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European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2023, Vienna

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2023, Vienna


The European Geosciences Union’s annual General Assembly (EGU23) took place as a hybrid conference held in Vienna, Austria and virtually from Sunday, 23 April to Friday, 28 April 2023.

The conference was attended by 5 people from Geological Survey Ireland, as well as scientists from other government science organisations and third-level research institutions in Ireland.  There were numerous presentations on work carried out by Geological Survey Ireland or funded by it, including:

Image: Dr Siobhan Power, form Geological Surevy Ireland Communications, presented a poster on the success of our television production "The Island" which aired last year.

By the numbers, the week of EGU23 included:
  • 938 scientific sessions
  • 18,831 individuals registered, with 15,453 joining in Vienna from 107 countries, and 3,378 joining virtually from 105 countries
  • 192 Roland Schlich Travel Support grants were issued, along with 1,453 virtual registration waivers
  • 16,357 presentations, given in poster, oral and PICO presentation formats, both on-site and virtually, 57% of which were contributions from Early Career Scientists (ECS)
  • 14 Education and Outreach Sessions (EOS)
  • 174 teachers who joined the Geoscience Information For Teachers (GIFT) workshop both on-site and virtually
  • 51 Short Courses with 2 special Artist in Residence workshops
  • 39 Award and Medal Lectures
  • 5 Union Symposia and 6 Great Debates
  • 114 Townhall and Splinter meetings scheduled
  • 52 sessions co-sponsored by sibling organisations
The statistics from EGU23 show the enthusiasm that EGU members, and many other people around the world, have to learn about the latest geoscience research results. (Statistics from EGU website HERE)

Much of the scientific information from this year’s General Assembly is still available online. As with previous years, all supplementary materials uploaded with open access permission will be available on EGUsphere.

About EGU

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is Europe’s premier geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. It is a non-profit interdisciplinary learned association of scientists founded in 2002 with headquarters in Munich, Germany. The EGU publishes a number of diverse scientific journals that use an innovative open access format and organises topical meetings plus education and outreach activities. Its annual General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting more than 14,000 scientists from all over the world. The meeting’s sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, energy, and resources. 

You can visit the EGU website HERE.

You can access their Press Centre HERE.