ISSUE 63, MARCH 2020
EGU Newsletter: Monthly information service for members of the European Geosciences Union

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In place of our annual physical General Assembly in Vienna, the EGU will be hosting EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online (#shareEGU20) from 4–8 May. This event will offer all geoscientists opportunities to share their research and stimulate scientific discourse during these unprecedented times.

Following an Herculean effort by our partner, EGU’s conference organiser, and the EGU Programme Committee members, the face-to-face General Assembly schedule has been revised. A new programme of the online activities that will be available during the first week of May is now posted on the meeting website, along with extensive guidelines so that authors and conveners know how to prepare and what to expect during this unusually large pilot project.

The authors of the more than 18,000 abstracts are now invited to upload presentation materials of their choice, such as an animation, a graph or a few slides, to expand on their published abstracts. To make this process 'as easy as pie’, the members of the EGU Communications Team, who are fans of the Great British Bake-Off show, have created a very short video to show you how to upload your materials in a few easily digestible steps. On your mark, get set, BAKE!

Yesterday EGU President Alberto Montanari and EGU Programme Committee Chair Susanne Buiter hosted a webinar to describe how to get involved in EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online and what the #shareEGU20 agenda will include. They also provided answers to numerous questions about what to expect. The webinar is available for viewing on EGU’s YouTube channel. Montanari also blogged about what geoscientists can do to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

Last but not least: could #shareEGU20 serve as a model for minimising the carbon footprint of future scientific conferences? “It’s an exciting opportunity to demonstrate if our members are interested in new models of interacting,” says Buiter.


Sharing Geoscience Online
EGU News
Journal Watch
EGU Science in the News
EGU Blogs

Sharing Geoscience Online

All the #shareEGU20 resources you'll need, right at your fingertips: More EGU2020 information is available on the meeting website.
Sharing Geoscience Online

EGU News

More EGU news items are available on the EGU website.

Journal Watch

Annales Geophysicae (ANGEO)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)

Biogeosciences (BG)

Scaling carbon fluxes from eddy covariance sites to globe: synthesis andevaluation of the FLUXCOM approach

Earth System Dynamics (ESD)

Back to the future II: tidal evolution of four supercontinent scenarios

Earth system data cubes unravel global multivariate dynamics

Geoscientific Model Development (GMD)

Geoscience Communication (GC)

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS)


The Cryosphere (TC)

Weather and Climate Dynamics (WCD)

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

EGU Science in the News

A snapshot of recent English-speaking news coverage based on research published in EGU's 19 open access journals:

EGU Blogs

GeoLog, the EGU blog EGU network blogs EGU division blogs More EGU blog posts are available at
EGU Science for Policy
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EGU Meetings Calendar
EGU Jobs Portal
Early Career Scientists website
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