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PICO presentations at the EGU 2018 General Assembly (Credit: EGU/Foto Pfluegl)

EGU news Call for abstracts to the EGU General Assembly 2019 now open!

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Call for abstracts to the EGU General Assembly 2019 now open!

23 October 2018

The EGU General Assembly 2019, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The deadline for abstract submission is 10 January 2019 or, for those applying for Roland Schlich travel support, 1 December 2018. Only 2019 EGU members will be able to submit abstracts as first author to the 2019 meeting and, with a few exceptions outlined below, only one abstract as first author will be permitted.

The EGU is committed to providing the best platform for networking and communicating research, and continues its efforts towards ensuring that all participants at its annual General Assembly are able to present their work in a comfortable manner in the years to come. One of the measures adopted to ensure all presentations (orals, posters and PICOs) find a place is the introduction of the one-abstract rule.

Authors are allowed as first author to submit either one regular abstract plus one abstract solicited by a convener, or two solicited abstracts. A second regular abstract can be submitted to the Educational and Outreach Sessions (EOS) programme group (maximum number of abstracts, including solicited abstracts, remains two). Possible submissions for first authors are: 1 regular + 1 solicited abstract; or 2 solicited abstracts; or 1 regular or solicited abstract + 1 EOS abstract (regular or solicited). Note that authors will need to provide a transaction number (TAN) when submitting their additional solicited abstract. This TAN has to be provided by the convener. Participants can be co-authors on additional abstracts in which they are not first author.

Another change for the EGU General Assembly 2019 is that only 2019 EGU members will be able to submit an abstract as first authors (co-authors are not required to have a membership). To become a member, go to, where you can also renew your EGU membership. Students receive a 50% discount in their EGU membership rates, and all EGU members benefit from substantially reduced registration rates to the meeting, amongst other benefits. From 1 December 2018, only 2019 EGU memberships will be sold. Between October and 30 November 2018, you can choose between becoming 2018 EGU member or already a 2019 EGU member. The 2019 EGU membership is required for first authors to submit an abstract to the EGU 2019 General Assembly, while the 2018 membership is required to participate in the 2018 EGU Autumn elections.

The EGU is committed to promoting the participation of both early career scientists and established researchers from low and middle-income countries who wish to present their work at the EGU General Assembly. To encourage participation of scientists from both these groups, a limited amount of the overall budget of the EGU General Assembly is reserved to provide financial support to those who wish to attend the meeting. Scientists who wish to apply for Roland Schlich travel support must be the contact author, as well as the first and presenting author of their contribution. In addition, they must submit an abstract by 1 December 2018.

Scientists at all career stages – including undergraduate and graduate students – are encouraged to submit abstracts to present their research at the conference.

To submit an abstract, browse through the EGU 2019 sessions online (Call-for-abstracts). Clicking on ‘please select’ will allow you to search for sessions by Programme Group (e.g. NH: Natural Hazards) and submit your abstract to the relevant session either as plain text, LaTeX, or a MS Word document. Further guidelines on how to submit an abstract are available on the EGU 2019 website.

An abstract processing charge of €40 is levied on all abstracts submitted by the 10 January 13:00 CET deadline. Late abstracts (submitted by conveners until 18 January 2019) require a final approval by the Programme Committee and will be invoiced with €80.

Early registration for the conference is open until 28 February 2019. Scientists can register online on the General Assembly website from November 2018.


Susanne Buiter
EGU Programme Committee Chair

Copernicus Meetings
EGU General Assembly 2019 Organiser
Göttingen, Germany
Phone +49-551-900339-20

Bárbara Ferreira
EGU Media and Communications Manager
Munich, Germany
Phone +49-89-2180-6703
X @EuroGeosciences


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