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 focuses on geophysics and resilience and what is at stake (US3). The talks at this session will critically analyse large-scale projects that have been developed in order to increase resilience to geophysical extremes in Europe and elsewhere. Discover more from 13:30–17:00 in B14.
Thursday also sees another interesting Great Debate take place: Negotiating climate policy – resigning to resilience? (GDB3, from 15:30–17:00 in Y1). With nations striving to negotiate a new global climate change agreement in late 2015 in Paris, there are two possible avenues that humanity can choose: pursue negotiations and achieve a solution that combats global warming, or put more effort on adaptation and resilience building. During the debate the panel will discuss emission scenarios and related climate consequences. Tune into to the session on Twitter using the #EGU15GDB hashtag or online at http://www.egu2015.eu/webstreaming.html.
Today’s interdisciplinary highlights include sessions on…
- Fluids in crustal deformation: fluid flow, fluid-rock interactions, rheology, melting and resources (TS1.5/GD7.5/GMPV4.6, orals: 08:30–12:00 in B6, posters: 17:30–19:00 / Blue Posters)
- Instrument design and development (PS1.4/GI2.12, 15:30–17:00 / PICO Spot 1)
- Scientific exploitation of Copernicus Sentinels – EO research and innovation (GI2.9, orals, 10:30–12:00 in B12, posters: 17:30–19:00 / Red Posters)
- Methods for understanding volcanic hazards and risks (NH2.2, orals, 08:30–12:15 in G7, posters: 17:30–19:00 / Blue Posters)
Take the opportunity to expand your skills in one of today’s short courses and splinter meetings:
- Geology and international development – what is ‘best practice’? (SPM1.20, 12:15–13:15 in R2)
- Starting a ClimateSnack/Scisnack writing group (SPM1.9, 12:15–13:15 in R9)
- Seismology for non-seismologists (SC42, 12:15–13:15 in B4)
- Public engagement and outreach – Scientists must film! Filmmaker workshop (SC37, 17:30–19:00 in R4)
There’s also a number of medal lectures on throughout the day – here’s a sample of what’s on offer:
- Variations of solar activity and irradiance: Julius Bartels Medal Lecture by Sami Solanki (ML17: 10:30–11:30 in Y5)
- Our magnetic planet: Arthur Holmes Medal Lecture by Carlo Laj (ML3, 12:15–13:15 in Y1)
- Boulders, biology and buildings: why weathering is vital to geomorphology: Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal Lecture by Heather Viles (ML24, 18:00–20:00 in B8)
- Nationwide high-resolution mapping of hazards in the Philippines: Plinius Medal Lecture by Alfredo M. Lagmay (ML23, 19:00–20:00 in G9)
What have you thought of the Assembly so far? Let us know at www.egu2015.eu/feedback, 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 (basement, Blue Level). 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. While on the subject of competitions, make sure to ‘like’ your favourite Communicate Your Science Video Competition film on the EGU YouTube channel.
Have a lovely day!