is controlled by the wind and temperature structure. This session presents recent studies that characterize infrasound sources or large-scale atmospheric phenomena, including acoustic waves to probe the atmosphere. Also features advances in acoustic propagation modelling and innovative instrumentation.

AS1.6 Presentations / 15:10–18:30 (CEST) Room 1.34

Anisotropy from crust to core: Observations, models and implications

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 including mineral physics, seismology, magnetotellurics, and geodynamic modelling focused on anisotropy at all scales and depths within the Earth.

GD6.2/EMRP1/SM5 Presentations / 14:05–16:40 (CEST) Room -2.91

Fire in the Earth system: interactions with land, atmosphere and society

Climate, vegetation, and human activity regulate fire occurrence and spread, but fires also feedback to them in multiple ways. This session features the latest research that explores the role of fire in the Earth system at any temporal and spatial scale using modelling, field and laboratory observations, proxy-records, and/or remote sensing.

BG1.2/ AS4/CL3.2/NH7 Presentations /08:30–11:48 (CEST), 15:10–18:06 (CEST) Room C

ESA Living Planet Symposium 2022

The global climate: a status update
Following the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), leading researchers and policy makers discuss the best available bio-geophysical science underpinning past, present, and future climate change and the need for systematic observations from space.

Supporting national action towards Paris Goals – the evolving role of observations
This session will provide an overview of EO capabilities and opportunities related to: monitoring greenhouse gas emissions, sources and sinks ; the “globally local” agenda for EO applications ; and supporting actions and decision making frameworks to build climate resilience.

Gorner – reflections on glaciers in a changing climate, with Astronaut Luca Parmitano
Glaciers worldwide are retreating. In Europe, alpine glaciers have become an iconic feature of climate change – the shrinking cryosphere landscape on our doorstep. Following a screening of the Gorner Glacier expedition – a documentary featuring ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano – scientists recount their experiences both on and from deep within what is the second biggest ice mass in the Alps and discuss the changes taking place, the impacts and the role of satellite images provided by ESA, such as those coming from Copernicus.

Watch the The global climate: a status update, live from EGU22: 09.00-10.30 (CEST) live in Hall A

Watch the Supporting national action towards Paris Goals 10.40-12.10 (CEST) live in Hall A

Watch Gorner – reflections on glaciers in a changing climate, with Astronaut Luca Parmitano, 17.00-18.30 (CEST) live in Hall A

JpGU at EGU22

JpGU3 Biomineralization and Geochemistry of Proxies
In order to reconstruct the Earth climate system, marine paleoclimatologists resort to transfer functions or geochemical proxies, which are produced or affected by organisms. The relationships used for reconstructions are generally based on field calibrations or derived from laboratory experiments. The danger of these so-called empirical relationships is that they may be valid only within the restricted parameter space of their calibration. Application of proxy relationships to very different environmental settings (e.g. high vs. low latitude or glacial vs. interglacial) requires a mechanistic understanding of these relationships. Much progress can be expected by a better understanding of the biomineralization mechanisms and the incorporation of proxy signals. This session will examine recent developments.

Further details on the JpGU website

Geomaterials in cultural heritage: investigation techniques, weathering, and conservation
Cultural heritage (World Heritage Sites, historical structures, archaeological artifacts, etc.) and geoheritage (geosites, geoparks, etc.) are exposed to weathering in the geological and human time scale. The resulting deterioration of the rocks and other geological materials in cultural and natural contexts can be often severe and the relevant research involves a range of disciplines: mineralogy, geomorphology, geoarchaeology, environmental science, engineering geology, materials science, analytical chemistry, etc. This session will explore recent developments and the way in which our knowledge is still fairly limited.

Further details on the JpGU website

JpGU3 06:45–10:00 (CEST) and JpGU5 06:45–08:15 (CEST) in Hall X5


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