More than 20 years ago, EGU pioneered its publication model of open access publishing with open peer review for transparency and high quality in publishing. In this tradition of these values, this plenary discussion is aimed at bringing together representatives of European research institutions and funding agencies. The discussion in this Great Debate will be focused on how and why different approaches towards fully open access publishing are pursued and on possible steps to achieve jointly and efficiently the common goal of open access publishing and open science on European and wider levels.
GDB6: 08:30–10:15 (CEST) Room E1
Scientific drilling through the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) continues to provide unique opportunities to investigate the workings of the interior of our planet, Earth’s cycles, natural hazards and the distribution of subsurface microbial life. The past and current scientific drilling programs have brought major advances in many interdisciplinary fields of socio-economic relevance, such as climate and ecosystem evolution, palaeoceanography, the deep biosphere, sustainable georesources, deep crustal and tectonic processes, geodynamics and geohazards. This session features contributions that present and/or review recent scientific results from deep Earth sampling and monitoring through ocean and continental drilling projects.
SSP1.2/ITS2.2; Orals: 14:00–17:45 (CEST) Room N1; Posters: on-site 08:30–10:15 (CEST) Hall X3
Do you have any questions about EGU’s Awards and Medals? Looking for some advice on nominating a colleague for a medal or about EGU’s newest Award, the Champion(s) for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award? Head to the EGU Booth and ask EGU Awards Committee Chair Thomas Blunier!
Submit a nomination for an EGU Medal or Award by 15 June 2023.
Submit a nomination for the Champion(s) for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award by 31 August 2023.
Visit the EGU booth, Hall X2, 14:00–14:30 CEST)
Following on from the success of the 2022 EGU EDI Union Symposium ‘Scientific Neocolonialism: What is it and why should you care?’, the EGU would like to expand the conversation surrounding this important topic. In particular, the aim of this Great Debate is to hear from people that have experienced neocolonialism in science, acknowledge the issues, explore solutions that our scientific community and the EGU can implement to raise awareness, and discuss examples to eliminate neocolonialism from our geoscience ecosystem.
GDB4: 10:45–12:30 (CEST) Room E1
Following the success of previous years, this session 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. The session will focus on both obstacles that contribute to under-representation and on best practices and innovative ideas to remove those obstacles.
EOS3.1/GD11/GM13 co-sponsored by AGU and JpGU: Orals: 14:00–15:45 (CEST) Room 0.15; Posters: on-site 16:15–18:00 (CEST) Hall X2; virtual: vHall EOS
This session aims to inform geoscientists and engineers about new and/or improved instrumentation and methods for space and planetary exploration, as well as about their novel or established applications. The session welocomes all branches of planetary and space measurement tools and techniques, including, but not limited to: optical, electromagnetic, seismic, acoustic, particles, and gravity.
GI3.1/PS1 co-sponsored by IAF and COSPAR: Orals: 14:00–17:55 (CEST) Room G2; Posters: on-site 10:45–12:30 (CEST) Hall X4; virtual: vHall ESSI/GI/NP
Space, laboratory, and astrophysical plasmas are seemingly different environments, which however host very similar processes: among them, turbulence, magnetic reconnection, kinetic instabilities and shocks, which all result in particle acceleration and plasma heating. These processes are highly non-linear, and closely interlinked. On one hand, the turbulence cascade favors the onset of magnetic reconnection between magnetic islands and, on the other hand, magnetic reconnection can trigger turbulence in the reconnection outflows and separatrices. The investigation of these processes based on simulations and observations are converging, as this session will demonstrate.
GI3.1/PS1 co-sponsored by IAF and COSPAR: Orals: 08:30–10:15 (CEST) Room 0.16; Posters: on-site 16:15–18:00 (CEST) Hall X5; virtual: vHall ESSI/GI/NP
Human activity became a major player of global climatic and environmental change in the course of the Late Quaternary and became dominant during the Anthropocene. Consequently, it is crucial to understand these changes through the study of former human-environmental interactions at different spatial and temporal scales. Documenting the diversity of human responses and adaptations to climate, landscape and ecosystem change, natural disasters and varying natural resources availability in different regions of our planet, and vice versa, provides valuable opportunities to learn from the past. This session will present interdisciplinary studies and specific geoarchaeological case-studies from both Earth Sciences and Archaeology/History that deploy various approaches and tools to address the reconstruction of former human-environmental interactions from the Palaeolithic through the modern period.
GM11.3/SSS3: PICO 08:30–10:15 (CEST) PICO spot 2
Space exploration has enabled humanity to unlock and discover amazing things about the Earth we inhabit. It has pushed our scientific boundaries and transformed the way in which we communicate, navigate, predict the weather, monitor climate, and investigate the rest of the Solar System and the Universe. With humanity’s ever growing greenhouse gas emissions and resource exploitation driving us closer to tipping points that threaten our existence, could it also be a solution to our planetary boundaries? Could we reduce our impact on Earth by exploiting the resources and energy sources of other planets? Or is extending humanity’s exploitation to nearby planets an unethical option that will cause more problems than it solves? Join this Great Debate to discover the benefits and opportunities that we may be able to achieve through space exploration while debating the ethical dilemmas and potential risks that it comes with.
GDB1: 14:00–15:45 (CEST) Room E1
Don’t miss out the EGU Exhibition where you will get a chance to talk with industry representatives and members of other academic, scientific and publishing organisations. Several of the Exhibitors are running special events throughout the week, check the Exhibition events portal for events from lunch time talks (such as the ones organised by ENVRI) to the daily Open Science & Data Help Desk drop in sessions, to ‘Meet the Editors’ events (such as those being held by Cell Press, Elsevier and Nature).
List of Exhibitors.
Soils provide many ecosystem services, which makes it a crucial component to consider for a sustainable future and to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During this session, scientific and transdisciplinary insights to support soil policies will be presented, with a focus on soil health, carbon farming and the importance of soil data.
SSS12.2: Orals: 14:00–18:00 (CEST) Room 0.96/97; Posters: on-site 08:30–10:15 (CEST) Hall X3
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