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General Assembly

The annual EGU General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event. It attracts over 14,000 scientists from all over the world, of which more than half are early career scientists.

The meeting’s sessions, typically over 500, cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, as well as energy and resources. Each annual General Assembly typically has around 4500 oral presentations, over 10,000 posters, and around 1000 PICO presentations.

Aside from disciplinary sessions, dealing with the topics covered by each scientific division, the meeting also features Union-wide sessions such as Great Debates, Union Symposia (including the EGU Awards Ceremony), Medal Lectures, Short Courses and Education and Outreach Symposia (such as the Geosciences Information For Teachers workshop, GIFT), to name a few.

Other features of the Assembly include a daily newsletter, EGU Today, which highlights sessions and events each day of the meeting, a GeoCinema, and a Job & Education Market. These and other activities, as well as the scientific sessions, are often highlighted on GeoLog, the EGU blog, and EGU social media channels, which see keen presence during the Assembly.

The EGU also hosts journalists and organises press conferences in a dedicated Press Centre at the meeting.

General Assembly Programme Groups

The scientific programme of each General Assembly includes Union-wide symposia and great debates, interdisciplinary events, outreach, education, and media sessions, short courses, as well as disciplinary sessions covering the full spectrum of the geosciences and the space and planetary sciences.

Each programme group chair coordinates the scientific programme of its relevant session.

Programme groups are part of the Programme Committee. For more information see the Programme Committee page of the General Assembly.