Saturday, May 03, 2014
We missed the EGU this year for a number of reasons, many of which are obvious enough. It's hardly necessary to go each year, research updates tend to be somewhat incremental and minor on that time scale. We were thinking we would probably go next year anyway, but a nice coincidence of dates has sealed the deal. The 2015 EGU general assembly has been announced as running from 12-17 April (the Sunday is just registration) and the Vienna City Marathon is on the morning of the 12th. When we were last there, we watched the marathon and thought it would be a fun one to do but they don't always fit together so well (like this year in fact). So our entries are in - jules for the half marathon, me for the full thing - and I look forward to making the most of a week of schnitzel, knödel, and breakfast buffets to recuperate with. Oh, and snoozing gently in lecture rooms. I wonder how many other geoscientists will be tempted to take part?