The EGU is officially announcing the cancellation of the physical EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna, Austria. 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.
EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online will allow abstract authors to share presentation materials and open these for live discussion as well as participate in a selection of online networking events. We are also planning additional activities that will extend into the rest of the year and will provide more information about all of these events in the coming weeks.
We would like to personally thank our members and other attendees for their patience as the Union has navigated this difficult situation. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the hundreds of volunteers around the globe who have worked so hard to shape such an exciting programme, and especially the Programme Committee for their tireless efforts to make EGU2020 as inclusive, environmentally friendly, and progressive as possible.
For answers to pressing logistical questions regarding the cancellation, please refer to the list of frequently asked questions below. We look forward to virtually meeting during the online activities of EGU2020 and welcoming you in person to Vienna from 25–30 April 2021 at the next face-to-face General Assembly!
The EGU General Assembly 2020 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.