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Welcome to EGU 2018 General Assembly Online Press Centre

The EGU 2018 General Assembly, the largest geosciences meeting in Europe, brings together thousands of geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. It provides an opportunity for journalists and science writers to talk to researchers, learn about new developments and find out about the latest discoveries in a variety of areas, such as climate, space and planetary science missions, natural disasters, and seafloor exploration.

After the 2017 record-breaking meeting, with over 14,000 participants and around 17,400 scientific presentations, we anticipate another large conference with a packed programme again in 2018. The 2018 General Assembly is taking place at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 8 to 13 April. Media registration to the meeting is available free of charge to journalists, freelance science writers and public information officers from Europe and around the world. Please see eligibility requirements in the Registration page.

The EGU operates a Press Centre located by Foyer F on the Yellow Level 0 (ground floor) of the Austria Center Vienna, which includes a working space for journalists and a press conference room. Quiet side rooms for interviews, equipped with noise reduction material, are also available.

Online registration will open in early December. Please register online in advance to ensure your entry pass is available for you when you arrive at the ACV. During the week of the conference, on-site registration is available at the EGU Info desk in the main entrance hall on Sunday 12:00–20:00, or in Hall X5 (main registration area) during the rest of the week. Media registration gives access to the Press Centre and other meeting rooms and includes a public transportation ticket. Media participants also have access to high-speed internet (LAN and WLAN), interview rooms, and complimentary breakfast, lunch, coffee and refreshments at the Press Centre.

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Participants arriving at the ACV during the EGU 2017 General Assembly (Credit: Kai Boggild/EGU)Participants arriving at the ACV during the EGU 2017 General Assembly (Credit: Kai Boggild/EGU)

Meeting programme and mobile app

The EGU 2018 General Assembly session programme is available on main conference website. The full programme will be available online in also be available in late February, as well as through the conference mobile app in April.

A mobile app for the EGU 2018 General Assembly will be available for iPhones and Android smartphones closer to the time of the conference. You can use the app to browse the programme and select the sessions you'd like to go to. For more information on the app features, please check this blog post from 2016.

The Assembly online

Participants can keep updated with what's going on at the General Assembly by following the EGU Twitter account (@EuroGeosciences) and take part in the conversation using the conference hashtag, #EGU18.

The EGU communications staff will also be posting about the conference on Facebook and on the EGU blogs.


The Press Centre at the General Assembly is run by Bárbara Ferreira, EGU Media and Communications Manager, with the help of media assistants.

For more information, please contact Bárbara by e-mail at or by phone at +49 8921-806-703 (before the General Assembly). At the General Assembly, you may reach the press office by e-mail or at +43 6763-199-385/6 (Press Centre landline).