Vienna gains four year geoscience commitment

Despite its existing five-year contract is yet to expire, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) has confirmed its commitment to Vienna and the Austria Center Vienna for the years 2020-2024.

Vienna and the Austria Center Vienna will continue to host the annual General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union until 2024.

The ongoing cooperation between the venue and organizer has seen the number of participants at the five-day event increase to more than 14,000, with 100 countries now represented.

The next General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union will take place in Vienna from 8-13 April 2018.

“On average we receive around 18,000 proposals for presentations. The 650 scientific sessions not only serve a training and educational purpose, but also provide a networking platform for young, up-and-coming scientists and researchers. The sessions include around 100 short courses, which are specially tailored to the needs of next-generation scientists, as well as more than 300 side events designed to promote international collaboration. In the Austria Center Vienna we have a congress center partner with 140 meeting rooms, which offers us enough flexibility to accommodate spontaneous program changes”, said Martin Rasmussen, managing director of Copernicus GmbH, the company which organises the event on behalf of the EGU.


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