Public Release:  EGU 2014 General Assembly: Media advisory 1 -- Media registration now open

European Geosciences Union

The latest research in Earth, planetary and space sciences will be presented at the 2014 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna, Austria, from 27 April to 2 May. The meeting, the largest geosciences conference in Europe, brings together over 11,000 researchers from all over the world.

The EGU General Assembly is an opportunity for journalists and science writers to learn about new developments in a variety of topics including climate change, recent space and planetary science missions, natural disasters, ocean acidification, rare-earth minerals, ice loss and sea-level rise among others. The preliminary programme for the meeting, which includes hundreds of scientific sessions, is available online at: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/sessionprogramme/.

The 2014 Assembly is being held at the Austria Center Vienna and, for the first time, it will have a theme: The Face of the Earth - Process and Form. The theme intends to celebrate the diversity of geoscience processes and the great variety of associated forms, from the core of the Earth to interplanetary space, across all scales.

Members of the media and public information officers are now invited to register for the meeting online, free of charge, at: http://media.egu.eu/registration/. Media registration gives access to the Press Centre and other meeting rooms, and includes a public transportation ticket, the programme book and a USB flash drive with the abstracts presented at the General Assembly. Media participants also have access to high-speed Internet (LAN and WLAN) and complimentary breakfast, lunch, coffee and refreshments at the press centre.

Online pre-registration will be available until 31 March. The advance registration assures that your badge will be waiting for you on your arrival to the Austria Center Vienna, giving you access to the press centre and other meeting rooms. You may also register on-site during the meeting.

Further information about media services at the General Assembly is available on this page. Closer to the date, this website will feature a full programme of press conferences, which will also be announced in later media advisories.

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For information on accommodation and travel, please refer to the appropriate sections of the EGU 2014 General Assembly website.

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