The European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly marks one of the main geoscience events and takes place every year at the Austria Center in Vienna since 2005. The aim is to bring together planetary, space and earth scientists from all over the world as well as to present, discuss and collaborate on current research topics. This year over 16,200 geoscientists from 113 countries travelled to Vienna to participate in one of the world’s biggest conferences, where 5,531 oral, 9,432 poster and 1,287 PICO (2min-madness) presentations were given.
Climate change is an important topic at the General Assembly and is discussed in many of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary sessions. Researchers of the DK Climate Change had a significant contribution to these debates, where one third of the DK students gave a poster, oral or PICO presentation, along with two faculty members having first author contributions and many others contributing as co-authors. The following DK members presented as first authors:
- Birk Steffen (Session Co-Convener, Poster)
- Collenteur Raoul Alexander (PICO)
- Foelsche Ulrich (Poster)
- Ghaemi Esmail (Poster)
- Hohmann Clara (Poster)
- Innerkofler Josef (Poster)
- Kabir MD Humayain (Poster)
- Krenn Paul (Poster)
- Slawitsch Veronika (Oral)
- Vogelsang Lennart (Poster)
The work presented relates to the second research question of the DK, which aims to improve understanding of the uncertainties and risks related to hydro-meteorological changes. The EGU General Assembly provides early career scientists the unique opportunity to present their work and get feedback from the very best in their disciplines. Furthermore, it gives opportunity to get in touch, network and talk about potential future collaborations with colleagues from other universities and research institutes from all over the globe.