GeoLog

GeoLog

Registering for the EGU General Assembly 2011

Registration is open for the EGU GA 2011. Registration includes participation in the meeting, free local transport from Monday – Friday, 04 – 08 April 2011 (not valid for day tickets and accompanying persons), the information & schedules book, along with the abstract USB flash drive. Pre-registration closes on 28th February 2011.

The General Assembly is held at the Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria. A floor plan of the EGU GA 2011 will be available shortly.

For information on accommodation options, see the Accommodation page on the EGU GA 2011 website.

Imaggeo on Mondays: Asphalt Volcano

Asphalt Volcano in the Gulf of Mexico

Asphalt Volcano in the Gulf of Mexico

Image by: MARUM Research Center Ocean Margins, Bremen University, Germany, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

In many areas of the Gulf of Mexico asphalt seeps from the sea floor and offers a biotope for diverse organisms.

Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Every geoscientist who is an amateur photographer (but also other people) can submit their images to this repository. Being open access, it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

This year’s blog

This year’s blog will have more posts and, starting from next week, a generally regular pattern (which will be augmented).

We will have Imaggeo Mondays, with a featured image from the EGU’s online open access geosciences image repository.

Wednesday’s posts will be specific to the EGU General Assembly 2011 for example accommodation, travel, highlighting special sessions.

Friday’s posts will be research focussed highlighting articles from the EGU’s Open Access Publications and guest posts from researchers presenting at the General Assembly.

If you’d like to submit a guest blogpost or be a blogger at the EGU General Assembly or have an idea for the blog, please email Jennifer Holden the EGU’s Science Communications Postdoctoral Fellow.

Jennifer Holden

Hints and Tips for EGU GA 2011?

The first time I visited the EGU General Assembly I would have been lost without hints and tips from colleagues who had been to previous General Assemblies. We’re looking to put together some tips/hints/advice for participants at the EGU General Assembly in 2011, particularly for first time participants.

What tips and hints do you have that would be useful for fellow participants at EGU in Vienna? Everything from science to socialising, you can leave them in the comments or email them.

Some of the most useful pieces of information shared with me were about the supermarket and park behind the Austria Centre and the refreshments available during breaks and the last poster session of the day. My most useful link is the transport route planner at Wiener Linien.

By Jennifer Holden