Natural Hazards at the European Geosciences Union (EGU)

  • The Natural Hazards (NH) division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is one of the largest within the EGU.

  • Natural Hazards at EGU General Assembly 2009

    In the 2009 Assembly there were 1,680 talks and posters presented in 61 scientific sessions, with sessions ranging over the following:
      • extreme weather,   • lightning,   • floods,   • droughts,   • glacial lake outbursts,   • earthquakes,   • volcanoes,   • tsunamis,
      • wildfires,   • karst,   • heavy-metals,   • radon,   • space weather


    Participants include not only physical scientists, but also social scientists and industry (e.g. the reinsurance industry).


  • Meetings

    NH division at EGU endorses and sponsors a number of smaller splinter meetings to do with natural hazards, both in developing and developed countries, on a wide range of key themes (with recent conferences in the last 12 months on the individual topics of Mediterranean storms, Wildfires, Landslides)

    We encourage participation in the 2010 EGU General Assembly in Vienna from 2-7 May 2010.

  • Awards

    NH division at EGU awards two medals to outstanding scientists working in natural hazards:
      • the Plinius Medalto outstanding young scientists
      • the Sergei Soloviev Medal to mid-level and senior scientists.
    The closing date for submissions, which are encouraged, is 31 May of the year before the medal is to be awarded.

  • NH division at EGU actively encourages:
      • gender diversity (e.g. through conveners at sessions and officers),
      • assembly and splinter meeting sessions on natural hazards education and communication,
      • the inclusion and recognition of young scientists (e.g. through scientific sessions, and through young scientist poster awards).