EGU2020 Symposia, courses, awards, events and much more…

EGU2020 Symposia, courses, awards, events and much more…

With the EGU 2020 General Assembly abstract submission deadline approaching (15 January 2020, 13:00 CET), today we would like to highlight some additional events and activities that will hopefully help to convince those of you still hesitating to register this year.

Besides interesting disciplinary scientific programme, the EGU has a plenty of other events to offer including symposia, debates, medal lectures, short courses, outreach sessions and many more…

Here, we pick a few that are not to be missed.

The BG Division Meeting – BG organises a division meeting each year at the EGU General Assembly. During this event, the current division president Giuliana Panieri will report on division activities (awards and medals, publications, current and next year General Assemblies), Union-wide news, present the current division officers and run the election of new ones. Do not miss it to learn more about our division and how to get involved!

The BG Division will be awarding three Medal and Award Lectures (MAL) this year:

MAL2: Alfred Wegener Medal Lecture by Ingeborg Levin (Convener: Alberto Montanari)
MAL32: Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal Lecture by Pierre Friedlingstein (Convener: Giuliana Panieri)
MAL34: BG Division Outstanding ECS Lecture by Caitlin E. Hicks Pries (Convener: Giuliana Panieri)

A Union-wide symposium for all. Speakers from government, industry, academia and the media will debate which policies, roles, and responsibilities they view to be most effective to ensure the integrity of science, including freedom to disseminate results. US1 Best practices for scientific integrity and scientific freedom (co-sponsored by AGU, JpGU, GSA, GSL and AGI; Convener: Alberto Montanari | Co-conveners: Robin Bell, Hodaka Kawahata, J. Douglas Walker)

Great Debate on forests and their footprint. Several recent reports produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) discuss the role of forests in the climate system, but do we understand well what is the total footprint of the forest? GDB4 Are forests a solution to climate change? (Convener: Oksana Tarasova | Co-convener: Claudia Volosciuk

Diverse short courses for Early Career Scientists (but not only for):

First time at the EGU? In one hour, this short course will provide you with tips and tricks on how to handle this large conference and how to make the most out of your week at this year’s General Assembly. SC4.1 How to navigate the EGU? Tips and tricks (Convener: Anouk Beniest | Co-conveners: David Fernández-Blanco, Hana Jurikova, Olivia Trani, Madeleine Vickers)

Wondering what it is like to publish in the EGU Journals? This short course will cover all you need to know about the publication process from start to end for EGU journals, and give you a chance to ask the editors some questions. SC4.19 Meet the Editors – Tips and advice on publishing in EGU Journals (Convener: Hana Jurikova | Co-conveners: Tommaso Alberti, Jenny Turton)

Are you sure your figures are up to specs? This short course aims to make your figures scientifically accurate and accessible to all, and will offer tips and tricks on how to improve them. SC1.6 Colour perception and presentation: Make better figures! (Convener: Andy Emery | Co-conveners: Fabio Crameri, Grace E. Shephard)

Interested to hear from the experts on how to effectively manage a project? SC4.11 Effective project management in Earth sciences – What does that mean? (Convener: Daniela Henkel | Co-conveners: Luisa Cristini, Sylvia Walter)

… And do not forget about the EGU Mentoring Programme!
The EGU offers a mentoring programme for novice attendees, students, and early career scientists at its annual Generaly Assembly. The programme aims to facilitate new connections that may lead to long-term professional relationships within the Earth, planetary and space science communities. This can be rewarding experience for both mentees and mentors, so please do consider applying! The deadline for registering to participate in the programme either as a mentee or a mentor is 31 January 2020.

Hana Jurikova is a postdoctoral researcher at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam. Her research primarily involves the application and development of novel isotopic techniques for gaining insight into past climatic and environmental changes, Earth’s biogeochemical cycles and their feedbacks, with focus on carbon cycle dynamics. She is also interested in biomineralisation processes of brachiopods and corals and what geochemistry can tell us about calcification and the state of the oceanic carbonate system.

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