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EGU23 – by the numbers

3 May 2023

The statistics from EGU23 show the enthusiasm that EGU members, and many other people around the world, have to learn about the latest geoscience research results.

By the numbers, the week of EGU23 included:

  • 938 scientific sessions
  • 18,831 individuals registered, with 15,453 joining us in Vienna from 107 countries, and 3,378 joining virtually from 105 countries
  • 192 Roland Schlich Travel Support grants were issued, along with 1,453 virtual registration waivers
  • 16,357 presentations, given in poster, oral and PICO presentation formats, both on-site and virtually, 57% of which were contributions from Early Career Scientists (ECS)
  • 14 Education and Outreach Sessions (EOS)
  • 174 teachers who joined the Geoscience Information For Teachers (GIFT) workshop both on-site and virtually
  • 51 Short Courses with 2 special Artist in Residence workshops
  • 39 Award and Medal Lectures
  • 5 Union Symposia and 6 Great Debates
  • 114 Townhall and Splinter meetings scheduled
  • 52 sessions co-sponsored by sibling organisations

Even though EGU23 is over, much of the scientific information from this year’s General Assembly is still available online. As with previous years, all supplementary materials uploaded with open access permission will be available on EGUsphere.

Over the next few months we will also be uploading our Union Symposia, Great Debates and Union Medal Lectures onto EGU’s YouTube channel, so that people from around the world can access these keynote livestreamed events, for free at any time.

Below is a list of all the livestreamed EGU23 Great Debates and Union Symposia that you will see over the next few months, along with the detailed programme listing:

Great Debates
GDB1: The thrills and dangers of extending human impact beyond our planetary boundaries | Details
GDB2: As climate change impacts accelerate, are we sleepwalking into the inferno…? | Details
GDB3: The science activist: should science get political? | Details
GDB4: Scientific Neocolonialism: tools and mechanisms to advocate and amplify the voices, knowledge and recognition of local knowledge in geoscience research | Details
GDB5: Is social media outreach? | Details
GDB6: Open access publishing: national strategies, challenges and solutions | Details

Union Symposia
US1: Managing compounding impacts from extreme events through societal crises | Details
US2: How can institutions assess impact beyond citations? Paths towards recognition and impact | Details
US3: Challenges and solutions to increasing accessibility, representation, recognition and diversity of European countries in the European geosciences community | Details
US4: Juggling parenting and caring responsibilities with a career in the geosciences: barriers and opportunities to increasing accessibility and inclusion | Details
US5: Allyship and supporting others for a more diverse and inclusive geosciences | Details

More information

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe. With our partner organisations worldwide, we foster fundamental geoscience research, alongside applied research that addresses key societal and environmental challenges. Our vision is to realise a sustainable and just future for humanity and for the planet. We publish a number of diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open access format, and organise topical meetings, and education and outreach activities. Follow the EGU on Twitter and Facebook.


Hazel Gibson
Head of Communications
European Geosciences Union
Munich, Germany
X @EuroGeosciences


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