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​ Climate & ocean literacy || Geoethics || Geogames || Sci Comm 


Are you interested in climate change, ocean degradation, geoethics or games for geosciences?

Are you working in climate literacy, or ocean literacy, or geoethics, or geogames or sci comm?


If so, please come and share your work, insight, expertise, curiosity and experience in one or more of the many excellent sessions of the next European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly (conference).  We invite you in particular to the four below:

  • Climate & ocean literacy: Helping people to care ethically within planetary boundaries  See the abstract at the bottom of this page.

  • Geoethics in the face of global anthropogenic changes: How do we intersect different knowledge domains?

  • Games for Geoscience V

  • Science and Society: Science Communication Practice, Research, and Reflection

  • Programme & groups - to access to all sessions, click on the blue  Please select  button.


Abstract submission opens on 18 Oct, 2021 and deadline is 12 Jan, 2022, 13h CET.  No extension is allowed.

To give you an idea of what sessions and abstracts 'look' like, please see these similar sessions in the April 2021 conference:

EGUsphere:  After the conference, your absract and slides will be made available here:

​ A few notes to help you through the maze 

Introduction to the conference, called General Assembly

Membership and conference are two different things.  Membership fees and conference fees are two different things.  You have to register and pay conference fees to attend the conference and be a presenter, but you do not need to be an EGU member for that.  EGU membership gives you a reduction in the conference fees.  In addition, you have to pay an abstract submission fee for each abstract submitted.

EGU membership :  Please note that only EGU members are able to submit an abstract as first author; second and subsequent authors do not need to be members.  If needed, you will be asked to acquire membership as first author through the submission form. 

Conf fee :  In order to attend and present at the conf, you need to enrol and pay the conf registration fee.  You get a reduced conf fee as an EGU member.  I strongly suggest that you become an EGU member; it will save you money on conference fees.

Programme & groups:

You do not need to be a top scientist to present.  Many ordinary and young people present at the EGU conference every year.  If you are a student or an early-career person, you are most welcome to submit an abstract in one of our sessions.  My daughters, high school students at the time, have presented at the EGU.  See these:

If you have any questions or notice errors, please write to David here: crookall dot consulting at gmail.

Hybrid meeting: Email received from the EGU (15 Dec, 2021)


Taking place on 3-8 April, the EGU General Assembly 2022 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world for a hybrid meeting covering all disciplines in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. EGU aims to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive forum where scientists, especially early-career scientists, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

We announced in October that EGU22 will be taking place as a hybrid meeting happening both in-person in Vienna and online. However, given the rapidly changing situation in Europe and around the world, the EGU Programme Committee and Executive leadership wanted to provide you with an update.

At present, the EGU22 General Assembly is still intended to be a hybrid meeting, with options for online and in-person presentation in vPICO sessions, in-person only presentation for poster and oral sessions, and online interactive display pre-uploads available for every participant, as outlined in the meeting format.

We will be following all guidance from the Austrian authorities, including having a dedicated hygiene plan in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all attendees. However, we want to reassure all our attendees that, should the situation change, alternative plans are already in place and we will inform attendees of any changes as soon as possible should this become necessary.

Registration for EGU22 will open in mid-January and our next official update will be provided on 3 January, before the closing of abstract submissions on 12 January 2022 at 13.00CET.

If you have questions or concerns regarding EGU22, please visit

We look forward to seeing you in April!

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Please help to spread the word.  Below is a short text that you can copy into your various emails, social media, discussion groups, etc.  Please feel free to adapt the text.


Be sure to join with us at the upcoming conference of the European Geosciences Union  Many sessions about all geoscience research and issues, especially Climate Literacy, Ocean Literacy, Geoethics, Geogames and Science Communication.  More info here:

Please #forward this to interested colleagues.
#SciComm #learning #globalwarming #biodiversity #climateaction #education #climateliteracy #climateeducation #geoethics #climateemergency #climatecrisis #sustainability #adaptation #mitigation #learningprocesses #instructionalmaterials #learningmethods #learningexperience #experientiallearning #curriculum #innovation #learningresources #activism #renewableenergy #pollution #greenenergy #geogames

Abstract for Climate & ocean literacy:

Climate change (CC) and ocean degradation (OD) are among the greatest threats to humanity. Climate impacts the ocean in massive ways; the ocean is the climate’s most powerful regulator. Separately or combined, they impact every living being and ecological niche, with poorer communities suffering disproportionately. In turn, flora and fauna (incl humans) are suffering. CC and OD are affecting the cryosphere, biodiversity, and food and water security. Given that humans are the prime cause of this devastating change taking us beyond our planetary boundaries, geoethical issues come to the fore.

The 2020 EGU Declaration of the Significance of Geoscience highlights the need for massive and widespread action to help people around the world to become literate about the changes affecting their and their offsprings’ and communities’ lives. The more people are literate about these changes, the more they can make informed decisions, adapt and mitigate. Previous General Assemblies have addressed climate change literacy (CL). Ocean literacy (OL) has developed strongly in recent years, especially with impetus from the UN Ocean Decade. Ocean-climate literacy (OCL) is an imperative that needs to be addressed massively and urgently, both within and beyond the EGU.

We invite colleagues to submit contributions on any aspects of OCL; this can, of course, include CL (without the ocean) and OL (without the climate). We welcome papers related, eg, to learning processes/experiences, instructional materials, curricular innovation, learning games, citizen initiatives, Ocean Decade activities, evaluation, well-used methods, novel approaches and policies, eg, 1. make OCL an essential component in all subjects and at all levels of education; 2. require all people in positions of responsibility (eg, mayors, teachers, doctors, CEOs, ministers, et al) to pass exams on the basics of climate and/or ocean before taking office. Of particular interest are literacy actions that bring in geoethical dimensions. (If your paper is primarily on geoethics, then a better home is the EGU session on geoethics.) The broad aims of such OCL might include encouraging an intergenerational outlook, developing a sense of the geoethical dimensions of OCL, understanding complexities and implementing solutions.

This session is an opportunity for ECSs, scientists, educators, policy influencers, learning resource developers and other practitioners to share their experience, expertise and research on CL and OL.

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