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Imaggeo on Mondays: Drumlins Clew Bay

Imaggeo on Mondays: Drumlins Clew Bay

During ice ages landscapes are sculpted by the power of advancing glaciers. From rock scratches, to changing mountains and the formation of corries, cirques and aretes, through to the formation of valleys and fjords, the effects of past glaciations are evident across the northern hemisphere landscape. Perhaps not so familiar, drumlin fields are also vestiges of the erosive power of ancient ice she ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoEd: Lessons from the EGU 2014 GIFT Workshop

GeoEd: Lessons from the EGU 2014 GIFT Workshop

Today’s GeoEd post is brought to you by Susan Tate, an 8th grade teacher from Michigan in the USA. Susan attended the GIFT workshop held during the General Assembly last year.  The GIFT programme offers primary school to high school teachers the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge in geophysical themes and to shorten the time between new discoveries and textbook information. After three d ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Communicate your Science Video Competition finalists: time to get voting!

Communicate your Science Video Competition finalists: time to get voting!

For the second year in a row we’re running the EGU Communicate Your Science Video Competition – the aim being for young scientists to communicate their research in a short, sweet and public-friendly video. Our judges have now selected 3 fantastic finalists from the excellent entries we received this year and it’s time to find the best geoscience communication clip! The shortlisted videos will be o ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Looking for a job in the geosciences? Visit the job spot at EGU 2015

Looking for a job in the geosciences? Visit the job spot at EGU 2015

The General Assembly can be an excellent source of information for those looking for jobs or doctoral positions. The Job Spot, is located in the EGU and Friends area, next to the EGU Booth (Hall X, Blue Level) has a searching station linked to the EGU jobs portal, so you can find the latest vacancies and who’s providing them. Check the session programme and see if they’re here too – what better pl ...[Read More]

GeoLog

EGU 2015: Get the Assembly mobile app!

EGU 2015: Get the Assembly mobile app!

The EGU 2015 mobile app is now available for iPhones and Android smartphones. To download it, you can scan the QR code available at the General Assembly website or go directly to http://app.egu2015.eu on your mobile device. You will be directed to the version of the EGU 2015 app for your particular smartphone, which you can download for free. Once you open the app, the dashboard will show you four ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

HFA2: Some take home messages from Sendai…

HFA2: Some take home messages from Sendai…

Clare Sweeney is the latest recruit to the GfGD Blog team – focusing her columns on all things related to geohazards and disaster risk reduction. Clare is a recent graduate of Bristol University’s Masters Programme in Volcanology, through which she spent time in both Guatemala and Japan. Today Clare reflects on the recent World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction. Here are her thoug ...[Read More]

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Seismology

Afraid to present? Practice your talk at EGU

Afraid to present? Practice your talk at EGU

Many young scientists fear the worst during their presentation showdown. A special session is being held to give young speakers of Oral or PICO presentation to have one more chance to practice their talk, at the EGU complex itself! The session: Oral presentation feedback round is not only meant for people to practice their talk but also to gain feedback on how to improve their talk. The participat ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays: Escullos

Imaggeo on Mondays: Escullos

This picture shows a Quaternary aeolianite fossil dune at the Escullos beach, in the Nature Reserve of Cabo de Gata (Almeria, Spain). Originally a soft accumulation of sand grains, shaped by the wind into large mounds and ridges, the dunes eventually turn into rock. As the sediments compact under their own pressure and expel any moisture and fluids retained within them, they become lithified and b ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

World Water Day 2015

World Water Day 2015

Today is World Water Day, with a special focus on water and sustainable development.  Water is a fundamental human need, used for drinking, washing, cooking and sanitation. Yet it is estimated that nearly 800 million people lack access to clean water. More people on the planet own mobile phones than have access to flushing toilets. In the past I’ve seen many places where people have to colle ...[Read More]

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Seismology

EGU 2015 short course: Seismology for non-seismologists

The flyer promoting the EGU short course: Seismology for non-seismologists.

Do you have difficulty in understanding results inferred from seismological studies? A dedicated short course directed towards non-seismologists, with a particular focus for young scientists (graduate students and postdocs), is being held during this year’s EGU general assembly The main goal of the course is to provide an introduction into the concepts and methods in seismology and how they ...[Read More]