Below are Union wide events of potential interest. Please remember that the exhbition closes this evening, photo competition voting closes at 16:00 and to post your postcards in the box at EGU Information by 18:00.
08:30–10:15 Union Symposium. The 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake in Room D. [Webstream]
This late-breaking session will discuss several aspects of the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. Invited speakers will present various aspects of the earthquake event. Posters allied to the event will be at XY550 onwards on Friday with authors in attendance 10:30-12:00.
13:30–15:10 Union Symposium. How Science Can Aid Society in Tackling Emerging Risks in Room D [Webstream]
Emerging Risks is not only highly topical at the moment, it is an issue which has been shouldering its way up the priority rankings, increasingly capturing the attention of the academic community, policy makers, regulatory bodies, commercial stakeholders and the public alike. Emerging risks, defined as developing or changing risks that pose unintended socio-economic consequences, are difficult to quantify. They include water scarcity, climate change, nanotechnology, regulation, biodiversity loss, and energy and food insecurity. The penetration, combination and range of emerging risks impacts was highlighted by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused one of the largest ecological disasters in history. Consideration of emerging risks has percolated into mainstream natural hazard risk assessment and are integral parts of projects such as Global Earthquake Model (GEM) program.
The scientific community has a critical role to play in assessing the combined impacts of emerging risks, both in the public and private sectors. This session will bring together academics, industry representatives, and public policymakers to discuss the individual and collaborative roles which must be played in order to advance our understanding of the scope and impacts of emerging risks, readying and equipping us to deal appropriately with the same. For more information see the Session Details.
19:00–20:00 EGU and INSPIRE, Room 4
19:00–20:00 Future Internet: Opportunities and Challenges for the Geo-sciences community, Room 1.
17:30-19:00 SPM1.13 Earth Science Women’s Network Reception, Room SM2
09:00-09:15 and 19:00 YESS (Young Earth System Scientists) presentation and networking event. For more details see their website.