Natural Hazards

Is it time to think about the EGU General Assembly 2022? Yes, it is!

Blue background, yellow text: EGU General Assembly. #EGU22 3-8 April 2022
The General Assembly (GA) 2022 will take place from 3 to 8 April 2022, and, as of now, it is thought to be hosted in a hybrid format with in-presence events in Vienna (Austria) and online events on an interactive platform.


The conference is still so far away, why do you have to think about it now?

Well, for once, the call for abstracts is open! So, it is time to review the provisional programme for sessions of interest and submit an abstract to present your exciting research. 


Where can you find the programme? 

Just click here! But if you continue reading, I’ll provide you with the details of some juicy sessions organised by members of the Natural hazards Early career scientists Team (NhET) that you should check out. 

What is it important to keep in mind at this stage?

Well, the abstract submission deadline, for sure. The deadline is set for 12 January 2022, 13:00 CET. Mark your calendar! 

Unless you want to apply for the Roland Schlich travel support! In this case, you should really submit your abstract by no later than 01 December 2021, 13:00 CET. There are two different schemes, one to assist Early Career Scientists and one very limited, to help established scientists from low- and lower-middle income countries.

That’s not all; there will be registration fee waivers for virtual participants if they are:

  • Scientists with a permanent affiliation in a low- or lower-middle income country according to the World Bank definition.
  • Undergraduate and Master’s students. Proof of student status is required.


So you want to know about some excellent sessions organised by your fellow NH early career scientists? Of course, you want to!

Let me tell you then, you should not miss out on these sessions:

We are also involved in organising some short courses, for example:

To these, add a total of 57 NH-lead sessions, one ITS session, a total of 77 co-organised sessions and 5 Short Courses. Quite a diverse and exciting selection, don’t you think? By the way, if you are reading and you are also organising a session during the EGU GA 2022 and would like to give it more visibility, tag us on Twitter or Facebook and we will re-tweet, re-post your session details!

Haven’t finished yet, just a couple more important communications for you!

During the next GA, I will step down as the current Natural Hazards Division (NH) ECS Representative and a new early career scientist (ECS) will take over the role. 

Last September and October, I collected the applications for the role and ran the election within our ECS community. I’m delighted to announce that Dr Silvia De Angeli will be the new ECS Representative for 2022-2024. Congratulations to Silvia!
I’m sure she’ll do a great job in the role. If you want to know more about her, she recently wrote a post for our blog about multi-hazards and multi-risk, which is also her research topic. Give it a read here.

I also take the chance to remind you about the ongoing elections for EGU Union and Division Presidents. If you are a current EGU member, you can vote before 30 November 2021 at the link here.
Soon we will also open several positions for Science Officers within NH (NH2: Volcanic Hazards, NH3: Landslide Hazards, NH5: Sea & Ocean Hazards, NH8: Biological, Environmental & Other Hazards, NH9: Natural Hazards & Society). If you would like to get involved in EGU and NH, keep an eye out for the following announcements and if you want to get more involved, in particular, within the Early Career Scientist team of NH, get in touch: ecs-nh@egu.eu!

Edited by Asimina Voskaki, Giulia Roder.


Valeria Cigala currently works as a Math and Science teacher in a middle school in Milan. She has a PhD in experimental and physical volcanology and worked for some years on explosive volcanic eruptions and related hazards. She is very interested in science outreach.

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