Earlier this month, we hosted a record-breaking number of participants (over
16,000) at our annual EGU General Assembly in Vienna. The meeting included
over 16,000 poster, oral and PICO presentations in over 650 sessions, as well
as a number of popular short courses and side events. We are grateful to all
participants, including conveners, the EGU Programme Committee, Copernicus
Meetings, conference assistants, exhibitors, and ACV and EGU office staff,
for making the meeting a success. If you participated in the meeting, we
especially welcome your suggestions
and feedback (deadline: 9 June), which will be instrumental in ensuring an
even more successful General Assembly next year (3–8 May 2020, Vienna).
Of special highlight at the meeting was a session on ‘Science, Politics and
European (dis)integration: A Conversation of Geoscientists with Ilaria Capua
and Mario Monti’, which motivated the EGU to issue a declaration supporting a united Europe for
the benefit of global scientific research.
In other news this month, the EGU launched
a new journal, Geochronology, as well as a science-policy
competition for early career scientists (deadline: 15 May). We also ran an
extraordinary election, which saw Claudio
Zaccone elected as SSS Division President.
Finally, we would like to remind you that we are currently accepting nominations for the
2020 EGU awards and medals, including for the new Angela Croome Award and Katia and Maurice Krafft Award. To promote
the best deserving geoscientists from around the world and increase diversity
in the group of EGU awardees and medallists, we encourage the EGU membership
to consider gender, geographical, and cultural balance when nominating
outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages.
Please consider submitting a nomination by 15 June.