European Geosciences Union
General Assembly 2007
Vienna, Austria, 15 - 20 April 2007
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EGU 2006, Vienna, Austria, 15 - 20 April 2007

The EGU General Assembly 2007 will be held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 15 - 20 April 2007.

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, more than 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.

We have started to put together a press conference programme. Here is a very tentative list of topics we think might be interesting:

  • New Results from Venus
  • Water on Mars
  • Methane in the Arctic
  • Drilling into seismogenic zones
  • Climate and hydrology in mountain areas
  • Seismicity and Slope Stability
  • Surprising Predictions of Distribution of Sea Level Rise

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