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European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017

23 - 28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria

The EGU is the biggest international geosciences conference in Europe with about 14,000 scientists from 107 countries. In EGU 2017, participants presented their research as 4,849 oral, 11,312 poster, and 1,238 PICO presentations.

I presented my PhD project as a poster in ‘Atmospheric Convection’ session and discussed about it with other meteorologists and experts who were from outside of my project and got professional feedback from them to improve my work. I also took the opportunity to meet more people in my field and advertised my knowledge, abilities, and skills for my future career and improved my professional networking by talking to new people. Moreover, I attended to many interesting talks, workshops and short training courses.

Beyond to all mentioned benefits, this EGU was the special occasion after my parental leave to get back into the professional competition among young scientist. Therefore, at this conference I could update myself within a short period of time after my return in January 2017 and I could analyze my work and myself with others from all over the world to understand my scientific level in the scientific race.

I am so grateful from GSGS that supported me to participate at EGU2017 with my baby and the nanny.


Zahra Parsakhoo
PhD student

Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics

PhD project: “Modeling and Theoretical Investigation of multi-scale Interactions between Convection and Land-Surface Heterogeneity”.
Abstract title: “A Lagrangian stochastic model to demonstrate multi-scale interactions between convection and land surface heterogeneity in the atmospheric boundary layer”. (Poster)