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The EGU made several exciting announcements in October. Earlier this week we reported that beginning in 2020, the carbon dioxide emissions for the travel of all General Assembly participants will be offset. This represents a first for any major geoscience event and, along with a host of other greening initiatives, marks another important step towards minimising the meeting’s environmental impact.

Earlier this month EGU announced the winners of the 2020 awards and medals: 49 individuals who have made significant contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences and who will be honoured at the 2020 EGU General Assembly in May. We also announced the winners of the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards from the 2019 General Assembly.

In October the EGU also hosted its second-annual science policy event in Brussels. The gathering brought together geoscientists and policymakers to provide feedback regarding the themes recently chosen for Horizon Europe, the EU’s next research and innovation framework programme.

The call for abstracts for our annual conference is now open. If you are interested in presenting your work in Vienna in May, please be sure to submit your abstract by 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET. If you would like to apply for Roland Schlich travel support to attend the meeting, please submit your abstract no later than 1 December 2019.

Only two weeks remain to provide input regarding EGU's activities, so please take five minutes to fill out the Membership Survey today!

In November, 2019 EGU members will have the opportunity to vote in the Union's autumn elections. Please check the elections page on our website for more information.


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Journal Watch

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Relative impact of aerosol, soil moisture, and orography perturbations on deep convection

Biogeosciences (BG)

Physical constraints for respiration in microbial hotspots in soil and their importance for denitrification

Earth Surface Dynamics (Esurf)

Mapping landscape connectivity as a driver of species richness under tectonic and climatic forcing

Earth System Dynamics (ESD)

Modeling forest plantations for carbon uptake with the LPJmL dynamic global vegetation model

Geoscientific Model Development (GMD)

Geoscientific Model Development
The biophysics, ecology, and biogeochemistry of functionally diverse, vertically and horizontally heterogeneous ecosystems: the Ecosystem Demography model, version 2.2 – Part 2: Model evaluation for tropical South America

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)

Benchmarking the predictive capability of hydrological models for river flow and flood peak predictions across over 1000 catchments in Great Britain

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS)

Geologic and geomorphic controls on rockfall hazard: how well do past rockfalls predict future distributions?

Understanding the spatiotemporal development of human settlement in hurricane-prone areas on the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts using nighttime remote sensing

Ensemble models from machine learning: an example of wave runup and coastal dune erosion  

The Cryosphere (TC)

Estimating Greenland tidewater glacier retreat driven by submarine melting

Contrasting thinning patterns between lake- and land-terminating glaciers in the Bhutanese Himalaya  

Other papers highlighted by the editors of EGU open access journals are available online.

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