General Assembly 2012 Media Advisory 1 – Media registration now open
26 January 2012
Journalists, science writers, and public information officers can now register online to the 2012 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). The meeting brings together over 10,000 scientists from all over the world and covers all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.
EGU’s General Assembly is an opportunity for journalists and science writers to learn about recent developments in topics as diverse as shale gas and fracking, exoplanets, climate change, rare earth metals, natural disasters, energy and natural resources, among others. The preliminary programme for the meeting, the largest event of its kind in Europe, includes over 700 scientific sessions.
The event will be held on 22–27 April 2012 at the Austria Center Vienna at Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, Vienna, Austria. Members of the media and public information officers are now invited to register online (free of charge).
Further information about media services at the General Assembly is available from media.egu.eu. Closer to the date, this website will feature a full programme of press conferences, which will also be announced in later media advisories.
Online (pre-)registration will be available until Thursday 29 March. The advance registration assures that your badge will be waiting for you on your arrival to the Austria Center Vienna, giving you access to the press centre and other meeting rooms. You may also register on-site during the meeting.
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is Europe’s premier geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. It is a non-profit interdisciplinary learned association of scientists founded in 2002. The EGU has a current portfolio of 14 diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open-access format, and organises a number of topical meetings, and education and outreach activities. Its annual General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 10,000 scientists from all over the world. The meeting’s sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate change, and renewable energies.
Bárbara T. Ferreira
EGU Media and Communications Officer