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 the Cassini mission to Saturn and future perspectives for the exploration of the outer solar system (US3). The session will feature reports on the amazing discoveries that this mission brought and the new understanding we have gained of the Saturnian system. Join the discussion from 8:30 to 12:00 in room E1.
Thursday’s Great Debate will discuss natural versus anthropogenic threats for life on Earth (GDB5 from 13:30-15:00 in room E1). The session will explore the consequences of extreme events, from magnetic field reversal to anthropogenic climate change, for life on Earth. Tune into to the sessions on Twitter using the #EGU18GDB hashtag or online by webstreaming.
The EGU Early Career Scientists’ Forum (12:15–13:15 in room N2) is the best place to find out more about the Union and how to get involved. Because the EGU is a bottom up organisation, we are keen to hear your suggestions on how to make ECS related activities even better. There will be plenty of opportunities during the forum for you to provide feedback. It’s also over lunch, so you’ll find a buffet of sandwiches and soft drinks when you arrive!
Some of today’s interdisciplinary highlights include sessions on…
- Climate Variability Across Scales and Climate States (IE2.1/NP3.4/AS1.8/CL2.08/CR1.9/OS1.20/ST4.7) Orals: 08:30–12:00 / Room N2; Posters: 17:30–19:00 / Hall X4
- Climate extremes, biosphere and society: impacts, remote sensing, and feedbacks (IE1.1/BG1.15/NH8.7/NP9.3) PICO: 15:30–17:00 / PICO spot 4
- Constraining climate sensitivity from various lines of evidence (IE2.8/CL4.02/AS1.7/BG1.40/NP2.6/OS1.22) Orals: 13:30–15:00 / Room N2; Posters: 17:30–19:00 / Hall X5
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 #EGU18SC:
- Visualization in Earth Science: best practices (SC2.6/ESSI4.2) 10:30–12:00 / Room -2.91
- Science for Policy: What is it and how can scientists become involved in policy processes? (SC2.8) 13:30–15:00 / Room -2.91
- How to find funding and write a research grant (SC3.12) 13:30-15:00 / Room -2.16
- Funding opportunities: ERC grants (SC3.14) 19:00-20:00 / Room N2
There’s also a number of Medal Lectures on throughout the day – here’s a sample of what’s on offer:
- Atmospheric Research from past to future – personal perspective (ML32/AS): Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal Lecture by Pinhas Alpert, 11:00-12:00 / Room F1
- A hydroclimatically (hyper-)stressed future for planet Earth? A central challenge for developing countries (ML1/CL): Alexander von Humboldt Medal Lecture by Filippo Giorgi, 12:15-13:15 / Room E1
- Induced seismicity in geo-energies (ML37/ERE): ERE Division Outstanding ECS Lecture by Victor Vilarrasa, 14:45-15:00 / Room M1
- Hydrology is important (ML15/HS): Henry Darcy Medal Lecture by Alberto Montanari, 19:00-20:00 / Room B
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, but be quick because the voting deadline is today at midnight! While you’re in the area, you can also take the opportunity to meet your Division’s representatives in today’s Meet EGU appointments.
The Arts at EGU
Tonight from 19:00 to 20:00 in room E1 you can experience geoscience through music with a concert by EMusic (ElectroMagnetic Music), a collaboration between geophysicist Antonio Menghini and musician Stefano Pontani. Their new show “Sounds from the Geology of Italy”, will feature musical styling drawn from electromagnetic data collected in 4 beautiful scenarios: the Phlegrean Fields, Venice Lagoon, Selinunte Temple and Castelluccio Plain.
EGU’s poet (Sam Illingworth) and cartoonist (Matthew Partridge) in residence have been circulating the Assembly to share their conference experiences and communicate science. You can see their work posted daily here.
Have a lovely 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.