EGU 2019: Get involved in Climate Change Adaption
The EGU General Assembly 2019 was a great success with over 16,000 scientists from all over the world discussing the disciplines of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. The focus was on future ways of adapting to climate change. ZAMG researcher Claudia Hahn presented the CLARITY method to help cities adapt to climate change.
"There was great interest in our presentation. Above all, people wanted to know to what extent end users are involved," says Hahn. CLARITY aims to build and support a vibrant community interested in adapting to climate change. In addition, an integrated tool provides side specific information on climate change risks and suggests adaptation options. "The atmosphere was very positive," summarises Hahn. "The European Climate Data Store Project, for example, collects data from various projects and makes it available to others," says Hahn.
5,531 oral, 9,432 poster and 1,287 PICO presentations. 683 unique scientific sessions as well as 87 short courses and 338 accompanying events formed an interesting program. The conference was attended by 16,273 scientists from 113 countries, 53% of them under the age of 35, with a lively media presence and coverage as well as thousands of visits to the webstreams and the EGU blog GeoLog. The next EGU General Assembly will take place from 03 to 08 May 2020 in Vienna.