Further details on events at the EGU GA 2011 related to recent Natural Hazard Events

Further details are available about the recently added session at the EGU General Assembly 2011.

US4: The 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake, Conveners:Mary Fowler, Charlotte Krawczyk and Ramon Carbonell, in Room D on Thursday, 07 April, 08:30–10:15 will have three speakers on various aspects of the earthquake plus time for discussion.

US5: The 11 March 2011 Tohoku (Sendai) Earthquake and Tsunami, Conveners: Stefano Tinti and Bruce D. Malamud in Room D on Friday, 08 April, 08:30–10:00 will have speakers covering various aspects of the the earthquake, tsunami, and economic impacts. There is an associated townhall meeting TM10: Panel Discussion on The 11 March 2011 Tohoku (Sendai) Earthquake and Tsunami, Conveners: Stefano Tinti , Euan Nisbet and Bruce D. Malamud, which will be in Room D on Friday, 08 Apr, 13:30–15:00.

If people have posters they would like to put up related to both the New Zealand EQ event and the Japan EQ and Tsunami event, this will be during FRIDAY 10:30-12:00. You are welcome to bring any posters and put them up related to this event. Information and submission details for these posters are now available for the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and the Tohoku (Sendai) Earthquake & Tsunami. These poster titles will not be available in the online-programme during the EGU GA 2011, but will be available afterwards.

Union Wide Events at the EGU General Assembly 2011 (Part I)

At the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011 there are a variety of union wide sessions. Some of these are summarised below, with the others (such as Short Courses, GeoCinema) following in a Part II post.

Union Meetings
These are meetings that are open to members of the union, some are invitation only (noted). A key Union Meeting to which all are encouraged to attend is UM1: Plenary in Room D on Monday 4 April from 12:15 to 13:15. This is an annual event where the past and future development of EGU is discussed. The Plenary is open to all EGU members and all EGU General Assembly 2011 participants. The whole council will attend and is the main meeting for bringing forward new ideas to the organization. A free lunch buffet (sandwiches & soft drinks) will be served.

Union Symposia
Union Symposia include US0:EGU Award Ceremony in Room D, on Wednesday, 06 Apr from 17:30 to 20:00. Details on Awards and Medals of the European Geosciences Union can be found on the EGU homepage.

Other Union Symposia consider A Planet Under Pressure, The Future of Water Cycle Earth Observing Systems, How Science Can Aid Society in Tackling Emerging Risks along with the sessions on The 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and The 11 March 2011 Tohoku (Sendai) Earthquake and Tsunami.

Union Masterclass
A new addition this year is a Union Masterclass UMC1: “What are the unresolved questions and future perspectives for palaeoclimate research? An EGU Masterclass by André Berger and Wolfgang H. Berger”. During this masterclass, two pioneers with together nearly 100 years of experience in Palaeo-climate research, Prof. Dr. André Berger and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Berger will exchange their thoughts and ideas to the question: What are the unknowns of the natural variability of past climates? The masterclass be will be in
Room D on Wednesday 06 April from 13:30 to 15:00.

Great Debate
There is one Great Debate this year: GDG1:How will Europe face the raw materials crisis?. This is in Room D on Tuesday 5 April from 15:30–17:00. In this debate, experts from academia and industry will discuss the current state of the minerals industry, in Europe and on a global sale; they will explore which metals may be in short supply and what can done in universities, government agencies and industry to mitigate the problem. There are variety of speakers from different institutions ranging from academia to industry.

Medal and Keynote Lectures
There are 32 medal lectures and six Keynote Lectures during the General Assembly.

Short Courses
Short courses have been previously discussed on this blog, the programme is available here.

Jobs (and Education) at EGU GA 2011

There are several items at the General Assembly related to Jobs and Education this year. These are the Job and Education market, online job and CV postings and physical poster boards at the Austria Center Vienna itself.

Job and Education market
At the General Assembly there will again be a Job and Education market. This will be situated on the Blue level (basement) (Stage, M1–M9), a list of exhibitors can be found here. Some exhibitors are also making presentations during the General Assembly.

Online Job Posting
Job offers and CVs can be posted on the meeting In addition, job offers can also be posted on the General Assembly website. For this purpose, please see the Jobs and Education market page for details (and jobs already posted).

Poster Boards at the General Assembly
Regarding job applications and copies of CVs, poster boards will be available for postings. Please prepare your application also in A4 format. Details are available on the Jobs and Education market page.

Other related events at the General Assembly

There is a Townhall Meeting related to careers TM4: Career Development: how can we integrate graduate and employer needs on Tuesday 05 April from 19:00 to 20:00 convened by Joanne Venus.

There are also Education and Outreach Symposia Sessions which relate to outreach and education at a variety of educational levels.

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