vEGU21 Press Centre
In place of the annual in-person General Assembly in Vienna, EGU will host vEGU21: Gather Online (#vEGU21) from 19–30 April. vEGU21 will provide opportunities for 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 vEGU21 meeting programme includes nearly 14,000 abstracts, and the vast majority of the scientific sessions will be held from 26-30 April.
Eligible members of the media, public information officers, and science bloggers are invited to register for the meeting free of charge (conditions apply). The events most likely to be of interest to journalists will include the six virtual press conferences, the keynote Union Symposia and Great Debates, and the “display” presentation materials uploaded to scientific sessions. These can be found in the meeting programme 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.
- PC1. Improving food security: new techniques - 26 April 16:00 CEST
- PC2. Scientific sleuthing: geoforensics & fingerprinting - 26 April 17:00 CEST
- PC3. New geoscience tools, novel applications - 27 April 15:00 CEST
- PC4. From avalanches to aviation: the Sahara’s global impacts - 27 April 16:00 CEST
- PC5. Recent wildfire research: understanding impacts, assessing risk, and reducing hazard - 28 April 15:00 CEST
- PC6. Learning from the past: catastrophes, climate, and cultural change - 28 April 17:00 CEST
Media tip sheets
- Media Tip Sheet: COVID-19-related sessions
- Media Tip Sheet: COP26-related sessions
- Media Tip Sheet: Geoscience games!
- Media Tip Sheet: Health-related sessions
- Media Tip Sheet: Natural hazards meet economics at EGU21
- The evolution of feathers - 20 April 15:05 CEST
- Lessons learned when an earthquake struck during the pandemic - 26 April 11:20 CEST
- Social media and machine learning help humanitarian relief efforts - 26 April 13:47 CEST
- Seismometers reveal where and how underground water flows - 27 April 09:24 CEST
- The weight of it all: how Antarctic glaciers trigger icequakes - 27 April 9:46 CEST
- Feeling the rhythm—a new way to hear about coastal geoscience - 28 April 9:17 CEST
- Jordanian pottery reveals magnetic field strength - 28 April 13:44 CEST
- A strategy for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 - 28 April 13:59 CEST
- Extreme cyclones in the Arctic and their effects on weather around the world - 29 April 11:02 CEST
- Satellite data help save water and limit emissions from rice paddies - 29 April 13:52 CEST
- Olive orchard sequesters carbon — if managed right - 29 April 14:38 CEST
- Etna’s lava fountains cause gravity changes - 30 April 11:20 CEST
- Movement on submarine faults can contribute to tsunami risk in North Iceland - 30 April 15:45 CEST
Press releases will be posted here as they’re issued during vEGU21.
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 #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 firstname.lastname@example.org.