We’re halfway through the General Assembly already! Once again there is lots on offer at EGU 2015 and this is just a taster – be sure to complement this information with EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly, available both in paper and for download here.
Today features more Union-wide events which celebrate the conference theme: A Voyage through Scales. First up is a symposium on the geocomplexity of scales (US1): a series of talks which will explore the variability of geosystems over a huge range of scales both in space and time. This is followed by a Lecture of general scientific interest (GL2) in the afternoon on archives of the continental crust by Chris Hawkesworth, which you can join in Y1 from 13:30 onwards. You can follow the sessions on Twitter with #EGU15US and #EGU15GL, and, if you’re not attending, tune in with the conference live stream.
The educational and outreach symposia (EOS) feature sessions on geoscience education, science communication, public engagement and related topics. This year there are a large number of EOS sessions on offer: today you could head over to the geoethics for society: general aspects and case studies in geosciences session, from 13:30–17:00 in Room R12, where talks will focus on the ethical and social implications in geoscience. Make sure to check the EOS programme to see if anything else catches your fancy.
Another promising event set for today is the EGU Award Ceremony, where the achievements of many outstanding scientists will be recognised in an excellent evening event from 17:30–19:00 in Room Y1. Here are some of the lectures being given by these award-winning scientists:
- GPS can’t do that, can It? – how building a GPS seismometer led to the development of GPS snow, soil moisture, vegetation, and tide gauge sensors (ML11: Christiaan Huygens Medal Lecture by Kristine M. Larson, 09:15 –10:15 / Room B11)
- Modelling phanerozoic climate change (ML21: Milutin Milankovic Medal Lecture by Paul Valdes, 10:30–11:30 / Room Y9)
- Modern view of Western Mediterranean hydrography (ML6: Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists Lecture by Katrin Schroeder, 12:00–12:30 / Room Y4)
- Alfvén waves and the aurora (ML13: Hannes Alfvén Medal Lecture by Robert L. Lysak, 13:30–14:30 / Room Y5)
Today also sees the Penck Lecture of the Geomorphology Division take place. Ann V. Rowan will be talking about what can mountain glaciers tell us about climate change: quantifying past and future discharge variations in the Southern Alps and Himalaya (KL2) from 12:15–13:15 in G2.
Now on to short courses! Today offers the opportunity to learn how to write the perfect paper in geomorphology (SC47/GM11.2, 17:30–19:00 in G2), learn the basics of climate modelling (SC43, 19:00–20:00 in B12) and increase your chances of securing funding for your next project by attending this two part workshop: How to write a successful ERC Starting Grant proposal (SC19/TS10.1, 15:30–17:00 / Room B4), followed by the broader, finding funding: how to apply for a research grant (SC39, 17:30–19:00 / Room B13).
And check out some of today’s stimulating scientific sessions:
- Mid-latitude cyclones and storms: diagnostics of observed and future trends, and related Impacts (AS1.18, orals: 10:30–12:00 / Room B16)
- Crustal deformation processes observed by InSAR, GPS and photogrammetry (TS8.4/ESSI1.7/G3.6/GD7.8/GMPV5.6, orals: 08:30–12:00 / Room B6, posters: 17:30–19:00 / Blue Posters)
- Agricultural terraces of the world: their pedological, geomorphological and hydrological role (SSS2.5/GM6.6/HS12.3, 13:30–15:15 in Room B13, posters: 17:30–19:00 / Blue Posters)
Finally, remember to take the opportunity to meet your division’s representatives in the day’s Meet EGU sessions and, if you’ve had enough of the formalities, head on over to GeoCinema, where you’ll find some great Earth science films, including the finalists of EGU’s Communicate Your Science Video Competition. Make sure to vote on your favourite entries by ‘liking’ the videos on the EGU YouTube channel.
Have an excellent day!