EGU21 – Call for abstracts

The EGU General Assembly 2021, traditionally held each spring in Vienna, Austria, will instead take place entirely online due to the continuing risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting restrictions on international travel. In its place, EGU will host vEGU21: Gather Online (#vEGU21), a completely virtual event that will take place from 19–30 April and bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.

With this call for abstracts, all scientific sessions are open to receive your contribution. The deadline for abstract submission is 13 January 2021, 13:00 CET. Only 2021 EGU members will be able to submit abstracts to the 2021 meeting and, with a few exceptions outlined below, only one abstract as first author will be permitted.

You are kindly invited to find a session for your abstract at:

(1) How to submit your abstract
Each session shows the abstract submission link. Using this link, you are asked to log in to the Copernicus Office Meeting Organizer with your Copernicus Office user ID. An abstract processing charge (APC) of €40.00 gross will be levied.

Detailed information on how to submit an abstract can be found at:

(2) One-abstract rule
Authors are allowed as first author to submit either one regular abstract plus one abstract solicited by a convener, or two solicited abstracts. A second regular abstract can be submitted to sessions led by the Educational and Outreach Sessions (EOS) programme group (maximum number of abstracts, including solicited abstracts, remains two). Possible submissions for first authors are: 1 regular + 1 solicited abstract; or 2 solicited abstracts; or 1 regular or solicited abstract + 1 regular or solicited abstract submitted to EOS-led sessions. Participants can be co-authors on additional abstracts on which they are not first author. Submission of solicited presentations requires a transaction number (TAN) that can be obtained from the convener of the respective session.

(3) Required 2021 EGU membership for first authors Only 2021 EGU members can submit an abstract as first author to the 2021 General Assembly. Please renew your EGU membership directly through the abstract submission form or beforehand at: In the latter case, please ensure to select the 2021 membership and use identical user accounts for the membership application as well as for the abstract submission. EGU members get a substantial reduction on the registration fee to the General Assembly.

(4) Late abstracts
Abstracts sent to conveners after 13 January 2021 for submission on your behalf need to reach conveners well in advance (20 January 2021) of their strict upload deadline of 22 January 2021, 13:00 CET. An increased abstract processing charge (APC) of €80.00 gross will be levied for such late abstracts.

(5) Further information
Further information about the EGU General Assembly 2021 can be found at:

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In case any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts and thank you very much for your cooperation.


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