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The Press Centre is located by Foyer F on the yellow level 0 (ground floor) of the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) and is open from Monday 8 April to Friday 12 April 2019 from 8 am to 6 pm every day except Friday, when we close at 4pm. On Sunday 7 April, media participants are welcome to attend the EGU General Assembly opening reception, which takes place in the late afternoon in Foyer E of the ACV.  

A press-dedicated wireless LAN and LAN cables are available at the Press Centre. We also provide complimentary breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks, as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks, for media participants from Monday to Friday.

Facilities at the Press Centre include a room for press conferences, an open lounge for catering, and a working room equipped with desks, a PC, a printer, telephone and a photocopy machine. There are also several side rooms available for interviews, equipped with noise reduction material.

The Press Centre is run by the EGU Media and Communications Manager Bárbara Ferreira (see contact details below) and media assistants, who are happy to provide assistance to media participants and book interview rooms. The phone number for incoming calls is +43 6763-199-584, while incoming faxes can be received at +43 1260-692-902. Please provide the above numbers to anyone who may wish to reach you at the EGU General Assembly.

For information on accommodation and travel, please refer to the appropriate sections of the main EGU 2019 General Assembly website


For anything else, please contact the EGU Media and Communications Manager, Bárbara Ferreira, by e-mail at or by phone at +49 8921-806-703 (before the General Assembly). At the General Assembly, you may reach the press officer by e-mail or at +43 6763-199-584/5 (Press Centre landline).

About the EGU

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is Europe’s premier geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. It is a non-profit interdisciplinary learned association of scientists founded in 2002 with headquarters in Munich, Germany. The EGU publishes a number of diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open access format, and organises a number of topical meetings, and education and outreach activities. Its annual General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 14,000 scientists from all over the world. The meeting’s sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, energy, and resources. The EGU 2019 General Assembly is taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 7 to 12 April 2019. For more information and press registration, please check or follow the EGU on Twitter and Facebook.

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