2 December 2011

Some interesting natural hazard sessions as the EGU 2012 meeting in Vienna

Posted by Dave Petley

This evening I start my journey to San Francisco for the AGU Fall Meeting.  My plan is to blog and to tweet from the meeting (if I can manage to find five minutes to sit still at any point…).  I will be attending many of the Natural Hazards sessions, plus the various blogging events and the social media soiree, and some talks on climate change, geomorphology and suchlike.

Meanwhile, I thought I’d highlight a few sessions that are of interest at the EGU 2012 meeting in Vienna.  EGU remains the undisputed best place for natural hazards-facing sessions, as the list below attests, although I suspect that within a few years AGU will be challenging that meeting (and there are interesting rumblings about the ambitions to the annual meeting of the Japan Geosciences Union, which potentially would provide a nice Asian counterpart as well).  I highlight here one of the many interdisciplinary hazards sessions, plus the dozen or so landslide-facing ones.  Unfortunately I will not be at EGU this year (the first that I have missed in six or so years):

As usual, Papers can be submitted online either for a poster session or for oral presentations.  The Abstract Deadline is 17th January 2012 and information on submitting abstracts is available through the EGU website at: http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2012/abstract_management/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html

The EGU website at http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2012/home.html also contains detailed information about the meeting.