Welcome to EGU 2017 General Assembly Online Press Centre
The EGU 2017 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.
This year, we received over 17,500 abstracts, 1000 more than last year and 3000 more than two years ago. As such, we are anticipating a very large meeting (over 14,000 participants), with a packed programme. This includes great debates on topics such as 'Arctic environmental change: global opportunities and threats', 'Is 2oC possible without relying on carbon storage and capture?', a Union session on 'Make Facts Great Again: how can scientists stand up for science?', among many other sessions.
The 2017 General Assembly is taking place at the Austria Center Vienna in Vienna, Austria, from 23 to 28 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, two of them equipped with noise reduction material, are also available.
Please note that there is another large conference (10,000 participants) taking place in Vienna in parallel with the EGU 2017 General Assembly. In addition, the Vienna marathon (40,000 participants) takes place on Sunday 23 April with many hotels booked up the night before. Therefore, we strongly recommend booking accommodation as soon as possible.
Meeting programme and mobile app
The EGU 2017 General Assembly programme is now available on the main conference website. The programme will also be available through the conference mobile app in mid April.
A mobile app for the EGU 2017 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 last year.
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, #EGU17.
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 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 6763-199-385/6 (Press Centre landline).