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EGU news Media registrations now open for the EGU General Assembly 2022

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European Geosciences Union

Media registrations now open for the EGU General Assembly 2022

7 February 2022

The 2022 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) will bring together geoscientists from all over the world for one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. We are pleased to announce that media registration for the meeting is now available. This follows our previous announcement about the change in dates for EGU22, which will now be held from 23-27 May 2022 in a hybrid format both in Vienna and virtually.

There are two types of registration available: on-site registration and virtual registration. Members of the media can expect several benefits including free registration for EGU22. Online participants will also have priority access to scientists presenting at press conferences, a media contact to assist with access to other scientists at the meeting and the ability to ask questions directly to researchers during the live streamed press conferences.

Additional benefits include access to the Press Centre, interview rooms, and other meeting rooms, and a public transportation ticket for central Vienna, valid from Monday to Friday. At the Press Centre, media participants will also have access to a working space with a dedicated wireless network and a press conference room. Breakfast, lunch, coffee and refreshments are available free of charge.

EGU22 will allow 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 last two General Assemblies, Sharing Geoscience Online in 2020 and vEGU21: Gather Online, were organized as virtual meetings due to COVID-related restrictions. In 2022, the EGU aims to provide an on-site experience again for those attending in-person, while at the same time introducing new concepts to include virtual attendees as much as possible. We plan for the format of the conference to be flexible, giving us the opportunity to more easily adapt to the uncertain global context.

Members of the media, public information officers and science bloggers are now invited to register for the meeting online, free of charge. Online registration is open until the last day of the EGU General Assembly 2022. We strongly encourage all media participants to register in advance to facilitate co-ordination of press materials and resources during the meeting, and for in-person attendees, to permit badge collection on arrival to the conference centre, the Austria Center Vienna. You may also register online or on-site during the meeting.

Please note that travel to Vienna, Austria is dependent on the local regulatory requirements relating to COVID-19 and these are subject to change based on the evolving situation. Registration for on-site attendance closes on 14 April to allow us time to submit attendance numbers to the Austrian Government, in line with hygiene regulations.

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. For information on accommodation and travel, for in-person attendees, please refer to the appropriate sections of the main EGU General Assembly 2022 website.

EDITORS NOTE: To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, EGU will not accept any payment of EGU22 registration fees from Russian or Belarusian institutions paid on behalf of researchers based at or affiliated with them. Already paid fees will be directly and completely donated to the UN Crisis Relief Fund for Ukraine. For more information and guidance, please email:

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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 over 14,000 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 2022 is taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 23-27 May 2022. For information and press registration, please click here, or follow the EGU on Twitter and Facebook.

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Gillian D’Souza
Media and Communications Officer
European Geosciences Union


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