EGU GA 2014

EGU 2014 call for abstracts now open!

From now, up until 16 January 2014, you can submit your abstract for the upcoming EGU General Assembly (EGU 2014). In addition to established scientists, PhD students and other early career researchers are welcome to submit abstracts to present their research at the conference.

Further, the EGU encourages undergraduate and master students to submit abstracts on their dissertations or final-year projects. The EGU recognises that there are many outstanding students who would benefit from attending and presenting at the General Assembly and, therefore, provides a discounted registration rate to this group. Interested undergraduates can apply to present a poster (or talk) on research undertaken in a laboratory setting, on a mapping or field project they’ve been involved in during their degrees, or any other research project of relevance.

You can browse through the EGU 2014 sessions here. Clicking on ‘please select’ will allow you to search for sessions by Programme Group and submit your abstract to the relevant session either as plain text, LaTeX, or a MS Word document. Further guidelines on how to submit an abstract are available on the EGU 2014 website.


Last year we introduced an innovative presentation format – Presenting Interactive Content, better known as PICO. PICO sessions bring together the advantages of both oral and poster sessions, allowing authors to present the essence of their work and follow it up with interactive discussion. Please note that some sessions are ‘PICO only’ sessions, meaning you cannot select oral/poster preference.

The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is 16 January 2014, 13:00 CET. If you would like to apply for financial support, please submit an application no later than 29 November 2013.

EGU 2014 will take place from 27 April to 02 May 2014 in Vienna, Austria. For more information on the General Assembly, see the EGU 2014 website and follow us on Twitter (#EGU2014 is the conference hashtag) and Facebook.

Applications for the 2014 GIFT workshop are open!

Every year, the EGU Committee on Education organises a workshop that spreads first-hand scientific information to teachers. The theme of this year’s Geosciences Information For Teachers (GIFT) workshop is Our Changing Planet and it will be taking place on April 27–30 2014 at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria.

The workshop will explore some of the recent complex changes of our environment, particularly in the context of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Teachers can apply to participate in the 2014 GIFT workshop, and to receive a travel and accommodation stipend to attend, by November 30. Application information is available for download here, together with the preliminary programme.

The theme this year is Our Changing Planet, with particular focus on the outcomes of the Fifth Assessment Report produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The theme this year is Our Changing Planet, with particular focus on the outcomes of the Fifth Assessment Report produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Not sure what to expect? More information about GIFT workshops can be found in the GIFT section of the EGU website. You can also take a look at some of the workshop videos from last year.

EGU 2014 – got an idea?

Have a great idea for a conference session but haven’t quite put it into practice? Now’s your chance!

Until this time next month (13 September) you can submit your session ideas and take part in organising the scientific programme for the EGU General Assembly in 2014.

What you need to do:

  1. Take a look at the sessions that have already been suggested here – where does your idea fit in?
  2. Suggest a convenor for the session and provide a short description, outlining what the session will cover
  3. Suggest modifications to the skeleton programme
  4. Submit your ideas!

You can make session suggestions and find out more on the EGU 2014 website.

Outside the conference centre during EGU 2012

Outside the conference centre during EGU 2012