A great thank-you to the EGU community

Following a first week filled with many Union-wide sessions, all recorded for on-demand watching, we experienced a breakdown of the original vPICO format on Monday morning. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences that some of our community members experienced as a result and thank the entire EGU community for their patience and perseverance. Due to the tremendous efforts of our session conveners and other volunteers, the quick switch to Zoom allowed the community to continue to share their science, helping to test and improve ways of interacting virtually that will lay the groundwork for EGU General Assemblies of the future.

vEGU21 has included 18,172 scientists from 135 countries, attending 13,643 live presentations in 642 scientific sessions, 5 Union Symposia, and 32 Medal and Award Lectures sessions; attending 5 Great Debates and 56 Short Courses; networking in 47 Union-organized and 72 pop-up networking events; and attending 117 side events. Our live session pages were loaded 200,901 times in total with a median of 141 virtual participants per session. The number of daily unique visitors to our conference was around 13,000. The authors uploaded 12,015 display materials alongside their abstracts, including 5,412 videos hosted on Vimeo, which have received 1,591 comments so far, with more expected during the commenting period, which lasts until 31 May.

We look very much forward to seeing you again at the next EGU General Assembly 2022, 25–30 April 2022.

Aims & scope

The EGU General Assembly 2021 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.