The Earth’s future rests on today’s action. Read about current climate change projections, meet paleomagnetist Anita Di Chiara, and register for EGU22!
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Issue 88, April 2022
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Geoscience for the benefit of humanity and the planet

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The Earth’s future rests on today’s action

Despite the looming climate crisis, there is hope on the horizon, but not for long

Is humanity truly at a crossroads? Earth Day was in the spotlight this month, calling us to pause and examine our role in today’s changing global climate. In response to this call, EGU has joined together with fourteen other geoscience organisations around the world, to share our commitment to making the changes needed to create a just and sustainable future for humanity and the planet. You can read the full statement here. April’s GeoPolicy blog also focuses on current climate change projections and what our path ahead could look like for governments, industries, and people.

We met Anita Di Chiara, a paleomagnetist studying the origin and evolution of the Earth’s magnetic field. As EGU’s Early Career Scientist (ECS) Representative, Anita acts as a liaison between Union Council and the ECS community. She explains how ECS can get more involved in EGU and the scientific community in this month’s Geo Talk blog.

With only a few weeks to go for EGU’s General Assembly (EGU22), we recommend reading our Top 10 tips to get the most out of your on-site and virtual interactions during EGU22. Also, find out how you can help us make a Green EGU during the meeting with these simple, eco-friendly suggestions. As a reminder, registration for on-site participation of EGU22 has closed, but you can still register to join virtually anytime until the last day of the meeting (27 May 2022). For more information, click here.

Science Policy

GeoPolicy blog: Climate solutions at the center of focus this Earth Day

Following the recently published IPCC Report on climate change, EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill outlines practical steps that can be taken in key sectors that could reduce our emissions by half around the world.

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Your guide to science for policy at EGU22!

Whether you wish to expand your network, diversify your expertise, or develop new skills, EGU22 has many science-for-policy sessions that can help. Click here to find out how you can engage with them online and in Vienna!

Science for Policy Newsletter

April’s Science for Policy Newsletter highlights recent discoveries from the EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre on policy ecosystems across the EU Member States and the International Network for Government Science Advice’s new podcast.

Journal Watch

“Developing an impact plan for communication, dissemination, stakeholder engagement, training, and clustering activities is a required, important step in the reporting process of a research project… it is an essential instrument to frame the whole knowledge transfer strategy of an initiative, helps to set clear objectives, and gives direction to the actions undertaken…”

Pasqualetto et al, 2022 Geoscience Communication


April EGU journal highlights


Nominations open for EGU Medal and Awards

EGU offers over 50 medals and awards to honour individual contributions to the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. Send in your nominations by 15 June 2022! To help us increase diversity among EGU awardees and medallists, EGU encourages members to consider gender, geographical, and cultural balance when nominating scientists at various career stages.

The 2023 awards and medals, which will be announced in October 2022, will be presented to their recipients at the EGU General Assembly 2023. Read more here.

Resource of the month

How To Visualise Your Research Using Scientific, Accessible Graphics

Are you choosing the right words and visuals for an effective presentation? In this free EGUwebinar, discover how to visualise results in a manner that is true to the data, and make your presentation more accessible to all!

Upcoming Dates

EGUwebinar: Ready to be a great conference presenter?!

Have you submitted an abstract to EGU’s General Assembly? Find out what it takes to be a good presenter at a scientific conference. Our EGUwebinar will help you make an effective presentation! Join us at 12.30 CEST, 2 May 2022. Register here.

EGU22: Ask a Science for Policy Expert

This year, EGU22 participants can have their questions answered by science for policy experts through 30-minute 1-on-1 meetings throughout the General Assembly (23-27 May 2022).

Meetings can be requested both virtually and in-person. Please submit your question(s) here by 16 May 2022.

Registration for virtual participation in EGU22

This year EGU22 will be held both on-site in Vienna and virtually everywhere. Although registration for on-site participation has closed, you can still register to join virtually anytime until 27 May 2022, the last day of EGU22.

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