EGU 2017 – Earth Sciences & Art EOS10 -EOS6

Longing for a better world respectful of the environment? Are you a scientist or an artist working for a better planet sustainability? Are you a scientist cooperating with an artist to the same goal? Then, do not miss the opportunity to take part in our session dedicated to Earth sciences and Art int its third edition.

Please note: this year we have also a performative session, presented by Niamh Shaw and in collaboration with a new convener, Prof. Sam Illingworth

We would be happy to have you in our upcoming EGU conference in Vienna! Let us know about your work and share it with earth scientists and artists from all over the world.

Here follows the official letter of invitation to submit an abstract. Looking forward to see you in Vienna!


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We invite you to submit an abstract to the Earth sciences and Art session that we are organizing within the 2017 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly (Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017).


The deadline is *11 January 2017*.

Session EOS10.

Scientists, artists and the Earth: co-operating for a better planet sustainability

Convener: Tiziana Lanza (Italy); Co-Conveners: Niamh Shaw (Ireland), Giuliana D’Addezio (Italy), Samuel Illingworth (United Kingdom)  

Session description:

As communicators and artists, we have a shared responsibility to raise awareness of the importance of planet sustainability. Educating people in this regard has normally been executed through traditional educational methods. But there is evidence that science art collaborations play a vital role in contributing to this issue, through the emotional and human connection that the arts can provide. This session, already in its third edition, has presented interesting and progressive art science collaborations across a number of disciplines focused on representing Earth science content. We have witnessed that climate change, natural hazard, meteorology, paleontology, earthquakes and volcanoes, geology have been successfully presented through music, visual art, photography, theatre, literature, digital art, where the artists explored new practices and methods in their work with scientists. A fundamental part of all art is the presentation of their final work and so this year, we provide a related ‘performative session’ of each paper in this session, to allow artists perform excerpts of their work and fully reveal the impact of this work in communicating the bigger planet sustainability message. This related session is entitled” Perform! A platform to discuss Art & Science projects with live presentation”

So, this year the session is co-organized with Session EOS6 

Perform! A platform to discuss Art & Science projects with live presentation

Please, note that you can’t submit the same abstract in both sessions otherwise the EGU commission may reject one of it. If you want to perform you should submit another abstract in session EOS6 describing in a few words what you are going to perform, in which way and also if you think could help, hint the discussion you would like to stimulate.

The session is included in the OEM (Outreach, education, and media) Symposia, and will be a unique opportunity to share and discuss up to date initiatives and experiments, as well as established formats, coming from geoscientists, communicators, educators, artists and performers.

Info for abstract submission are available here:

To submit your abstract, go to the session EOS10 at

co-organized with

the session EOS6 at

The Session Earth sciences and Art is in its third edition: you can visit our blog to read about the contributions to the previous sessions at the following link:

Further information about the EGU General Assembly 2017 can be found at:

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NOTE ON HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Please note that the congress ECCIMD2017 (10,000 participants) will take place in Vienna at the same time as the EGU2017. In addition, the Vienna City Marathon (40,000 participants) will take place on Sunday, resulting in many hotels being fully booked the night before. Therefore, we strongly recommend booking accommodation as soon as possible.).

We would like to hear about the work that you are doing and encourage you to submit your abstracts.

Best regards,

Tiziana Lanza, Niamh Shaw, Giuliana D’Addezio, Samuel Illingworth