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Minister Karlheinz Töchterle with the EGU President and Vice-President

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Austrian Science and Research Minister at the EGU General Assembly

4 April 2013

Karlheinz Töchterle, the Austrian Federal Minister for Science and Research, will attend the EGU Award Ceremony where he will give a presentation on the future of geosciences in Europe.

The EGU Award Ceremony is taking place on Wednesday 10 April at 17:30–20:00 in Room R1 of the Austria Center Vienna. Töchterle will address the audience around 18:15.

During his visit, Töchterle will meet with the incoming EGU President Günter Blöschl, who is also the Head of the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at the Vienna University of Technology.

Blöschl says: “I am very pleased that Minister Töchterle accepted our invitation to attend the 2013 EGU General Assembly, the largest geosciences meeting in Europe. The topic he is presenting on, the future of European geoscience, is fitting at a conference attended by a large percentage of young scientists.”

The EGU has strong connections with Austria having organised its annual General Assembly in Vienna since 2005.

Update (21/05/2013): This article was originally published prior to the visit of Minister Karlheinz Töchterle to the EGU General Assembly. It was updated on 21 May 2013 to include a photograph of the Minister at the EGU Award Ceremony and his speech, available for download in PDF form below.


Bárbara Ferreira
EGU Media and Communications Manager
Munich, Germany
Phone +49-89-2180-6703 (Munich office), +43-6812-082-7254 (mobile at the General Assembly)

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