The 2011 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union will take place from 3 April to 8 April in Vienna, Austria.
The EGU General Assembly 2010 will bring together around 10,000 geoscientists from all over Europe and the rest of the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences.
Major EGU 2011 topics and debates are related to our natural environment and its current threats: natural hazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes and wildfires.Other topics include energy, resources, weather and climate.
Some of these topics, notably past, present and future of the climate, the oceans and ice sheets, will be discussed during the Union Symposium 1 “A Planet under Pressure” with James Zachos, Eric Rignot and Hervé Le Treut as principal speakers.
Union Symposium 3 focuses on the question “How Science Can Aid Society in Tackling Emerging Risks”.
This year’s Great Debate asks “What can be done about Europe’s alarming dependence on mineral imports?”
We are working to put together an attractive press conference programme. It is still preliminary, but we will probably have briefings about Ocean Acidification, Oxygen Depletion of the Oceans (“triple trouble”), Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise, Recent Large Earthquakes and Tsunamis, Ocean Dynamics and Oil Spills. We will give out more information as our programme evolves. So stay tuned.
Science writers and public information officers are welcome to attend this conference and to register in advance by 18 March 2011 at the latest by completing and returning the "Press-Pre-Registration Form". Media registration at the meeting during the opening hours of the conference office is also possible. Media registration is free-of-charge.EGU 2011 conference site
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