EGU General Assembly 2020 Media Advisory 1 – Media registration now open
18 December 2019
The 2020 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) provides an opportunity for journalists to find out about the latest research in the Earth, planetary and space sciences and to talk to researchers from all over the world. The meeting, the largest geosciences conference in Europe, is anticipated to bring together more than 15,000 scientists. It runs from 3 to 8 May at the Austria Center Vienna, in Vienna, Austria.
The EGU General Assembly allows journalists to learn about new developments in a range of fields, such as planetary exploration, Earth observation, polar science, climate change, pollution and natural hazards. The preliminary programme for the meeting includes hundreds of scientific sessions covering all areas of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Some of the meeting’s most newsworthy scientific advances will be presented to journalists at press conferences, to be announced in April.
Members of the media, public information officers and science bloggers (conditions apply) are now invited to register for the meeting free of charge. Media registration gives access to the Press Centre, interview rooms, and other meeting rooms. It also includes a public transportation ticket for central Vienna, valid from Monday to Friday. At the Press Centre, media participants have access to a working space with a dedicated wireless network and a press conference room. In addition, breakfast, lunch, coffee and refreshments are available free of charge.
Online registration is open until 31 March 2020. We strongly encourage all media participants to register in advance via this site to facilitate badge collection on arrival to the conference centre, the Austria Center Vienna. You may also register on-site during the meeting.
Further information about media services at the General Assembly is available at https://www.egu.eu/gamedia/2020/. Closer to the time of the meeting, this website will feature a full programme of press conferences, which will also be announced in later media advisories. Information on accommodation and travel are also available on the 2020 General Assembly website.
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 with headquarters in Munich, Germany. The EGU publishes a number of 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 more than 15,000 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, energy, and resources. The EGU General Assembly 2020 is taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 3 to 8 May 2020. For information and press registration, please check https://www.egu.eu/gamedia, or follow the EGU on Twitter and Facebook.
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