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EGU 2014 General Assembly: Media advisory 1 – Media registration now open

13 January 2014

The latest research in Earth, planetary and space sciences will be presented at the 2014 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna, Austria, from 27 April to 2 May. The meeting, the largest geosciences conference in Europe, brings together over 11,000 researchers from all over the world.

The EGU General Assembly is an opportunity for journalists and science writers to learn about new developments in a variety of topics including climate change, recent space and planetary science missions, natural disasters, ocean acidification, rare-earth minerals, ice loss and sea-level rise among others. The preliminary programme for the meeting, which includes hundreds of scientific sessions, is available online.

The 2014 Assembly is being held at the Austria Center Vienna and, for the first time, it will have a theme: The Face of the Earth – Process and Form. The theme intends to celebrate the diversity of geoscience processes and the great variety of associated forms, from the core of the Earth to interplanetary space, across all scales.

Members of the media and public information officers are now invited to register for the meeting online, free of charge. Media registration gives access to the Press Centre and other meeting rooms, and includes a public transportation ticket, the programme book and a USB flash drive with the abstracts presented at the General Assembly. Media participants also have access to high-speed Internet (LAN and WLAN) and complimentary breakfast, lunch, coffee and refreshments at the press centre.

Online pre-registration will be available until 31 March. The advance registration assures that your badge will be waiting for you on your arrival to the Austria Center Vienna, giving you access to the press centre and other meeting rooms. You may also register on-site during the meeting.

Further information about media services at the General Assembly is available at Closer to the date, 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, please refer to the appropriate sections of the EGU 2014 General Assembly website.

More information

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. The EGU has a current portfolio of 15 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 11,000 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 2014 EGU General Assembly is taking place is Vienna, Austria from 27 April to 2 May 2014. For information regarding the press centre at the meeting and media registration, please check

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Bárbara Ferreira
EGU Media and Communications Manager
Munich, Germany


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