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EGU General Assembly 2019 Press Centre

The EGU General Assembly 2019, the largest geosciences meeting in Europe, brings together thousands of geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. It provides an opportunity for journalists and science ommunicators to talk to researchers, learn about new developments and find out about the latest discoveries in a variety of areas, such as climate, space and planetary science missions, natural disasters, and plastic pollution.

After the 2018 record-breaking meeting, with over 15,000 participants and close to 17,400 scientific presentations, we anticipate another large conference with a packed programme in 2019. The General Assembly 2019 is taking place at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 7 to 12 April. Media registration to the meeting is available free of charge to journalists, freelance science writers and public information officers from Europe and around the world. Please see eligibility requirements in the Registration page.

The EGU operates a Press Centre located by Foyer F on the yellow level 0 (ground floor) of the Austria Center Vienna, which includes a working space for journalists and a press conference room. Quiet side rooms for interviews, equipped with noise reduction material, are also available.

Online registration is open until 14 March 2019. We strongly encourage all media participants to register in advance via this site to facilitate badge collection on arrival to the conference centre. During the week of the conference, badge collection or on-site registration is available at the EGU Info Desk in the main entrance hall on Sunday 12:00–20:00, or in Hall X5 (main registration area) during the rest of the week. Media registration gives access to the Press Centre and other meeting rooms and includes a public transportation ticket. Media participants also have access to high-speed internet (LAN and WLAN), interview rooms, and complimentary breakfast, lunch, coffee and refreshments at the Press Centre.

Media advisories

EGU General Assembly 2019 Media Advisory 1 – Media registration now open

Meeting programme and mobile app

The EGU General Assembly 2019 session programme is available on main conference website. The full programme will be available online in late February.

Closer to the start of the meeting, a mobile app for the conference will be available for iPhones and Android smartphones. You can use the app to browse the programme and select the sessions you'd like to go to. To download, search for "EGU2019" in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or click on this link on your smartphone (only active closer to the date of the conference).

The Assembly online

Participants can keep updated with what's going on at the General Assembly by following the EGU Twitter account (@EuroGeosciences) and take part in the conversation using the conference hashtag, #EGU19.

The EGU communications staff will also be posting about the conference on Facebook and on the EGU blogs.

Contact

The Press Centre at the General Assembly is run by Bárbara Ferreira, EGU Media and Communications Manager, with the help of media assistants.

For more information, please contact Bárbara by e-mail at media@egu.eu or by phone at +49 8921-806-703 (before the General Assembly). At the General Assembly, you may reach the press office by e-mail or at +43 6763-199-584/5 (Press Centre landline).