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EGU24 – by the numbers

29 April 2024

The statistics from EGU24 highlight how engaged our members and participants are in connecting with people around the world to discuss and debate the latest geoscience research results.

By the numbers, the week of EGU24 included:

  • 1043 scientific sessions
  • 20,931 individuals registered, with 18,838 joining us in Vienna from 116 countries, and 2,593 joining virtually from 109 countries
  • 242 Roland Schlich Travel Support grants were issued, along with 1,356 virtual registration waivers
  • 18,895 presentations, given in poster, oral and PICO presentation formats, both on-site and virtually, 57% of which were contributions from Early Career Scientists (ECS)
  • 18 Education and Outreach Sessions (EOS)
  • 135 teachers who joined the Geoscience Information For Teachers (GIFT) workshop both on-site and virtually
  • 59 Short Courses with 2 special Artist in Residence workshops
  • 51 Award and Medal Lectures
  • 16 Union Symposia and Great Debates
  • 168 Townhall and Splinter meetings scheduled

Even though EGU24 is over, much of the scientific information from this year’s General Assembly is still available online. As with previous years, all supplementary materials uploaded with open access permission will be available on EGUsphere.

Over the next few months we will also be uploading our Union Symposia, Great Debates and Union Medal Lectures onto EGU’s YouTube channel, so that people from around the world can access these keynote livestreamed events, for free at any time.

Below is a list of all the livestreamed EGU24 Great Debates and Union Symposia that you will see over the next few months, along with the detailed programme listing:

Great Debates
GDB1: Plate motions were constant through geological time | Details
GDB2: Does climate change affect earthquake risks? | Details
GDB3: The Great EGU Climate Debate: The Anthropocene – Epochalypse Now? | Details
GDB4: Early Warnings for All (EW4ALL) Initiative: science needs for the global ambition to protect everyone by 2027 | Details
GDB5: How can geoscience unions and societies effectively integrate science into global policy decisions? | Details
GDB6: If informing is not enough, how should scientists engage to accelerate the social transformation required by climate change and biodiversity collapse? | Details
GDB7: Unleashing your potential as an Early-Career researcher: bridging the research-policy divide | Details
GDB8: Move or perish: What needs to change in academic mobility? | Details
GDB9: Artificial Intelligence in scientific publishing: blessing or bane? | Details
GDB10: Elevating EDI practices in the geosciences considering intersectionality | Details

Union Symposia
US1: Advancing Measurements and Observations in the Geosciences | Details
US2: Climate emergency, human agency: making sense of the current state of scientific knowledge on climate change to strengthen climate literacy | Details
US3: Bridging the scales: The Arctic methane and permafrost challenge | Details
US4: Deep-time Digital Earth | Details
US5: The EU Critical Raw Materials Act – how geoscientists can directly inform European policy and regulation | Details
US6: Misunderstanding or malice? Getting to the bottom of geoscience disinformation | Details

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The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe. With our partner organisations worldwide, we foster fundamental geoscience research, alongside applied research that addresses key societal and environmental challenges. Our vision is to realise a sustainable and just future for humanity and for the planet. We publish a number of diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open access format, and organise topical meetings, and education and outreach activities. Follow the EGU on social media.


Hazel Gibson
Head of Communications
European Geosciences Union
Munich, Germany
X @EuroGeosciences


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