Women in Geosciences Townhall Meeting at EGU GA 2011

At EGU2010 we held the first townhall meeting on this subject of women in the geosciences, and what EGU can do for women geoscientists. At EGU2011 we will hold the second townhall meeting, including short presentations and discussions of how the EGU as a professional association can continue taking a more active role in influencing and promoting equal opportunities for women in the geosciences. The discussion will be followed by a reception which is a networking opportunity for Women in Geoscience.

We will hear two case study examples of a womens’ network (Earth Science Womens’ Network) and of a mentoring scheme. We will then move into focussed discussion on the next steps that can be taken. The event will be followed by a networking lunch (12:00 to 13:15).

VIPS at EGU GA 2011

During the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011 several distringuished guests have been hosted. These have included the Irish Ambassador to Austria for HS1.1 Perspectives for the Future of Hydrology in a Changing Environment. Memorial Session in Honour of Professor Jim Dooge and the New Zealand Ambassador to Austria for the Union Symposia on the Christchurch Earthquake and accopanying Press Conference.