Geodesy Division Highlights at EGU24: Your Essential Guide

Geodesy Division Highlights at EGU24: Your Essential Guide

We have been a bit quiet during March, but that was only for a good reason: to prepare lots of engaging activities and short courses for the EGU General Assembly. So, let’s find out what’s waiting for you at the GA24. But a quick reminder that this is just a small preview of the many other exciting events planned for GA, such as the co-organised short courses and networking activities that we couldn’t find the space to fit in here!

The annual EGU General Assembly is upon us once again, beckoning geodesy enthusiasts to Vienna for a convergence of scientific exchange and networking. Embracing a hybrid conference format, EGU ensures accessibility for both in-person and virtual attendees. From traditional oral and poster presentations to dynamic Pico sessions, alongside an array of networking opportunities and short courses, EGU offers a platform for collaboration and informal exchange, particularly beneficial for early career scientists (ECS).
As the EGU General Assembly approaches, the Geodesy Division is gearing up for exciting events and activities. Whether you’re attending in person or virtually, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for you at EGU24.

Division events

The Geodesy Division Meeting
When: Wednesday, April 10th, 12:00-13:00 (CEST)
Where: It will again be held online during the week before EGU. It can be found in the EGU geodesy programme as DM8. Everyone with a Copernicus ID can participate, also without registration for the GA. The Zoom link will become available 15 minutes before the meeting.
What to expect: Afterwards, we will stay online a bit longer in case you want to ask questions or make suggestions to the Geodesy Division Team.

ECS Pre-GA Icebreaker (G, GD, and SM Divisions)
When: Sun, 15 Apr, 15:00 – 18:30 (CEST)
Where: CopaBeach (just a few minutes away from the ACV)
What to expect: Attending the EGU General Assembly for the first time? Want to get to know other early career scientists from your discipline or even from other scientific fields? Then join us for the pre-GA Icebreaker organized jointly by Geodesy (G), Geodynamics (GD), and Seismology (SM) division ECS Representatives. We plan to go to the EGU Opening Reception at the conference venue (ACV) afterwards. EGU Opening Reception starts at 18:30.

Geodesy Fika
When: Mon, 15 Apr, 10:15–10:45 (CEST)
Where: EGU networking zone – terrace G (purple level)
What to expect: It’s a social gathering for Geodesy Early Career Scientists! Join us for the first coffee break at EGU24. We are looking forward to meeting you and hearing from you about your expectations from us, the ECS team, and from GA24.

Geodesy 101
When: Mon, 15 Apr, 12:45-13:45 (CEST)
Where: Room 1.15/16 (green level) & online
What to expect: Are you new to the field of Geodesy, then join us for the Geodesy 101 short course! You will get a short introduction to the different fields of Geodesy. We promise that we won’t show too many equations, so it’s perfect for anyone who is a newcomer in this field. Interested in more 101 short courses? Want to learn more about tectonics, geology, geodynamics or seismology? Check out our Geodesy plan below to see the details.

Early Career Scientists Geodesy Dinner
When: Mon, 15 Apr, starts at 20:30 (CEST)
Where: Information will be sent to those who registered. If you’d like to participate, please register: https://forms.gle/3sZzJTqqc5FjvUQf9

Meet the Geodesy Division Team
When: Tue, 16 Apr, 15:45-16:15 (CEST)
Where: EGU Booth in the poster area
Come around to chat with us. There will be good coffee available, too. 🙂
What to expect: Would you like to meet the team behind activities related to Geodesy? Maybe you would like to understand more about how you can get involved with EGU Geodesy. Well, this is the perfect chance to come and say hi!

Medal Lectures
Vening Meinesz Medal Lecture by Jeff Freymueller & G Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma
Thu, 18 Apr, 19:00–20:00 (CEST), Room G2 (and online)

Jean Dominique Cassini Medal Lecture by Veronique Dehant
Thu, 18 Apr, 12:45–13:45 (CEST), Room E1 (and online)

Geodesy schedule for the EGU24 (colour refers to floor plan colours of the conference centre ACV: purple – level -2 (basement), yellow – level 0 (ground floor), green – level 1 (first floor), red – level 2 (second floor), grey – gathertown (online). Figure courtesy: Rebekka Steffen

Union-wide events

How to navigate EGU: tips and tricks
When: Mon, 15 Apr, 10:45–12:30 (CEST)
Where: Room -2.61/62
What to expect: Are you unsure about how to bring order to the extensive program of the General Assembly? Are you wondering how to tackle this week of science and outreach? Then this is the short course for you!

If you are a first-timer at GA and feeling overwhelmed, why not have a look at this blog post on GeoLog

Mentor-Mentee Meet Up
When: Tue, 16 Apr, 12:45–13:45 (CEST)
Where: Rooftop Foyer
What to expect: Are you a mentee or a mentor? Here is the perfect chance to catch up with your mentor/mentee!

ECS Networking Reception
When: Tue, 16 Apr, 18:00–19:30 (CEST)
Where: Rooftop Foyer
What to expect: Maybe in the last GAs you tried but didn’t manage to get a spot at the ECS Networking Reception. Fear not, this year there is no registration and you are all invited to join the reception where we have a chance to connect to ECSs from other divisions!

Do you want to know more about how to network at GA24? Check out this blog post on GeoLog. 

Early Career Scientist Coffee Catch-Up
What to expect: Early Career Scientists (ECS) are invited to grab a coffee and make their way to the EGU Booth, where they meet and (re)connect just a step away from the bustling, energetic hive of the Assembly; build a network, share what you’ve learnt, or simply catch a moment to relax.
When and where: Mon, 15 Apr, 15:45–16:45 (CEST) EGU booth – Hall X2, Tue, 16 Apr, 15:45–16:45 (CEST) EGU booth – Hall X2, Wed, 17 Apr, 15:45–16:45 (CEST) EGU booth – Hall X2, Thu, 18 Apr, 15:45–16:45 (CEST) EGU booth – Hall X2

ECS Forum
When: Thu, 18 Apr, 12:45–13:45 (CEST)
Where: Room 3.29/30
What to expect: We would like to get your feedback!

EGU24 Splinter meeting: Meet your EGU Division Policy Points of Contact
When: Thu, 18 Apr, 14:00–15:45 (CEST)
Where: Room 2.97
What to expect: Did you know that divisions now have a policy contact? Would you like to meet your division policy officer and discuss about potential areas you could focus on for policymaking? Or maybe you would like to know more about science policy. That’s your opportunity to go and have a chat with them. If you are new to science policy, maybe you should check out the short course (SC2.2) An introduction to science for policy. If you already have an idea and would like to expand your knowledge of science policy, check out the policy programme.

Right. Now that we shared the Geodesy social events and some highlights, do not forget to add them to your programme. We are looking forward to seeing many of you in Vienna!

Geodesy ECS team

Öykü is a PhD student at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Her research focuses on the static and time-variable gravity field recovery from satellite data and local gravity field modelling. She is working on mitigating temporal aliasing for future gravity mission concepts with quantum technologies. Tweets as @callmeboyk

Rebekka is a researcher at Lantmäteriet (The Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority). She is working on glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) modelling with a focus on stress field changes and model development, and is involved in the development of a European velocity model as part of EUREF (Regional Reference Frame IAG Sub-Commission for Europe). Rebekka is also the chair of a IAG (International Association of Geodesy) Joint Study Group on GIA. She received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Calgary.

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Marius is a PhD student at the chair for Astronomical and Physical Geodesy at Technical University of Munich. He is working on long-term simulations of gravity field recovery from satellite gravity missions. His focus is on time variable gravity field, developing processing strategies such as long-term trend estimation for climate applications.

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