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EGU news ‘EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online’ to replace this year’s annual General Assembly in Vienna

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‘EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online’ to replace this year’s annual General Assembly in Vienna

19 March 2020

The EGU is officially announcing the cancellation of the physical EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna, Austria.

Because the Union is committed to minimising the impact of COVID-19 on scientific research and collaboration, we believe EGU has a responsibility and a duty to ensure these activities continue despite the current, extreme circumstances. We have therefore decided to host EGU2020: Sharing Geosciences Online (#shareEGU20), a week-long series of online activities held during the first week of May that support our community by fostering scientific communication.

EGU2020: Sharing Geosciences Online will allow abstract authors to share presentation materials and open these for live discussion as well as participate in a selection of online networking events. We are also planning additional activities that will extend into the rest of the year and will provide more information about all of these events in the coming weeks.

We would like to personally thank our members and other attendees for their patience as the Union has navigated this difficult situation. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the hundreds of volunteers around the globe who have worked so hard to shape such an exciting programme, and especially the Programme Committee for their tireless efforts to make EGU 2020 as inclusive, environmentally friendly and progressive as possible.

For answers to pressing logistical questions regarding the cancellation, please refer to this list of frequently asked questions. We look forward to virtually meeting during the online activities of EGU2020 and welcoming you in person to Vienna from 25–30 April 2021 at the next face-to-face General Assembly!

Alberto Montanari, EGU President
Susanne Buiter, EGU Programme Committee Chair


Terri Cook
Head of Media, Communications and Outreach
European Geosciences Union
Munich, Germany
X @EuroGeosciences


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