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Recent Natural Hazard Events at EGU General Assembly 2010

There is going to be a special session on the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010 on Tuesday 4th May from 18:30 to 20:00 in Room 36. The time and location are currently provisional.

The recent Natural Hazard Events in Haiti and Chile will be covered in SM1.0/G25/GD2.17/GM1.5/GMPV37/NH4.0/NH5.3/SSP1.9/TS8.4 Large Magnitude Earthquakes and Tsunami Activity in 2010: Views on The Haiti and Chile Events. This will take place in Room D on Monday 3rd May from 08:30 to 12:00, with a Panel Discussion and Questions on “The 2010 Haiti and Chile Earthquakes and Associated Tsunamis” from 18:45 to 19:45, again in Room D.

By Jennifer Holden

Eyjafjallajokull Eruption and Air Travel Disruption

For the first time ever, all United Kingdom airspace is currently closed due to ash from the Eyjafjallajokull Eruption in Iceland, a situation replicated in several other Northern European countries.

At the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010, session NH2.2 Passive satellite techniques and ground-based potential field investigations of volcanic activity contains several presentations related to ash.

NASA’s Earth Observatory has MODIS imagery, with a clear explanation at their Image of the Day website.

A comprehensive set of links about the Eyjafjallajokull Eruption can be found at Michel’s Islande 2010 blog (the blog is in French but the link descriptions are in English and French).

*These are not EGU sanctioned blogs, rather a resource helping readers know what is out there.

By Jennifer Holden

EGU Presentation Planning

According to twitter (#egu2010) I’m not the only person who has been working on posters for the General Assembly this week.

The guidelines for authors can be found on the EGU GA 2010 website for oral and poster presentations.

The key take away points are that its 12 minutes plus 3 for questions for oral presentations. Posters are landscape orientation (i.e. longer than they are tall), and go up first thing in the morning on the day of the session. There are two new poster halls this year: XL and Z.

Some sessions have poster summary and discussion sessions, details of which can be found here. They are listed by session.

By Jennifer Holden

The EGU is Multilogue

This year at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly there’s more formal engagement with social media than in previous years.

Blogging
There’s an official blog (that you’ve already found!). This will contain a mixture of information about the General Assembly, highlight particular sessions, and news, amongst other things. Ideas for contributions are welcome, let us know in the comments or via email. It’s not going to replace any existing information outlets such as the Daily Newsletter but complement them.

We’re putting together a blogroll of bloggers discussing issues related to the EGU General Assembly 2010. These are not EGU sanctioned blogs, rather a resource helping attendees know what is out there. If you have a blog (individual or group) please submit your blog details to us. The blogroll will be published before the General Assembly.

If you’re planning on blogging at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly there is free (unsecured) wireless internet throughout the General Assembly venue; plug points are available throughout the building. International plug adapters can be borrowed from the Austria Center Information Desk for a deposit.

Twitter
There is an official twitter feed @egu2010 which will contain information on key events during the General Assembly. If you’re tweeting about EGU 2010 please use the hashtag #egu2010.

[Some of this material can be found at EGU is Multilogue on the EGU website.]

By Jennifer Holden

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