Welcome, to the first full day of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011. The meeting programme is available online, via the USB stick available at the ACV and via computer terminals around the General Assembly venue itself.
Key union wide events today include:
12:15-13:15 Union Plenary
All attendants are invited to this annual event where the past and future development of EGU is discussed. The Plenary is open to all EGU members and all EGU2011 General Assembly participants. The whole council will attend. This is the main meeting for bringing forward new ideas to the organization. Free lunch buffet (sandwiches & soft drinks) will be served.
13:30–15:10 Union Symposium. A Planet Under Pressure. (Room D). [Webstream]
Our planet Earth is under increasing pressure. This union session will consider the broad geosciences aspects of those pressures, by combining presentations of past variability in combination with present observations/status and projections for the future of our Planet. It is planned to organize this EGU Session as a contribution to the ICSU (International Council for Science) meeting that will be held in 2012 in London. The past, present and future will be addressed by the three key-note speakers.
Townhalls of Potential Interest
19:00–20:00 Townhall Meeting. The U.S. Planetary Decadal Survey. (Room D)
19:00–20:00 Townhall Meeting. The Earth Observation Programmes of the European Space Agency. (Room 12)