Photo Competition at EGU GA 2010

New to EGU this year is the Photo Competition. There are 11 entries on display in the Crystal Lounge on the First Floor (Green Level). Please vote for your favourite picture by using the voting terminals there. The deadline for voting for your favourite is Thursday, 6 May 2010 at 16:00.

The 11 images are from locations from across the world, across the disciplines represented at the European Geosciences Union. The prize ceremony will be Friday, 7 May during the lunch break (12-13:30) in the Crystal Lounge.

The images will be submitted to Imaggeo, the European Geoscience Union’s online open access geosciences image repository. Please consider submitting your own Geosciences Images to Imaggeo.

By Jennifer Holden

EGU GA 2010 Townhall Meeting

Today (Monday 3rd May) there is a Townhall meeting on Women in Geosciences and ‘What can EGU do for Women Geoscientists?’ in Room D from 15:30, followed by a networking reception. All are welcome.

The talks include:
Session Introduction by Tuija I. Pulkkinen, President of EGU (15:30–15:35)

Factors Influencing the Success of Women in the Geosciences: An Example from the U.S. Geological Survey by Linda C.S. Gundersen (15:35–16:05)

Steps towards equal gender representation: TANDEMplusIDEA – an international mentoring and personal development scheme for female scientists by Bettina Schaefli and Elke Breuer (16:05–16:20)

Panel and Audience Discussion: What can EGU do for Women Geoscientists? (from 16:20)

By Jennifer Holden

EGU General Assembly 2010 Opening Reception

The opening reception was held on Sunday, 2nd May 2010 from 18:00 to 21:00 in the General Assembly Venue. Before and during photos are below. This year there will be a EGU Keynote Closing Lecture on Friday 7th May by Jan Smit on The 30th anniversary of the discovery of the iridium anomaly at the Cretaceous Paleogene boundary: The state of the Chicxulub impact-extinction theory from 17:30 to 18:30 in Room D.

The Green Level Gallery before the EGU Opening Reception, May 2nd 2010.

A snapshot during the Opening Reception.

By Jennifer Holden

The EGU GA 2010 Venue

In this post are some pictures taken at the Austria Center Vienna of key places for the EGU GA 2010. This may be the last time this week they are this quiet!

This is the European Geosciences Union booth on the Yellow Level (Ground Floor)

Outside each room is a timetable for the day and information. This is outside a room on the Basement level, near poster halls XY and XL.

Poster hall XY is shown below, new to EGU GA 2010 is carpet on the floors of the poster halls.

By Jennifer Holden