Researchers take time for science at Europe’s biggest conference in the Earth, planetary and space sciences
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Issue 100, April 2023
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Geoscience for the benefit of humanity and the planet

Researchers take time for science at Europe’s biggest conference in the fields of Earth, planetary and space science

Just days after EGU23 concluded in Vienna and virtually, EGU is pleased to report that we welcomed 18,831 attendees from around the world. A total of 16,357 presentations were made during the conference week of which 57% were contributions from Early Career Scientists (ECS). This year, we encouraged attendees to take time for science, allowing for a balanced experience of the latest in geoscience, science art and communication, networking, awards and medals, jobs and careers and so on.

This newsletter highlights some of the most unique and diverse parts of EGU23. From the varying composition of a single bolt of lightning, and observations of EGU23 poster designs from geophysicist and graphic designer Fabio Crameri, to how to make your geoscience communication publishable, EGU23 had something to offer for everyone!

Presenting at the posters, Nomikos Skyllas tells us if changes in Arctic climate variability severely impact migratory birds, and an international team of scientists share their findings of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), the first interplanetary mission by an Arab nation. For this and more, check out our recorded sessions now available for on-demand viewing here! As a reminder, on-demand viewing and commenting is open until 31 May 2023.

Science Policy

A packed science-for-policy week at EGU23

EGU thanks all the #Science4Policy experts for their incredible contributions at this year’s General Assembly and for sharing their expertise with the scientific community. Check out the fiery Great Debate: As climate change impacts accelerate, are we sleepwalking into the inferno? And Tuesday’s Great Debate on whether science should get political.

During the week, participants also played a simulation game with roles including science adviser, Energy Minister, and industry representative – a creative hands on approach to science for policy learning.

Science for Policy: Expert tips

Lene Topp and EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill held a special #Science4Policy 101 lesson about the EU Science Hub and Science for Policy Competence Framework. Want to assess your own #Sci4Pol competences? Use the #Smart4Policy tool now!

For a complete overview of science-for-policy activities at EGU23, be sure to follow this Twitter thread!

Journal Watch

Each month we choose a scientific paper published in one of EGU’s open access journals to be our Journal Watch, but did you know you can also access preprints, abstracts and supplementary materials from our meetings and annual General Assembly through EGUsphere? Learn more at EGUsphere.


April EGU journal highlights


EGU statement on Scientific Neocolonialism for Earth Day

The statement recognises that scientific advances require all peoples of the world to be equally included in research activities, regardless of their geographical location.

Winners announced: EGU23 Photo Competition!

This year EGU received hundreds of stunning images across the geosciences. Discover the winning entries here.

Resource of the month

EGU journals: open access publishing, public peer review and EGUsphere

This EGUwebinar explains the interactive public peer review system, how you can publish in an EGU Journal and briefly outlines EGUsphere!

Upcoming Dates

EGU Science for Policy Hangout

Come virtually network with those working at the science-policy interface and get involved in upcoming science for policy opportunities! Join us at 16:00 CEST on 8 May 2023.

Apply for an EGU Public Engagement Grant 2023

Awarded to outreach projects that raise awareness of the geosciences outside the scientific community. Apply here by 16 June 2023.

Apply to EGU’s Science Journalism Fellowship 2023

Professional, active journalists are invited to report on research within the geosciences. Deadline is 16 June 2023.

EGU24 dates are here: Vienna and virtually

The EGU General Assembly reconvenes at the ACV in Vienna & online as EGU24, from 14–19 April 2024. Follow the EGU on social media to stay tuned for more!

EGU Blogs

I asked ChatGPT to write a blog about lava lakes: here’s what happened

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology Division blog

Join the EGU GD Blog Team!

Geodynamics Division blog

Why faculae “vanish” on active Suns

Solar-Terrestrial Sciences Division blog

Did you know the mystery of the ice-cold rose?

Cryospheric Sciences Division blog

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