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 Union-wide session of the day focuses on deep geofluids as the bringers of change (US2). The physics, chemistry and biology of subsurface fluids will de addresses in a series of talks. Discover more from 15:30–19:00 in l6.
Thursday sees the final two lectures in the series celebrating this year’s conference theme: Active Planet. From 13:30, François Forget (Institut Pierre Simon Laplace) will talk about other active worlds in the solar system. (TL5: 13:30 – 15:00 / Room 0.93). Immediately after you can enjoy a talk about The Active Liquid Earth (TL:3: 15:30 – 17:00 / Room 0.93) highlighting the importance of considering temporal and spatial variability of the liquid Earth.
Thursday also sees another interesting Great Debate take place: Public peer review in open access publications, pros and cons (GDB, from 15:30–17:00 in E1). In public peer review, papers submitted to a peer-review journal are first published in a public discussion forum. The aim is to foster scientific discussion by making public review more transparent. But the system has its critics. Join the debate! Tune into to the session on Twitter using the #EGU16GDB hashtag or online at http://www.egu2016.eu/webstreaming.html.
Today’s interdisciplinary highlights include sessions on…
- Achievements and perspectives in scientific ocean and continental drilling; (SSP1.3: Orals, 08:30–12:00 / Room M2; Posters, 17:30–19:00 / Hall D)
- Digital mapping in the 21st century: share your experience! (TS7.1/GM2.3/GMPV1.5/SSP1.2, 10:30–12:00/ PICO spot 2)
- Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded lands in arid, semi-arid and Mediterranean environments; (SSS8.1: Orals, 13:30–17:00 / Room -2.21; Posters / 17:30–19:00 / Hall X1)
- Geomorphic response to active tectonics: numerical and field-based approaches (IE3.2/GM4.1/TS3.5 : Orals, 13:30–17:00 / Room K2; Posters, 17:30–19:00 / Hall X1)
Take the opportunity to expand your skills in one of today’s short courses and splinter meetings. Be sure to share what you learn on social media using the hashtag #EGU16SC:
- Scientists must film! (SC47: 10:30–12:00 and 13:30–15:00 / Room 0.90)
- The Art of Being Scientist (SC29/SM8.3, 13:30–15:00 / Room -2.61)
- Working at the science policy interface (SC52: 12:15–13:15 / Room -2.85)
- Scales and Scaling in the Climate System (SC9/CL5.17/NP9.4: 17:30–20:00 / Room -2.16)
- Experiments in Geosciences (SC16/SSS0.4: 15:30–19:00 / Room -2.85)
There’s also a number of Medal Lectures on throughout the day – here’s a sample of what’s on offer:
- Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling to Atmospheric Tides (ML20: Julius Bartels Medal Lecture by Jeffrey M. Forbes, Thu, 21 Apr, 10:30–11:30 / Room 0.49)
- Landslide risk assessment and landslide disaster risk management: on the missing link between scientific knowledge, decision making and practice (ML30: Sergey Soloviev Medal Lecture, 13:30–14:30 / Room L3)
- Hydrological states and fluxes in terrestrial systems: from observation to prediction (ML19: John Dalton Medal Lecture by Harry Vereecken, 19:00–20:00 / Room B)
- From GRACE to GRACE Follow-On and Beyond (ML32: Vening Meinesz Medal Lecture by Srinivas Bettadpur, 19:00–20:00 / Room L3)
What have you thought of the Assembly so far? Let us know at www.egu2016.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 (Hall X2, basement, Brown 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!