EGU General Assembly 2020
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Integrating less represented countries into the mainstream of European geosciences

Melinda Dósa1,2, Anikó Timár1,2,3, and Anita Heward2,4
Melinda Dósa et al.
  • 1Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Space Physics and Space Technology, Budapest, Hungary (
  • 2Europlanet 2024 RI
  • 3Department of Geophysics and Space Science, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 4University of Kent, UK

In order to build a diverse, inclusive community of geoscientists within Europe, a statistical study is carried out based on participation statistics of different conferences in Europe over the past five years. Data of geoscience conferences (EGU, IUGG), planetary (EPSC) and solar-terrestrial science conferences (ESWW, ESPM) are investigated. Special focus is given to the historical division between Eastern and Western Europe and senior and junior scientists. The aim is to show that the geographical division continues to exist and does not show a general improving trend, while the position of the younger generation seems to improve. Some “success cases” defying the usual trend are shown and analysed in detail. We suggest some reasons behind the statistics and draw some lessons that can help integrating less represented researchers into the mainstream of European geosciences.

How to cite: Dósa, M., Timár, A., and Heward, A.: Integrating less represented countries into the mainstream of European geosciences, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-7236,, 2020


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