Against all the odds, the European Geophysical Union's annual meeting (EGU 2020) will go ahead. With lockdowns in place all over the world, travel to Vienna in April will be practically impossible. EGU, however, will go ahead, with its first ever virtual annual meeting from 4-8 May 2020.
According to the EGU, "Because the Union is committed to minimizing the impact of COVID-19 on scientific research and collaboration, we believe EGU has a responsibility and a duty to ensure these activities continue despite the current, extreme circumstances. We have therefore decided to host EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online (#shareEGU20), a week-long series of online activities held during the first week of May that support our community by fostering scientific communication."
INTAROS will continue to host two sessions during EGU 2020:
GI4.5 - Arctic observations: data collection, management, and user engagement, Convener: Stein Sandven (INTAROS) | Co-conveners: Øystein Godoy, Torill Hamre (INTAROS), William F. Manley, Roberta Pirazzini (INTAROS). Chat Thurs 7 May 14H00-15H45;
ITS5.9/EOS4.14 - Trans-disciplinary aspects of researching Arctic change: science communication, outreach and education, integration, monitoring, modelling and risk perception, Convener: Peter Schweitzer | Co-conveners: Susanna Gartler, Annett Bartsch, Terenzio Zenone (INTAROS), Frederic Bouchard, Stein Sandven (INTAROS), Donatella Zona (INTAROS), Ylva Sjöberg.
Chat Fri 8 May 8H30-10H15.
Both sessions will see participation by many members of the INTAROS community, with talks on a broad range of Arctic themes.
Anyone with an internet connection can join the conference online. You can find all the information you need on the conference website.
21 April 2020