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EGU General Assembly 2020 cancellation: Alberto Montanari and Susanne Buiter talk about the decision – and what comes next

EGU General Assembly 2020 cancellation: Alberto Montanari and Susanne Buiter talk about the decision – and what comes next

On 19 March EGU announced that it has cancelled the physical EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna, Austria. We spoke to the Union President Alberto Montanari and Programme Committee Chair Susanne Buiter to get some more information about what this means, how this decision was made and what comes next.   Hello Alberto and Susanne, thank you for answering my questions. Today we found out the EGU ...[Read More]

Accessibility at EGU: Top 10 tips for visually accessible presenting – the sequel!

Accessibility at EGU: Top 10 tips for visually accessible presenting – the sequel!

Do you remember a time when everyone else around you started laughing, but you didn’t notice a joke? By designing presentations that are inaccessible – either in PICO, poster or oral presentation format – sometimes people in your audience have this experience of feeling left out.   Last month we posted our top 10 tips for making a presentation ‘accessible’ following the announcement that EGU ...[Read More]

Accessibility at EGU: Promoting inclusive language, an incomplete guide

Accessibility at EGU: Promoting inclusive language, an incomplete guide

Like all people, geoscientists can sometimes forget the importance of language. How scientists use language is important because it not only allows us to communicate effectively with different groups, from policymakers to concerned citizens and other researchers, but it can also influence how people respond on an emotional or personal level.  The way we use language can even influence how much som ...[Read More]

GeoTalk: Joel Gill discusses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the ‘Decade of Action’

GeoTalk: Joel Gill discusses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the ‘Decade of Action’

Geotalk is a regular feature highlighting early career researchers and their work. In this interview we speak with Joel Gill who a geoscientist, based in the UK, who works at the British Geological Survey, supporting their international development programmes, whilst also researching multi-hazards and disaster risk reduction. In addition he leads a not-for-profit organisation, Geology for Global D ...[Read More]