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Thank You!

Thank you to all press and media representatives who participated in the 2016 EGU General Assembly. If you'd like to provide feedback on the way the Press Centre was run this year, please use the EGU2016 feedback form or contact the EGU Media and Communications Manager, Bárbara Ferreira, at or +49-8921-806-703.

We hope to see you all next year in Vienna for the 2016 EGU General Assembly (23–28 April 2017)!

Welcome to EGU’s 2016 Online Services for the Media

The EGU 2016 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 learn about new developments in a variety of topics, including climate change, recent space and planetary science missions, natural disasters, raw materials, ice loss and sea-level rise, and to talk to researchers.

This year, due to a record numbers of abstracts (over 16,500, 2,000 more as last year), the EGU is anticipating to host over 13,000 geoscientists at its annual conference.

The 2016 Assembly is taking place at the Austria Center Vienna in Vienna, Austria, from 17 to 22 April under the theme Active Planet. 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 and register in the Registration page.

The EGU operates a Press Centre located 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, which are equipped with noise reduction material in 2016, are also available.

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration is available in April 2016 in the main registration area of the Austria Center Vienna during the opening hours of the conference office. 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.

Media advisories

Media Advisory 4: Press conferences live stream, on-site registration

Media Advisory 3: Press conference schedule, online registration closing tomorrow

Media Advisory 2: Meeting programme online, provisional press conference topics

Media Advisory 1: Media registration now open

EGU2016 mobile app

The EGU2016 mobile app is now available for iPhones and Android smartphones. Please go to on your smartphone to be directed to the proper app version. 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.

Meeting programme

The EGU 2016 General Assembly programme will be available in early March 2016. The programme will be published on the conference website at that time, as well as through the conference app, which you will be able to download closer to the time of the meeting.

EGU press team

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 Ferreira 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).