An ally is often defined as someone who is not a member of a marginalised group but wants to support and take action to help others in that group. Allyship is crucial for realising the potential for inclusion and equality, and in turn improving diversity in a broader community. Being an effective ally for marginalised groups is often a delicate balance of supporting actions. This Union Symposium will highlight and discuss allyship and its role in improving equality, diversity and inclusion across the geosciences.
US5: 08:30–10:15 (CEST) Room E1
Geoscience knowledge is essential to investigate safety requirements that are established by national agencies to construct a geological disposal facility for high-level and/or long-lived radioactive waste in a specific selected site. Experiences in many countries have shown that acceptable conditions for selecting a disposal construction site can be found in diverse rock types as granites, metamorphic basement rocks, plastic clays, indurated claystones, evaporites, porous volcanic tuffs and highly compacted volcanic tuffs. This session will discuss the challenging issues faced.
ERE3.3: Orals: 14:00–15:45 (CEST) Room G2; Posters: 16:15–18:00 (CEST) on-site: Hall X4, virtual: vHall ERE
Many geoscientists at some point in their career have the responsibility of caring for family members for extended periods of time. Depending on the support networks in place this can lead to considerable and all too often insurmountable periods of time in a geoscientist’s career where they find themselves excluded from geoscientific networking experiences and employment opportunities. This not only leads to carers experiencing feelings of isolation, they may also experience financial difficulties alongside increased mental charge eventually causing many carers to leave the geoscience ecosystem. This Union Symposium, will initiate a conversation to raise awareness of the challenges experienced by EGU members with caring responsibilities and especially sole carers over the past few years, with a special focus on exploring feasible solutions that can increase the inclusion of carers in geoscientific conferences.
US4: 14:00–18:00 (CEST) Room E1
Maria Gabriela Tejada Toapanta (@gabrielatejadat) is a geographer and hydrologist based in Canada with an interest in using fine art illustration and print work to share her passion for communicating science. At EGU23 she will be using pencil and carbon to create drawings of key components, themes or results presented during the meeting, as well as creating lino prints of research she is inspired by.
Head over to her booth in Foyer D and talk to her about your research and learn more about the art she will be creating this week!
The basic principle of soil genesis lies behind the concept of soil memory: the capability of soil systems to imprint in their intrinsic features environmental conditions, thus keeping a memory of both current and past environments. These memories can vary depending on how the soil is viewed, as paleosol, anthropogenic soil or land-use legacy soils, and the methods used to interact with it. This session will explore various concepts, from polygenetic soils and sediments; to paleosols, anthropogenic soils, and archaeological structures.
SSS3.1/CL1.2/GM11: Orals: 14:00–15:45 (CEST) Room 0.15: Posters: on-site 16:15–18:00 (CEST) Hall X3; virtual: Hall SSS
Flash droughts, dry spells, and other extreme events that emerge and intensify rapidly are gaining increasing interest from hydrologists, climatologists, meteorologists, agronomists, and others. In contrast to how we traditionally think of droughts, flash droughts are not creeping events that develop over months or years. Flash droughts intensify rapidly and may endure from just a few days to weeks or months, or even evolve into multi-year events. This session draws on a wide range of disciplines to examine our physical understanding, monitoring, modelling, predicting, and assessment of environmental, social, and economic impacts of rapidly emerging dry/hot-extremes
NH9.16: PICO: 08:30–10:15 (CEST) PICO spot 3b
Geological awareness of the importance of the reproducibility of research results has increased considerably in recent years. Knowledge must be robust and reliable in order to serve as a foundation to build further progress on it. Reproducibility is a complex topic that spans technology, research communities, and research culture. Replicability or replication, on the other hand, is a broader term and refers to one’s ability to replicate their own research. One problem, however, is that a large percentage of existing studies cannot be successfully reproduced or replicated, which can endanger trust in science. This session will explore current practices, methods and tools geared towards enabling reproducible results and workflows in Earth System Science.
ESSI3.5/CL5/GI1/OS5: Orals: 10:45–12:30 (CEST) Room 0.51; Posters: Wed 26 Apr 08:30–10:15 (CEST) Hall X4; virtual: vHall ESSI/GI/NP
Tropical peatlands store around 105 Gt carbon, although their total extent remains uncertain due to inadequate data. In a natural condition, tropical peatlands are long-term carbon stores and support livelihoods, but anthropogenic disturbances (logging, drainage, degradation, agricultural conversion, fire, resource exploration) are increasing, resulting in loss of carbon storage, increased emissions, loss of hydrological integrity, peat subsidence and increased risk of fire. This session will explore all aspects of tropical peatland science, including peatland mapping and monitoring; the impact of climate on past, present and future tropical peatland formation, accumulation and carbon dynamics; greenhouse gas and nutrient flux dynamics; management strategies for greenhouse gas emissions mitigation and the maintenance or restoration of carbon sequestration and storage; and valuing ancestral knowledge of peatlands.
BG3.23: Orals: 08:30–10:15 (CEST) Room 1.15/16; Posters: 10:45–12:30 (CEST) on-site: Hall A, virtual: vHall BG
Should scientists engage in science activism? Supporters of this kind of action point to the fact that science and politics are inextricably linked, whilst opponents say it can be a threat to integrity. As many researchers are driven to science by their own passions, a considerable intersect exists between the desire to do science and to see beneficial, just change in real terms, which can lead to discussion in terms of where the lines that scientists walk, exist. This Great Debate will examine these ideas and more, in an attempt to understand the continuum of the science activist.
GDB3: 10:45–12:30 (CEST) Room E1
An understanding of the role of boundary layer processes that mediate exchange of heat, momentum and mass between the Earth’s surface (snow, sea-ice, ocean and land) and the atmosphere is necessary to improve modeling and prediction of future changes in the polar regions and their teleconnections with mid-latitude weather and climate, including meridional transport of heat, moisture, chemical trace species, aerosols and isotopic tracers; and regional emission and vertical mixing of climate active trace gases and aerosol. This session will provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together researchers working in the areas of high-latitude meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, air quality, biogeochemistry, stable isotope research, oceanography, and climate.
AS2.2: PICO: 14:00–18:00 (CEST) PICO spot 5
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.
Processes occurring in magma storage regions control magma compositions and properties, which in turn affect ascent dynamics and eruptive behavior, thus representing a paramount factor for the environmental and societal impact of volcanic eruptions. This session will present a range of studies attempting to shed light on magmatic processes at depth.
GMPV7.5: Orals: 08:30–12:25 (CEST) Room D2; Posters: 16:15–18:00 (CEST) Hall X2; virtual: vHall GMPV/G/GD/SM
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