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European Geosciences Union
General Assembly 2006
Vienna, Austria, 02 - 07 April 2006
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EGU 2006, Vienna, Austria, 02 - 07 April 2006

The EGU General Assembly 2006 will be held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 2 - 7 April 2006.

The EGU General Assembly will bring together geoscientists and space and planetary scientists from all over Europe and the rest of the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth and Planetary Sciences: geology, geomorphology, geochemistry, geophysics, geobiology and hazards research as well as planetary and space sciences alike.

Last year, 8,000 scientists attended the assembly. More are expected to attend this year with more than 4,000 oral contributions and 7,000 posters in 400 thematic sessions, "Union and Educational Symposia", short courses and workshops, "Key Note and Medal Lectures" and "Townhall Meetings" as well as separate meetings of working groups. This will be the largest and most prominent event in the geosciences held in Europe today. Many sessions will be dedicated to subjects of great societal importance, such as geohazards and climate change.

For tips about important new developments in the geosciences and interesting sessions at the 2006 Assembly, have a look at Media Tips. You will find the latest Press Releases here. A special press facility will be arranged for the written media, radio and TV, and public information officers on the Blue Level (Basement) of the congress centre.

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