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Submit an abstract to a climate communication session at EGU 2023!

Posted on 7 December 2022 by BaerbelW

The next General Assembly of the European Geosciences EGU (EGU) will take place in Vienna and online from April 24 to 28, 2023. It will be a fully hybrid event with all but the on-premise poster sessions coming with creative online options for both authors and attendees. I’ve been invited by David Crookall to be one of the co-conveners of a session in the education and communications section of the meeting:

Climate and ocean education: Geoethics, emergency, fossil fuels, war and more

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Please consider contributing to the climate, ocean education and geoethics sessions at the next EGU conference. Here is a bit more information about session EOS3.2 (reposted from here):

The climate / ocean education session at the EGU brings together a wonderful group of warm hearts and creative minds from around the world, to present their ideas, practices and theories about helping people to better understand the changing climate and/or ocean.  You do not need to be an expert, you do not need to have a PhD, you do not even need to have a diploma in geoscience or geography.  All you need is enthusiasm, a desire to help people learn and an activity or experience or idea that you would like to share.  You may talk about the climate or the ocean separately without the other, or about both together.

You may contribute an oral presentation (in person or virtually) or a poster.  Any formal or informal work or activity that you are doing to help people learn about climate change (CC) and/or the ocean will be of interest.

Here are some examples: a innovative lessons, a curriculum (e.g., making CC or the ocean a central or compulsory element of a school or university curriculum), an advocacy action, an association, an expedition, research into CC or ocean education effectiveness, a survey of people’s views on CC education, participatory methods, debriefing, a piece of software or a game that helps people understand CC, NGO work, role-plays, personal action, community initiative, such as activism, a website, class research project, a change in national or local CC policy, a court case, making a movie, citizen science, communication, a school garden, geoparks, teamwork, food & cooking, publication, project work, giving talks, art, exchange programmes, running workshops.  Indeed, any initiative that deepens people’s understanding of the ocean and/or of climate change will be welcomed.

All aspects of climate change and/or ocean are welcomed, such as causes and consequences, sustainability, policy, wealth gap and poverty, water security, floods, drought, food security & hunger, teacher development, denialism, corruption, greenwashing, fossil fuels, war, soil, biodiversity, natural resources, limits to growth, melting cryosphere, sea-level rise, water towers (mountains), alternative energies, gender issues, energy transition, climate literacy, water cycles, carbon cycle, reinforcing feedback loops, tipping points, planetary boundaries, migration & refugees, loss & damage, environmental law, agriculture, forest, finance, air & water pollution, energy, building, adaptation, mitigation, resilience, soil, and more.

Please see the session abstract here and consider a submission before January 10, 2023

List of conveners for the session

Note: As with all large and international scientific conferences there are costs associated with submitting an abstract (€50) and presenting at the EGU conference (price varies, see here for details).

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