Here we are. My fourth time at the EGU and as always there is a new record in the number of participants (somewhere around 14,000). The last time I attended this conference was 2014 and so a lot has changed. A symbol for this are the tents on the former meeting area in front of the main building, which are really a pity (I certainly will complain about it a lot this week ;)). My personal contributions will be all on Friday, so I have some days to look around and enjoy some chit-chat in the poster sessions. Continue reading
There it is: welcome to Vienna, welcome to the EGU 2014. Once again we have a wonderful weather here in the west of Austria and an interesting week ahead of us, full of talks, posters and of cause discussions. The first action of the event was the registration, which was like the past times quite straight forward. Of cause, doing it at sunday is an advantage, before all the late comming people turn up on monday. The reception was also quite nice, enough to drink and some breads and rolls, which was in the end more than I had expected. Yes, smaller conferences have usually more to offer, but when you share an event with 12,000 people, compromises have to be made. Nevertheless, it is not the meals the scientists are comming for, it is the atmosphere within the next days. So let’s start this nice event in style with the early morning session on the monday.