Great Debates

Union-wide events at EGU 2015

Wondering what to expect at our General Assembly this year? Here are some of the highlights: Great Debates (GDB) This year we’re holding not one, not two, but four Great Debates! The topics covered this year are varied, from: The impact on global geoscience of accelerating Asian research, through to a debate about Open Access publishing, via discussing global freshwater use and water security and ...[Read More]

EGU 2015 General Assembly programme is now online!

EGU 2015 General Assembly programme is now online!

The EGU General Assembly 2015 programme is available here. Take a look and – if you haven’t already – register for the conference by 12 March to make the early registration rates! The scientific programme of this year’s General Assembly includes Union Symposia, Interdivision Sessions, Educational and Outreach Symposia, as well as oral, poster and PICO sessions covering the full spectrum of the Ear ...[Read More]

The ethics of mining

This guest blog post is brought to you by Nick Arndt, Professor at ISTerre and convenor of the the Great Debate at last year’s General Assembly, Metals in our backyard: to mine or not to mine. During the Great Debate the issue of whether the environment impact of mining outweighs the benefits vs. domestic metal production was questioned. With Europe currently importing between 60-100% of the metal ...[Read More]

Review: 2012 General Assembly Great Debate on open science and the future of publishing

Today’s guest post comes from freelance writer Celso Gomes, who also worked at the 2012 General Assembly Press Centre. Upon admitting that he refused to knowingly associate with Elsevier for years, Cambridge’s award-winning mathematician Tim Gowers stirred a discussion of unprecedented magnitude surrounding Open Access publishing. Such public outcry has so far culminated with over 10.0 ...[Read More]