General Information for the Media
Vienna, Austria, 24 – 29 April 2005
The EGU General Assembly 2005 will be held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 24 – 29 April 2005. On Sunday, 24 April, registration will start at 12:00, and there will be the "Opening & Union Award Ceremony" in Hall A, 16:30–18:00, followed by an open reception in Foyer A, 18:30–20:30.
The EGU General Assembly will bring together geoscientists 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 alike.
Since the EGU General Assembly will be held in Vienna for the first time, a considerable attendance from the eastern European countries is expected. More than 8,000 scientists are expected to attend this event with more than 3,000 papers, nearly 7,000 posters in nearly 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.
EGU 2005 greatly values offering young scientists opportunities to meet the key scientists in their field and exchange results and ideas with their peers.
A special press facility will be arranged for the written media, radio and TV, and public information officers.