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EGU news Call for abstracts to the EGU23 General Assembly now open!

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Call for abstracts to the EGU23 General Assembly now open!

1 November 2022

Taking place on 23-28 April, the EGU General Assembly 2023 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world for an hybrid meeting covering all disciplines in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. EGU aims to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and safe forum where scientists, especially early career scientists, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

EGU is pleased to announce that our General Assembly will once again be following an hybrid format in 2023, with a return of the popular poster and PICO sessions, alongside the traditional orals. The meeting will take place both on-site in Vienna (Austria) and virtually, as we take the next step towards building a fully hybrid event.

The basic format of the meeting will follow an enhanced version of the pre-pandemic meeting, with posters, orals, and PICO sessions available for you to submit your abstracts to.

  • The oral sessions are being planned to take place much as they did in 2022, both on-site and virtually (using Zoom), with one major difference – more time for presentations and questions. The exact amount of time will depend on the type of talk you are giving. Visit the EGU23 website for more information.
  • The poster sessions will be run in a hybrid format using Gather.Town for virtual presenters, to create virtual poster halls. On-site the experience will be much as it was before the pandemic, but authors will be able to communicate across the hybrid boundary using the commenting feature on Display materials, and by using Gather.Town.
  • PICO sessions will make use of both Zoom and Gather.Town. The 2-minute summary introductions will be given by both types of presenters (virtual and on-site) using Zoom to connect them, and to make all short presentations viewable by a virtual audience. Then the virtual presenters will move to Gather.Town to interact with their audience, whilst the on-site presenters will use the interactive screens in the PICO-spot to meet attendees. Once again, authors and attendees are encouraged to connect between the virtual and on-site formats using the commenting feature on the Display materials, and by using Gather.Town.

Much more information about the proposed formats is available on the EGU23 website, and we will be providing detailed instructions and guidance as we move through the year.

With this announcement, EGU and its conference partner, Copernicus Meetings, are opening the call for abstracts for the General Assembly 2023. The deadline for abstract submission is 10 January 2023 at 13:00 CET. Authors will be limited to one abstract as first author (with a few exceptions). All first authors must also be a current member of EGU to submit an abstract. The Abstract Processing Charge (APC) is €50 per abstract submitted.

The Roland Schlich travel support grant will once again be available to on-site attendees (deadline for application is 1 December 2022 13.00 CET), with a registration-fee waiver scheme also being implemented for virtual participants. To check your eligibility for these schemes, please visit the EGU23 webpage on participation support.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you again next year, both on-site in Vienna and virtually for those who prefer to join online. We are excited to offer a range of opportunities, to take time to connect with each other, and discuss the cutting-edge science our community is known for.

If you have questions regarding EGU23, please visit or email:

If you are a journalist or public information officer, please check our dedicated media page for information about media participation at the Assembly.


Copernicus Meetings
EGU General Assembly 2023 Organiser
Göttingen, Germany

Hazel Gibson
EGU Head of Communications
Munich, Germany


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