Society has been facing many compounding impacts from extreme events related to natural and geo-hazards that occur simultaneously or in succession. Ongoing societal, environmental, and political crises (such as the COVID19 pandemic and recent armed conflicts) provide additional challenges, reducing our capacity to deal with these compounding hazards and potentially impacting our ability to manage them in the future with resources, policies, and attention being redirected. With climate change likely to exacerbate the compounding impacts of these extreme events, this symposium asks whether we have the capacity to predict them in advance and reduce ecological, social, and economic damages.
US1: 10:45–12:30 (CEST) Room E1
In 2023 the European Geosciences Union (EGU) selected 47 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 EGU23 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.
MAL48 17:30–19:30 (CEST) Room E1
Games have the power to ignite imaginations and place you in someone else’s shoes or situation, often forcing you into making decisions from perspectives other than your own. This makes them powerful tools for communication, through use in outreach, disseminating research, in education and teaching at all levels, and as a method to train the public, practitioners and decision makers in order to build environmental resilience. This session presents studies from a range of people who have used games, gaming technology, and/or game-based approaches in research, teaching, or public engagement activities.
EOS1.3/GM13: PICO 10:45–12:30 (CEST) PICO spot 3a
Paleomagnetism involves the study of the past Earth’s magnetic field covering a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. In this context, paleomagnetism not only allows us to know the past behaviour of the geomagnetic field throughout sediments records, archaeological artefacts, lava flows or speleothems; but also their applications can provide useful information in studies of rock and environmental magnetism, which have an impact on climatic, stratigraphic, tectonic or environmental applications. This open session will feature a range of studies that fall within the broad subject of paleomagnetism, including new theoretical models or measurement techniques.
EMRP3.5: Orals: 16:15–17:55 (CEST) Room -2.21; Posters: on-site 10:45–12:30 (CEST) Hall X2
Mid-oceanic ridges (MORs) provide the unique opportunity to study two of the three known plate motions: divergence (at the ridge axis) and strike-slip motion along transform faults (crosscutting the ridge axis). Several questions remain open, such as the relative role of magmatic, tectonic and hydrothermal processes in the building of the oceanic lithosphere at the ridge axis.This session’s objective is to share recent knowledge acquired along mid-oceanic ridge axes, transform faults and fracture zones.
GD5.2/GMPV2/TS5: Orals: 08:30–10:15 (CEST), 10:45–12:30 (CEST) Room -2.47/48; Posters: on-site 114:00–15:45 (CEST) Hall X2
Heike Jane Zimmerman (@janesnation) is an illustrator and sculptor with a particular passion for ecological science and the role that sculpture and illustration can play in revealing the micro-organisms and often unseen worlds present in these environments. At the General Assembly she will be using simple modelling clay to make small sculptures of the work presented in a wide range of disciplines across the meeting, along with holding a workshop to share how this kind of expression is accessible to anyone, regardless of whether they have had any artistic training. Head over to her booth in Foyer D and talk to her about your research and her artwork!
The links between crustal tectonics, mantle dynamics and climate-controlled surface processes, such as erosion, sediment transport and deposition together with sea-level variations, have been long recognized as primary drivers of the evolution of mountain belts and sedimentary basins. The quantification of surface uplift-subsidence, erosion-sedimentation, thermal evolution and magmatism in the mantle and crust is a prime challenge in Earth Sciences. This session will challenge geoscientists to apply their knowledge of deep and surface processes towards the new economic frontiers in Earth Science, such as the exploitation of geothermal energy and climate change mitigation through CO2 and H storage.
TS4.1/SSP2 Orals: 08:30–10:15 (CEST), 10:45–12:30 (CEST) Room D1; Posters: on-site 16:15–18:00 (CEST) Hall X2, virtual: vHall TS/EMRP
Far beyond the rocket science jargon, there has been a fast digitalisation of Urban Geosciences and Geo-Health. This is particularly illustrated by the almost immediate establishment of the Covid-19 database at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, which has enabled numerous studies of the environmental spread of the virus. Health threats are not limited to epidemics, as the recent spate of dramatic heatwaves, droughts, massive floods and resulting pollutions shows. However, there are scientific deadlocks: both Urban Geosciences and Geo-Health deal with complex systems that have strong interrelationships and common features. The Nobel Committee for Physics strongly emphasised, in awarding its 2021 prize, the fundamental roles of complexity and intermittency for geophysics and climate science, as well as the capacity of multiscale techniques to master them, notably multifractals. This special Inter- and Transdisciplinary Session aims to examine this complexity.
ITS1.11/NP0.2 Orals: 10:45–12:30 (CEST) Room 0.94/95; Posters: on-site 14:00–15:45 (CEST) Hall X5, virtual: vHall ESSI/GI/NP
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.
This session will provides a forum to present advances in plasma theory relevant to current and future space missions, such as MMS, Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter and ASO-S, as well as space exploration including space stations, the moon and Mars. Each year a topic of special interest is chosen as a focus of the session. For 2023, this focus will be on the sun and solar wind.
ST1.8 PICO: 08:30–10:15 (CEST) PICO spot 2
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