IMPORTANT NOTICE: EGU has cancelled the physical General Assembly in Vienna and will instead host EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online (#shareEGU20), a week-long series of online activities to help minimize the impact of COVID-19 on scientific research and collaboration. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

The General Assembly 2020 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 3–8 May 2020. The assembly is open to the scientists of all nations.

The entire congress centre is fully accessible by wheelchairs. Vienna visitors with special needs can find helpful guidelines at:

General contact

General information, registration,
and submission of abstracts
Copernicus Meetings
Bahnhofsallee 1e
37081 Göttingen
Phone +49 551 90 03 39 20
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 the EGU General Assembly 2020. 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 the EGU General Assembly 2020. If you are unsure about the status of your booking, please contact Mondial.

Official language

The official language of the General Assembly 2020 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 conference centre are:

Day Time
Sunday 12:00–21:00
Monday 07:30–20:00
Tuesday–Friday 08:00–20:00


The opening hours are:

Day Time
Sunday 12:00–20:00
Monday 07:30–18:00
Tuesday–Thursday 08:00–18:00
Friday 08:00–12:00

EGU Information

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

Day Time
Sunday 12:00–20:00
Monday 07:30–19:00
Tuesday–Thursday 08:00–19:00
Friday 08:00–17:00

Multi-faith prayer rooms

The multi-faith prayer rooms are situated on the Yellow Level 0 – ground floor with rooms numbers 0.65/66 (at the right hand side of the EGU Lounge). They are available from 08:00–19:30. 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 rooms. 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 rooms 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 2020. Participants are, therefore, advised to arrange appropriate insurance cover. This should extend not only to travel but also to cancellation costs.