Welcome to EGU’s 2014 online services for the media
The EGU General Assembly 2014 brings together over 11,000 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 learn about new developments in a variety of topics including climate change, recent space and planetary science missions, natural disasters, ocean acidification, rare-earth minerals, ice loss and sea-level rise among others.
The 2014 Assembly is taking place at the Austria Center Vienna from 27 April to 2 May and, for the first time, it will have a theme: The Face of the Earth – Process and Form. The theme intends to celebrate the diversity of geoscience processes and the great variety of associated forms, across all scales and from the core of the Earth to interplanetary space.
Media registration to the meeting is available to journalists, freelance science writers and public information officers of all nations free of charge (please see eligibility requirements in the Registration page).
The EGU operates a Press Centre located on the Yellow Level (Ground Floor) of the Austria Center Vienna, which includes a working space for journalists and a press conference room.
Online pre-registration is now open. Media registration gives access to the Press Centre and other meeting rooms and includes a public transportation ticket, the information and schedules book and a USB flash drive with the abstracts presented at the General Assembly, as well as extra material regarding this year's theme. Media participants also have access to high-speed Internet (LAN and WLAN) and complimentary breakfast, lunch, coffee and refreshments at the Press Centre.
EGU press team
The Press Centre at the General Assembly is run by Bárbara Ferreira, EGU Media and Communications Manager, with the help of student assistants.
For more information, please contact Bárbara Ferreira by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 6763-199-381/2 (Press Centre landline) or +43 6812-082-7254 (mobile).