Blogs and Social Media
With hundreds of oral presentations, PICO sessions and poster presentations taking place each day, it can be difficult to keep abreast of everything that is on offer during the General Assembly.
As well as finding highlights of interesting conference papers, lectures and workshops in the daily newsletter at the General Assembly, EGU Today, you can also keep up to date with all the conference activities online.
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) blogs host the official blog of the EGU, GeoLog. Leading up to the General Assembly there are posts on useful information, from announcing the availability of the online conference programme and highlights of short courses to a first timers guide to the conference. Tips on the logistics of getting to Vienna, where to sleep and getting to know the city will also be available.
During the Assembly, GeoLog will be updated regularly, highlighting some of the meeting's most interesting sessions, workshops and lectures, as well as featuring interviews with scientists attending the conference.
Writers from the EGU Blog Network and Division Blogs will also be posting about interesting research and sessions during the Assembly, so you can catch up on sessions you have missed and get a feel for what's going on in the press room through them!
As in previous years, the EGU will be compiling a list of General Assembly related blogs (the blogroll) and making them available through GeoLog. You can add your blog to the blogroll here.
Participants can keep updated with General Assembly goings on by following the EGU twitter account (@EuroGeosciences) and the conference hashtag (#EGU15). You can also direct questions to the EGU communications staff and other participants using #EGU15, or by tweeting to @EuroGeosciences directly. If you’ve got the Assembly app, you can share snippets of great sessions straight from there!
This year, each of the programme groups also has its own hashtag. If you’re in a Geomorphology (GM) session, say GM2.1, you can tweet about it using #EGU15GM, or if you’re in one of the Educational and Outreach Symposia (EOS), use #EGU15EOS – just add the acronym of the respective programme group to #EGU15! A full list of conference hashtags is available here, and in the programme book. Conveners are welcome to add their own hashtags into the mix too! Just let everyone know at the start of the session.
Live tweeting of sessions is welcomed unless the presenter specifically requests that you don't. Please be aware that it is prohibited to take photos or videos of any scientific material at the conference.
The EGU communications staff will be advertising General Assembly sessions and will post about research being presented at the Assembly on Facebook. Just type European Geosciences Union into the Facebook search bar to find the EGU official page, and like it to receive the updates. While these will be the main media streams during the Assembly, you can also search for European Geosciences Union on Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube to keep up with us there!