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Policy-relevant sessions during EGU2020

1 May 2020

Each year during the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, upwards of 17,000 scientists gather to share some of the most recent scientific breakthroughs in their field. This includes many areas that are relevant for policy including those related to climate change, natural hazards, energy, agriculture and ocean health. This year, the EGU is moving many of its General Assembly activities and scientific sessions online as part of EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online.

Participants can join Sharing Geoscience Online completely free of charge. This will allow anyone to select specific scientific areas or sessions of interest within the programme, view the research and presentations that have been uploaded and participate in text-based chats with scientists to get more details on each topic presented. Each session has a dedicated time for the text-based chat, and you can also view and comment on the uploaded research anytime from now until the end of May. There will also be ten live-streamed keynote symposia and debate sessions taking place during the week.

Sessions likely to be of interest to policymakers working in geoscience-related fields include:

Climate change & its impacts

Polar research

Natural hazards

Energy & minerals resources

Ocean sciences

Agriculture-related topics

Water resources & quality

Earth observation & monitoring

Big data and infrastructure

Overarching sessions of interest