As the world continues to work around lockdown, the EGU General Assembly 2020 will take place this week (4-8 May) online. The annual EGU (European Geosciences Union) meeting, which usually takes takes place in Vienna, usually attracts over 17,000 scientists from all over the world to network and discuss the latest research in Earth sciences. It in a key science conference highlight for many BAS researchers.
This year’s online conference is FREE and anyone can view the abstracts and presentations. Participation in certain sessions requires registration. Around 30 BAS scientists are involved in this year’s EGU meeting. Some highlights are below – timings are local Vienna time BST +1.
Monday 4 May
8:30 – 10:15h CEST
Atmospheric scientist Amelie Kirchgaessner is presenting: The representation of Föhn events to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula in simulations by the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS)” (with BAS co-author John King)
BAS science director David Vaughan is co-convening a Great Debate session: Cutting carbon in the geosciences: conference participation versus online streaming and fieldwork versus remote observations. BAS atmospheric researcher Ella Gilbert is taking part.
16:15h – 18:00h CEST
Atmospheric scientist Amelie Kirchgaessner is co-convening a session: Polar meteorology and climatology and their link to changes in the cryosphere. There are also presentations from BAS climate scientists John King and Tom Bracegirdle.
Wednesday 6 May
14:00 – 15:45 CEST
BAS science director David Vaughan is co-convening a session: Ice-Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions in West Antarctica and the Weddell Sea Sector. This session will explore the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and include presentations on the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. Presentations and input from BAS researchers: Robert Larter, Kelly Hogan, Tom Jordan, James Kirkham, Claus-Dieter Hillenbrand and James Smith.
14:00 – 15;45 CEST
AI modeller Rachel Furner is presenting at a session: Machine Learning for Earth System Modelling.
Thursday 7 May
16:15 – 18:00 CEST