We’re halfway through the General Assembly already! Once again there is lots on offer at EGU 2018 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’s Union-wide session reflects on fifty years of international ocean drilling (US4: 08:30–12:00 in room E1). At the session you can listen to invited speakers provide an overview on exciting research made possible with past ocean drilling projects as well as the recent international marine research collaboration, the International Ocean Discovery Program. You can also follow the session on Twitter (#EGU18US) and catch up with the EGU 2018 webstream.
Medal Lectures and Awards
Another promising event set for today is the EGU Award Ceremony (PCN3), where the achievements of many outstanding scientists will be recognised in an excellent evening event from 17:30–19:00 in Room E1. Here are some of the lectures being given by these award-winning scientists:
- Aurora morphologies and their magnetospheric counterparts: from the Earth to giant planets (ML7/PS): Arne Richter Award for Outstanding ECS Lecture by Zhonghua Yao, 09:15–09:45 / Room 1.61
- Towards forecasts and early warnings of natural hazards everywhere (ML25/NH): Plinius Medal Lecture by Hannah L. Cloke, 10:30–11:30 / Room L6
- Climatic teleconnections during the last ice age: postcards and text messages from the North Atlantic (ML35/CL): CL Division Outstanding ECS Lecture by Christo Buizert, 13:30–13:45 / Room F2
- Forecasting and managing eruption hazard during a long-lasting unrest in an area quiescent for centuries: a lesson from Campi Flegrei caldera (Italy) (ML29/NH): Sergey Soloviev Medal Lecture by Giuseppe De Natale, 15:30–16:30 / Room L6
There are a host of interdisciplinary events taking place today. If you are interested in learning more about the climatic impacts of major volcanic eruptions head to room N2 at 10:30 for orals, or poster hall X5 at 17:30 for further discussion later in day. There’s also a PICO session on Citizen Science for Earth Systems in the Era of Big Data (13:30–15:00 in PICO spot 4), that will explore questions over citizen science data, challenges in handling Big Data, and ensuring transparency in projects. Check the conference programme or EGU Today for details on the rest of Wednesday’s interdisciplinary sessions.
And be sure check out some of today’s stimulating scientific sessions:
- Integrating stratigraphy, sedimentology, palaeontology and paleoclimate in human evolution and dispersal studies – from early hominins to the Holocene (SSP2.10/CL4.30/GM6.9) Orals: 13:30–15:00 / Room G2; Posters: 17:30–19:00 / Hall X1
- Unprecedented Wildfires and Smoke Plumes – 2017 and Beyond (AS3.4/BG4.10/NH7.4) Orals: 15:30–17:00 / Room 0.94; Posters: 17:30–19:00 / Hall X5
- Peatlands under pressure (BG2.29) Orals: 08:30–12:00 / Room 2.20; Posters 15:30–17:00 / Hall A
- Interactions between tectonics and surface processes from mountain belts to basin (GM4.1/SSP3.21/TS4.9) Orals: 08:30–12:00 / 13:30–15:00 / Room D1; Posters: 17:30–19:00 / Hall X1
Now on to short courses! One session today offers the opportunity to learn some tips and recommendations for how to apply for Marie Skłodowska-Curie grants.
Ever go back to your desk after a conference and wonder ‘where did I leave the last working version of…’? The workshop Git for science is one way to help organise your life. It will show some methods for using git, a revision control tool developed for programming, as a tool for science. If interested, don’t forget to bring your laptop with git installed!
Interested in learning how to peer-review? Many scientists never receive formal training, yet peer-reviews are the cornerstone of scientific legitimacy. In this short course, we will hear from peer-review experts about how they go about the process.
Perhaps you are looking for something fun and informal? Geoscience Game Night is a bring, show and share session to play some games that have a geoscience theme. Feel free to bring a game or just come along to have some fun. This short course follows the Games for Geoscience oral and poster sessions happening earlier today.
Finally, remember to take the opportunity to meet the people behind EGU in the day’s Meet EGU sessions.
Have an excellent day!
The EGU General Assembly is taking place in Vienna, Austria from 8 to 13 April. Check out the full session programme on the General Assembly website and follow the Assembly’s online conversation on Twitter at #EGU18.