#shareEGU20: what to expect from the live text chats

#shareEGU20: what to expect from the live text chats

With #shareEGU20 less than a week away, have you decided which live text chats you want to participate in? The live text chats that make up the sessions are a new way for us to try discussing our science and we hope people will give it a try, but as it is entirely new, we thought we would make a quick walk-through video to show what it looks like.

So, if you are wondering about how to access or enter the chats, what to expect when you are participating in a chat and what happens if a participant violates the EGU’s Code of Conduct, check out the video below.


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We have also created a more detailed guide to help you navigate the world of choices you now have for how to interact with us next week, using a PICO style, on our abstract in the guidance section EOS 10: Tutorials. In the tutorials section you will also find test links for conveners to try the chats before their sessions run.

Take a look: #shareEGU20 choose your own adventure!


We are looking forward to chatting with you!


Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, EGU has made the decision to cancel this year’s physical General Assembly in Vienna and instead offer a partial alternative meeting online, called #shareEGU20. Over the next few weeks in the run up to #shareEGU20, which will be held from the 4 – 8 May 2020, we will be posting regular updates and information about how to get involved, what EGU can offer during this week and how to find each other. We know that there will be many, many questions that people have, and we are learning how to do this right along with you, so please send us your questions over social media or by emailing or We’re looking forward to sharing EGU with you, online!

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Hazel Gibson is Head of Communications at the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the management of the Union's social media presence and the EGU blogs, where she writes regularly for the EGU's official blog, GeoLog. She has a PhD in Geoscience Communication and Cognition from the University of Plymouth in the UK. Hazel tweets @iamhazelgibson.

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