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General information

The General Assembly 2016 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 17–22 April 2016. The assembly is open to the scientists of all nations.

The entire congress centre is fully accessible by wheelchairs.

General contact

General information,
registration &
submission of abstracts

Copernicus Meetings

Bahnhofsallee 1e
37081 Göttingen

Phone +49 551 90 03 39 20

Hotel reservation

Mondial Congress & Events
Operngasse 20b
1040 Vienna

Phone +43 1 58 80 41 11
Fax +43 1 58 80 41 85

Congress centre

Austria Center Vienna
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
1220 Vienna

Phone +43 1 26 06 90
Fax +43 1 26 06 93 03

Caution regarding hotel booking

We have been alerted to the fact that companies going by the names EHS Exhibitor Housing Services and EHM Exhibitor Housing Management are making telephone calls to conference participants. They are claiming that they are “from the congress organizers” and that they have a special hotel deal or that something is wrong with your hotel booking for EGU2016. Please ignore these calls (and/or emails) and do not provide them with your credit card details. Mondial Congress & Events is the only official housing agency for EGU2016. If you are unsure about the status of your booking, please contact Mondial.

Rules of conduct

  • Smoking is prohibited in the entire congress centre except in the areas designated for smokers.
  • It is prohibited to copy any presentation from the desktops in the lecture rooms.
  • Please switch off any mobile phones in the lecture rooms.
  • It is prohibited to take photos of any scientific material at the conference.
  • Please follow our social media guidelines when reporting about the conference.
  • Professional and respectful conduct of all attendees is expected. Bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.

Official language

The official language of the General Assembly 2016 is English. Simultaneous interpretation is not provided. It is therefore expected that authors are able to present their research more or less fluently in the English language.

Official opening hours

Conference centre

The official opening hours of the congress centre are:



Sunday, 17 April 2016


Monday–Friday, 18–22 April 2016


EGU Information desk

The EGU Information desk is located on the Yellow Level 0 (ground floor) in the main entrance hall. The opening hours are:



Sunday, 17 April 2016


Monday–Thursday, 18–21 April 2016


Friday, 22 April 2016


Multi-faith prayer room

The multi-faith prayer room is situated on the Yellow Level 0 – ground floor with rooms numbers 0.47/48 (Foyer E). It is available from 07:30–19:30. The purpose of this facility is to allow people of all faiths, religions, and spirituality to have a sanctuary to retreat to. However, it is important to note that the users of this facility will be from many culturally diverse backgrounds and some basic guidelines should be followed when using the prayer room. Please read the following guidelines carefully and take care to be aware of the religious sensibilities of others, which may be very different to your own.

  • The multi-faith prayer room should be considered a quiet space so all mobile phones to be switched off upon entry.
  • Please remove your shoes and leave in the shoe rack.
  • Please do not place any notices in this space.
  • Do not light candles or any incense in this room.


The organizers cannot accept liability for personal accident, loss or damage to private property, which may be incurred as a result of the participation in the EGU General Assembly 2016. Participants are, therefore, advised to arrange appropriate insurance cover. This should extend not only to travel but also to cancellation costs.