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Media at the EGU General Assembly
Vienna, Austria | 23–28 April 2023
Interview A Scientist!

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Interview A Scientist!

Beyond the press conferences, media highlights and tip sheets, EGU23 has so much more to offer! This year, close to 17,000 papers were submitted to the meeting – so much exciting science to cover.

To support our journalist attendees in reporting on stories of their choice, EGU is introducing a new offering at the Press Center: “INTERVIEW A SCIENTIST!” This feature gives journalists creative freedom to chat (formally or informally) with scientists who have confirmed their interest and availability in press interviews during the EGU23 week. The interview may focus either on the scientist’s presentation/talk at EGU23 OR on an unrelated topic that falls within the scientist’s area of interest and/or expertise.


How to set up an Interview:

Details on scientists with their confirmed availability are included below. Journalists are requested to contact the EGU Media and Communications Officer Gillian D'Souza ( to schedule an interview.

NOTE: Please mention the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and the General Assembly when reporting on any story from the interaction/interview.

Researcher Affiliation Area of work/interest Availability during the EGU23 week
Peter Alexander University of Edinburgh Global food system outcomes
Interactions with socio-economic and environmental conditions
All week
Ed Hawkins University of Reading Creator of the Climate Stripes
Participating in Monday’s Great Debate: As climate change impacts accelerate, are we sleepwalking into the inferno…?
Monday (and selectively on Tuesday)
Elena López Gunn Founder and Director of ICATALIST Climate Adaptation Monday and Tuesday
Noel Baker Project Manager at the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy Climate Scientist
Science Artist
Monday to Friday
Lene Topp Former European Commission Joint Research Centre, currently freelance expert The skills scientists need to provide Science advice
One of the key authors of the Science for Policy Competence Framework and Smart4Policy Tool
Tuesday to Thursday
Mario Scharfbillig European Commission, Joint Research Centre How scientists can leverage behavioural science to inform more effective and impactful science advice to policymakers Tuesday to Thursday
Hessa Rashid AlMatroushi Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre Overviews of Emirates Mars Mission (EMM)science, uniqueness, and achievements Wednesday before 16:00 CEST
Hoor AlMazmi UAE Space Agency Lower to upper atmosphere coupling on Mars, dust storm effects on water vapour loss Anytime on Wednesday
Justin Deighan Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado Boulder, United States Planetary Science
Martian Atmosphere
All week
Christopher Edwards Northern Arizona University Composition and physical processes of rocky bodies, and infrared remote sensing instruments All week except Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning
Emilie Launay École des Ponts and research engineer at Laboratoire Central de la Préfecture de Police Atmospheric pollution
Urban fires
Tuesday between 15:45 - 16:45 CEST
Michael McPhaden U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Composition and physical processes of rocky bodies, and infrared remote sensing instruments Tuesday 10:30 - 13:30 CEST
Thursday 9:30 - 10:30; and 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
Anna Boqué Ciurana Universitat Rovira I Virgili Climate science Wednesday from 10:30 - 12:30 CEST
Caroline Ummenhofer Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), USA Water cycle
Extreme events (droughts, floods, marine heatwaves)
Weather information from historical ship logbooks
Art-science collaborations
Monday and Tuesday
Rita Carrasco University of Algarve in Portugal Eco-geomorphologic dynamics in wetlands ecosystems, and the challenges in restoration projects to increase knowledge on how to improve wetlands’ long-term resilience Tuesday afternoon - Thursday
Adam Izdebski Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland The causes and drivers of biodiversity change during the last 3,000 years, such as market integration, conflicts, epidemics or climatic change Monday - Wednesday
Florian Haslinger Seismological Service at ETH Zürich, EPOS Seismology EPOS (European Plate Observing System) and the EPOS data platform; background in seismology Tuesday to Thursday
Lilli Freda EPOS ERIC EPOS (European Plate Observing System) and the EPOS data platform/Executive Director EPOS ERIC Wednesday evening to Fri morning