Welcome to the fourth day of General Assembly excitement! Once again the day is packed with great events for you to attend and here are just some of the sessions on offer. You can find out more about what’s on in EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly – grab a copy on your way in or download it here.
The first Union-wide session of the day focusses on the dynamics of the lithosphere, the ways sedimentary basins form and deformation processes that occur within tectonic plates (US2, 10:30–12:00 in R1). Today’s Keynote Lecture (KL6) by John Burrows is all about the atmosphere – tune in from 13:30 to 14:30 in B10, and online at www.egu2014.eu/webstreaming.
Geoengineering is set to spark a debate later this afternoon in the second Great Debate of the week (GDB2). When the recent IPCC report suggested geoengineering may be needed to meet climate goals, the topic’s controversy was thrown into the spotlight. Today, a panel of scientitists tackle the question of whether or not geoengineering the climate is the way forward. Join in the discussion from 15:30 to 17:00 in Y1. You can also follow the debate online and on Twitter with #EGU14geng.
Today’s interdisciplinary highlights include sessions on…
- Radiative effects of atmospheric aerosols (AS3.16/CL6.13, orals: 08:30–10:00 in B10, posters: 17:30–19:00 / Yellow Posters)
- Geoheritage: Integrating geo- and biodiversity research (SSS1.2/GM1.12, orals: 15:30–17:15 in B11, posters: 17:30–19:00 / Blue Posters)
- The deep carbon geodynamic cycles (GMPV9/GD1.3, orals: 13:30–17:00 in G13, posters: 17:30–19:00 / Blue Posters)
- Remediation and restoration of contaminated and degraded soils (SSS8.3, orals: 15:30–17:15 in B5, posters: 17:30–19:00 / Blue Posters)
- Strategies for effective soil carbon sequestration through synergies in pyrogenic carbon, charcoal and biochar research (SSS6.15, orals: 13:30–17:15 in B8, posters: 17:30–19:00 / Blue Posters)
- Mars Science and Exploration (PS2.4, orals: 08:30–12:00 and 13:30–17:15 in Y5, posters: 17:30–19:00 / Blue Posters)
Take the opportunity to expand your skills in one of today’s Short Courses:
- Science communication workshop (SC10, 17:30–19:00 in B1). You can check out the sci comm handbook ahead of time too!
- Meet the masters in geoscience – a short course for young scientists (SC7, 17:30–19:00 in G13, Twitter: #EGUmasters)
- Finding funding: how to apply for a research grant (SC6, 12:15–13:15 in G13, Twitter: #EGUgrants)
There’s also a number of medal lectures on throughout the day – here’s a sample of what’s on offer:
- Milutin Milankovic Medal Lecture by Maureen E. Raymo (ML11: 10:30–11:30 in Y9)
- Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists Lecture by Noé Lugaz (ML7: 11:15–11:45 in Y2)
- Jean Dominique Cassini Medal Lecture by Stamatios M. Krimigis (ML3: 12:15–13:15 in R1)
- Hannes Alfvén Medal Lecture by Karl Schindler (ML29: 13:30–14:30 in Y1)
- Louis Néel Medal Lecture by Ian G. Main (ML20: 19:00–20:00 in Y1)
- Sergey Soloviev Medal Lecture by Costas Synolakis (ML32: 19:00–20:00 in G11)
What have you thought of the Assembly so far? Let us know at www.egu2014.eu/feedback, or better yet, join in the Splinter Meeting on the future of scientific conferences (SPM1.24, 12:15-13:15) and share your views on what future EGU meetings should be like!
If you need a change of pace, stop by the Imaggeo Photo Exhibition beside the EGU Booth. You can vote for your favourite finalists there and – while you’re in the area – take the opportunity to meet your Division’s representatives in today’s Meet EGU appointments.
Have a lovely day!