Next week, some of you may be heading to the European Geophysical Union meeting in Vienna.
With its thousands of participants and all its parallel sessions, it’s easy to feel lost during this meeting, especially if it is your first time. But do not worry – we’ve compiled a list of activities for you.
Warning: this list is *slightly* biased towards the Cryosphere division…
You have not come to Vienna to spend your time with your officemates! Get out and meet new people:
- Sunday: from 16.00, pre-ice breaker meet-up, organised by the Cryosphere division. Location yet to be determined, so check the page of the event.
- Tuesday: lunch meeting for anyone interested in joining the author team of the best blog of the EGU network. Practical info to come.
- Thursday: APECS panel at 15.30, followed by the APECS-Cryo night out
- All week long: poster session from 17.30, drinks are served and conversations in the middle of the aisle are strongly encouraged
You can always find a session of talks that is remotely relevant to your research. But sometimes, you need a bit of break. Check the EGU programme for the list of short courses, they really are diverse! E.g:
- How to communicate in the age of Trump and Brexit
- How to write a successful ERC grant proposal
- How to apply and interpret a Fast Fourier Transform for your time series analysis
- Present and future permafrost in a climate changing world
Keep an eye on the list of medal lectures as well. Their names are not very explicit though, so take the time to check the abstract.
Meet the APECS Sweden members
That I know, four of the board members will be attending:
- Joachim has a poster on Friday morning, 10.30 Foyer M;
- Matthias has a poster on Monday evening, 17.30 Hall X1;
- Céline has a poster on Monday evening, 17.30 Hall X4, another one on Tuesday evening, 17.30 Hall X4, and co-organises two short courses on Wednesday at 13.30 and 17.30;
- Lorna will spend her week in the exhibitors corner, at the SWITCH ON boot.
And finally, take the time to explore Vienna! Your EGU participant badge gives you unlimited access to public transport from Monday to Friday, so take a break and visit this beautiful city and its museums, concerts, parks, restaurants, cafés…