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Future Earth at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2019

Date: April 02, 2019

The EGU General Assembly 2019 will take place in Vienna, Austria on 7–12 April 2019, and bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.

Visit the EGU website for full information and stay updated on their Twitter @EuroGeosciences.

The following are highlights of sessions at EGU 2019 organized and/or run by Future Earth’s Global Research Projects. If something is missing, please contact Kelsey Simpkins at Future Earth.



  • Air-Land Interactions (General Session) (AS2.1)
    Co-organized as BG1.18/HS11.6/SSS13.1, co-sponsored by iLEAPS
    Convener: Christoph Thomas,  Co-conveners: Marc Aubinet , Andreas Ibrom
    Orals Mon, 08 Apr, 16:15–18:00 , Room 0.11
    Posters  Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–15:45 , Hall X5
  • Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere: Sources, Sinks and Transformations (AS3.33)
    Co-organized as BG1.20, co-sponsored by iLEAPS
    Convener: Pawel Misztal, Co-conveners: Thomas Karl , Ben Langford , Janne Rinne
    OralsWed, 10 Apr, 14:00–18:00, Room 0.60
    Posters  Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 10:45–12:30, Hall X5
  • Reactive gases and aerosols in plant canopies(co-sponsored by ILEAPS) (BG2.10) Co-organized as AS3.34
    Convener: Silvano Fares, Co-conveners: Kirsti Ashworth, Laurens Ganzeveld
    Posters  Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 16:15–18:00 , Hall A
  • Nitrogen cycling in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in interaction with the atmosphere: microbiological processes, gas fluxes and global change feedbacks (co-sponsored by iLEAPS) (BG1.7)
    Convener: Dianming Wu, Co-conveners: Tuula Larmola , Ming Chang , Yuepeng Pan , Sari Juutinen , Sami Ullah
    OralsMon, 08 Apr, 08:30–12:30, Room 2.25
    Posters  Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 16:15–18:00, Hall A
  • Flux & Chemistry of Volatile Organic Compounds– iLEAPS sponsored workshop: Friday 12th – Sat 13th April 2019, Arcotel, Wein, Austria – Please apply here for a free place.


  • 7: Air-sea Chemical Fluxes : Impacts on Biogeochemistry and Climate
    Co-sponsored by iCACGPand SOLAS
    Convener: Parvadha Suntharalingam
    Co-conveners: Robert Duce , Maria Cristina Facchini , Maria Kanakidou , Arvind Singh
    Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–15:45
    Hall X5


Hans Oeschger Medal

PAGES SSC Member Ed Brook will be awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal during the EGU. Brook receives this honor for producing greenhouse-gas records from polar ice cores in unprecedented resolution that permitted the precise north-south synchronisation of climate signals and the identification of past variations in great detail. Read more (and attend his talk):

Lewis Fry Richardson Medal

CVAS working group leader Shaun Lovejoy will be awarded the Lewis Fry Richardson Medal for pioneering and leading research on multifractal cascade dynamics in hydrology, climate and weather, leading to a new class of comprehensive stochastic, rather than deterministic, sub-grid models. Read more (and attend his talk):

PAGES sessions

Short courses

Splinter meetings

PALSEA: A splinter meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 April from 08:30–10:15 in Room 2.61 for “The World Atlas of Last Interglacial Shorelines” for the sea-level community at EGU working on the Last Interglacial (LIG). The meeting will focus on the inception of the World Atlas of Last Interglacial Shorelines (WALIS). Scientists working on LIG sea-level indicators are welcome to provide feedback on an open-access online database that is in development in collaboration with the PALSEA community, with the financial support of the ERC Starting Grant “WARMCOASTS”. Email organizer Alessio Rovere:

Working group meetings

OC3: The group will hold a joint meeting with IPODs on Tuesday 9 April from 19:00-20:00 in Room 2.17. In this meeting we will discuss the current status and new achievements of the of the OC3 group, as well as further steps for the finalization of the database and collaboration with the IPODS group. Members of the OC 3 and IPODs community as well as interested researchers are welcome to join. Contact Janne Repschlaeger:

PALEOLINK: This PAGES 2k Network project will hold a meeting on Thursday 11 April from 08:30-10:15 in Room 0.16. This meeting is a follow-up of the workshop held in Murcia in February 2019. As such, we will review and discuss the four initiatives proposed during such workshop. Still, we are open to anyone noz previously involved but interested in joining the initiative and willing to contribute with new ideas and datasets. PALEOLINK promotes the creation of an open network of collaborations, so anyone interested in the topics covered by this initiative are invited to participate. Contact Juan José Gómez-Navarro: