General Information


The General Assembly 2008 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 13 – 18 April 2008. The assembly is open to the scientists of all nations.

The entire congress centre is fully accessible for wheel-chairs together with their registration.

For visa requirements and the "Letter of Invitation" please click here.

Official Language

The official language of the General Assembly 2008 is English. Simultaneous interpretation is not provided. It is therefore expected that authors are able to present their research more or less fluently in the English language.

Rules of Conduct

  • Smoking is prohibited in the entire congress centre except in the areas designated for smokers.
  • It is prohibited to copy any presentation from the desktops in the lecture rooms.
  • It is prohibited to take photos of any scientific material at the conference.

General Contact

General Information, Pre-Registration & Submission of Abstracts

Copernicus Meetings
Max-Planck-Str. 13
37191 Katlenburg-Lindau

Tel: +49-5556-99555-20
Fax: +49-5556-99555-70

Hotel Reservation

Mondial Congress
Operngasse 20b
1040 Vienna

Tel: +43-1-58804-197
Fax: +43-1-58804-185

Congress Centre

Austria Center Vienna
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
1220 Vienna

Tel: +43-1-26069-2010
Fax: +43-1-26069-2600


The organizers will arrange childcare. Please find further information here!


The organizers cannot accept liability for personal accident, loss or damage to private property, which may be incurred as a result of the participation in the EGU General Assembly 2008. Participants are, therefore, advised to arrange appropriate insurance cover. This should extend not only to travel but also to cancellation costs.