Happy 10th anniversary EGU!

Cake and candles to celebrate 10 years of the EGU at the Union’s Executive Office

Today, 7 September 2012, marks the 10th anniversary of the European Geosciences Union, Europe’s premier geosciences union. A decade ago, in the Hotel Platzl in Munich, Germany, the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and the European Union of Geosciences (EUG) merged to form the EGU.

At the EGU Executive Office, also in Munich, we celebrated this momentous occasion with champagne and cake. Here’s a glimpse of our festivities.

EGU Executive Office staff celebrate at the Union’s headquarters in Munich, Germany. From left to right: Edvard Glücksman (Science Communications Fellow), Karen Resenberger (Secretary), Philippe Courtial (Executive Secretary), Bárbara Ferreira (Media and Communications Officer). Absent: Robert Barsch (Web Developer and System Administrator)

Ed, Karen, Philippe, and Barbara blow out the candles on the EGU’s 10th anniversary cake

Bárbara Ferreira was the Media and Communications Manager of the European Geosciences Union from 2011 to 2019. Bárbara has also worked as a science writer specialising in astrophysics and space sciences, producing articles for the European Space Agency and others on a freelance basis. She has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge.


  1. Congratulations EGU for your first decade of valuable activities! EGU has provided me venues in which I have found the unique opportunity of interacting not only with other astrobiologists, but especially with engineers that are moving forward the frontier of what can be achieved in the exploration of our neighboring planets and satellites, as well as other solar systems.

  2. Happy Birthday, EGU!

    It’s a real pleasure to see how the new office is developing to become a strong player in the arena of scientific unions of the world!

    EGU has seen wonderful development over the past few years, I’m proud of having been part of it and thank all those who made all this happen – not the least the person whose comment precedes mine!

    Greetings to all past and present EGU colleagues!

    Tuija Pulkkinen
    Past EGU president

  3. Happy anniversary EGU!
    What an achievement since 2002! I wish to be available to celebrate the 20th. Before that, I expect EGU 2013 to propose a dedicated program for this particular celebration!
    Greetings to all EGU members and colleagues
    denis-didier Rousseau
    President EGU Climate: Past, Present and Future division


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