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Media at vEGU21
Worldwide | 19–30 April 2021
vEGU21 Press Centre

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European Geosciences Union

vEGU21 Press Centre

In place of the annual in-person EGU General Assembly in Vienna, the Union will instead host vEGU21: Gather Online (#vEGU21) from 19–30 April. vEGU21 will provide opportunities for journalists and science writers from around the world to learn about the latest research and discoveries in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences and engage with the global geoscience community via both video and live text-chats. The majority of scientific sessions and press conferences will be held from 26-30 April.

Like all EGU General Assemblies, vEGU21 will enable journalists to learn about new developments in a wide variety of fields, such as planetary exploration, water resources, Earth observation, polar science, climate change, pollution, and natural hazards. The preliminary meeting programme includes hundreds of scientific sessions. Some of the meeting's most newsworthy scientific advances will be presented to journalists at press conferences, to be announced in March.

Eligible members of the media, public information officers, and science bloggers are now invited to register for the meeting free of charge (conditions apply). Online media registration will remain open until 31 March 2021. We encourage media participants to register in advance to receive media alerts.

Events of special interest to journalists

The events most likely to be of interest to journalists will include the virtual press conferences, the Union-wide keynote sessions, and the “display” presentation materials uploaded to scientific sessions. Closer to the start of the meeting, these will be found by searching the preliminary meeting programme. The programme can be searched by selecting a Programme Group (such as Hydrological Sciences), closing the search window, and then selecting a session from the resulting list. Alternatively, you can enter specific terms in the search box.

#vEGU21 online

Participants can keep updated with what's going on at vEGU21 by following the EGU Twitter account (@EuroGeosciences) and taking part in the conversation using the official conference hashtags, #vEGU21 and #EGU21.

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


The #vEGU21 virtual press centre is run by Terri Cook, EGU's Head of Media, Communications, and Outreach, with the help of media assistants.

For more information, please contact Terri at