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At the Assembly: Friday highlights

At the Assembly: Friday highlights

The conference is coming to a close and there’s still an abundance of great sessions to attend! Here’s our guide to getting the most out of the conference on its final day. Boost this information with features from EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly – pick up a paper copy at the ACV entrance or download it here.

Be sure to attend today’s Jean Dominique Cassini Medal Lecture by Jonathan I. Lunine, who will be discussing habitable environments and life in the Saturn system (ML4, 12:15 in Y1).

It’s your last chance to make the most of the networking opportunities at the General Assembly, so get on down to the poster halls and strike up a conversation. If you’re in the queue for coffee, find out what the person ahead is investigating – you never know when you might start building the next exciting collaboration! Here are some of today’s scientific highlights:

The final Union Symposium (US4) this week is dedicated to planetary interiors and how advances in space observations have furthered our ability to understand what is inside planetary bodies. Talks begin at 08:30 in Y5. Our final Great Debate of the week, which is co-organised with the AGU (American Geophysical Union), will be on open access publishing. The discussion kicks off at 15:30 in Room R1.

Today we also announce the results of the EGU Photo Contest and the Communicate Your Science Video Competition. Head over to the EGU Booth at 12:15 to find out who the winners are.

Following the success of this year’s theme, EGU 2016 will also have a theme: Active Planet. Join us on this adventure in Vienna next year (17–22 April 2016)!

What have you thought of the Assembly this week? Let us know at www.egu2015.eu/feedback and help make EGU 2016 even better.

We hope you’ve had a wonderful week and look forward to seeing you in 2016!

Nibbling round the edges. Credit: Maria Hernandez-Soriano (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

Nibbling round the edges. Credit: Maria Hernandez-Soriano (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

At the Assembly: Thursday highlights

At the Assembly: Thursday highlights

Welcome to the fourth day of General Assembly excitement! Once again the day is packed with great events for you to attend and here are just some of the sessions on offer. You can find out more about what’s on in EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly – grab a copy on your way in or download it here.

The first Union-wide session of the day focuses on geophysics and resilience and what is at stake (US3). The talks at this session will critically analyse large-scale projects that have been developed in order to increase resilience to geophysical extremes in Europe and elsewhere. Discover more from 13:30­–17:00 in B14.

Thursday also sees another interesting Great Debate take place: Negotiating climate policy – resigning to resilience? (GDB3, from 15:30–17:00 in Y1). With nations striving to negotiate a new global climate change agreement in late 2015 in Paris, there are two possible avenues that humanity can choose: pursue negotiations and achieve a solution that combats global warming, or put more effort on adaptation and resilience building. During the debate the panel will discuss emission scenarios and related climate consequences. Tune into to the session on Twitter using the #EGU15GDB hashtag or online at http://www.egu2015.eu/webstreaming.html.

Today’s interdisciplinary highlights include sessions on…

Take the opportunity to expand your skills in one of today’s short courses and splinter meetings:

There’s also a number of medal lectures on throughout the day – here’s a sample of what’s on offer:

What have you thought of the Assembly so far? Let us know at www.egu2015.eu/feedback, and share your views on what future EGU meetings should be like!

If you need a change of pace, stop by the Imaggeo Photo Exhibition beside the EGU Booth (basement, Blue Level). You can vote for your favourite finalists there and – while you’re in the area – take the opportunity to meet your Division’s representatives in today’s Meet EGU appointments. While on the subject of competitions, make sure to ‘like’ your favourite Communicate Your Science Video Competition film on the EGU YouTube channel.

Have a lovely day!

Credit: David Bernard (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

Credit: David Bernard (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

Head on over to the EGU Booth!

Head on over to the EGU Booth!

You can find the EGU Booth in Hall X on the Blue Level. This is the place to come if you’d like to meet members of EGU Council and Committees (Meet EGU) and find out more about EGU activities.

Here you can discover the EGU’s 17 open access journals, browse the EGU blogs (GeoLog, the EGU Blog Network and the EGU Division Blogs), catch up on the conference Twitter feed, and more! We will also be giving away beautiful geosciences postcards, which the EGU will post for you free of charge.

Beside the booth you’ll also find the finalists in the EGU Photo Contest, make sure you vote for your favourite images!  You’ll also find the Assembly Job Spot – be sure to check it out if you’re looking for a job in the geosciences, or someone to fill as spot in your research group. While on the subject of jobs, why not check the position we have open for a Science Policy Fellow at the EGU office? You can collect a job advertisement for this position at the EGU booth as well.

If you have any questions about the EGU, or want to be more involved in the Union, come and ask us, we’re happy to help!

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