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Townhall and Splinter Meetings at EGU GA 2012

18 Nov

Townhall Meetings
Townhall Meetings are meetings open for all participants in the conference at which new initiatives or decisions are announced to a larger audience following an open discussion on the matter raised.

Anyone may organize such a Townhall Meeting subject to approval by the Programme Committee chair. Townhall Meetings will be scheduled from Monday – Friday, 23 – 27 April 2012, 19:00–20:00 in the lecture rooms of the congress centre. Applications should be forwarded to the Programme Committee chair by using the Townhall Meeting Request Form. Upon acceptance, the respective meeting will appear in the Townhall Meetings Programme as a regular session.

Splinter Meetings
Splinter Meetings can be organized by participants during the course of the conference, 23 – 27 April 2012. Splinter Meetings can be public or by invitation only. The EGU has reserved 8 extra rooms free of charge for the Splinter Meeting organizer(s). Please note, that these splinter meeting rooms are not available for booking as an extension of a session or a Poster Summary Discussion (PSD). These kind of requests will automatically be withdrawn. Conveners can request a PSD room in their Session Organizing Tool SOII from 30 January to 02 February 2012. To request a Splinter meeting fill in the online form.

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Major Events at EGU GA 2010: Great Debates and Townhall Meetings

29 Apr

Continuing the theme of major events at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010:

Two Great Debates
Tuesday [Room D, 12:15–13:15]: GDG2 To what extent do humans impact the Earth’s climate?
Thursday [Room D, 15:30–17:15]: GDG1 Getting real about energy

Seven Townhall Meetings (everyone welcome!):

Monday [Room D, 15:30-17:10]: TM0 Women in Geosciences and ‘What can EGU do for Women Geoscientists?’
Monday [Room 1, 19:00–20:00] TM7 Joint ERICON -SIOS – EMSO Townhall Meeting

Tuesday [Room D, 17:30-19:00] TM1 An International Geoscience Initiative
Tuesday [Room 6, 19:00–20:00] TM2 Implementing the INSPIRE European Directive: a geoscience perspective
Tuesday [Room 1, 19:00–20:00] TM5 Joint IODP ICDP Townhall Meeting

Wednesday [Rm 34, 19:00-20:00] TM4 Hydrology Education in a Changing World

Thursday [Rm 1, 17:30–19:00] TM6 Interactive Open Access Publishing
Thursday [Rm 15, 19:00–20:00] TM3 The European Network for Earth System Modelling (ENES) Strategy and Resource Centre

By Jennifer Holden