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Announcing the winners of the EGU Photo Contest 2015!

Announcing the winners of the EGU Photo Contest 2015!

The selection committee received over 200 photos for this year’s EGU Photo Contest, covering fields across the geosciences. Participants have been voting for their favourites throughout the week  and there are three clear winners. Congratulations to  – 2015’s fantastic photographers!   On the occasion of the International Year of Soils, the judges also awarded an honourable mention to the bes ...[Read More]

GeoLog

At the Assembly: Friday highlights

At the Assembly: Friday highlights

The conference is coming to a close and there’s still an abundance of great sessions to attend! Here’s our guide to getting the most out of the conference on its final day. Boost this information with features from EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly – pick up a paper copy at the ACV entrance or download it here. Be sure to attend today’s Jean Dominique Cassini Medal Lecture by ...[Read More]

GeoLog

In Vienna for the weekend? Here’s a taste of what’s on offer…

In Vienna for the weekend? Here’s a taste of what’s on offer…

The General Assembly is coming to an end, with only one full day left to go. Many of the participants will make their way home over the weekend, but if you’ve chosen to stay on for a little longer, then this list of cultural activities and things to do in Vienna might just be the ticket! Electric Spring Festival 2015 A fantastic, free, open-air music festival is taking place in Vienna’s Muse ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoTalk: Explosive testing with Greg Valentine

GeoTalk: Explosive testing with Greg Valentine

Following his session at the EGU General Assembly, Greg Valentine (Buffalo University) spoke to Sara Mynott about how he creates model volcanoes, specifically maar-diatremes, and blows them up to better understand what goes on in an eruption… So what is a maar-diatreme? A diatreme is a vent-like structure, mostly made up of broken up bedrock and magma. Initially, you have a dyke that channels magm ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

EGU15 Photos: Natural Hazards Demonstrations Short Course

EGU15 Photos: Natural Hazards Demonstrations Short Course

These photographs were taking during the European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, at a short course on Natural Hazard Teaching Demonstrations (Photo Credits: Bruce D. Malamud, Faith Taylor, Joel Gill):     In the coming weeks we will start collating photographed examples of teaching demonstrations with teaching guidlines in captions. We hope to use the EGU Imaggeo Site ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

EGU15 Session Overview: Putting Geoethics at the Heart of Geoscience

EGU15 Session Overview: Putting Geoethics at the Heart of Geoscience

This week we’re reporting live from the European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna. Yesterday afternoon was the turn of the Geoethics session, which has become something of a regular feature in my EGU diary over the past four years. Organised by the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG), the session began by looking at ‘Geoethics at the Heart of Geosc ...[Read More]

GeoLog

At the Assembly: Thursday highlights

At the Assembly: Thursday highlights

Welcome to the fourth day of General Assembly excitement! Once again the day is packed with great events for you to attend and here are just some of the sessions on offer. You can find out more about what’s on in EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly – grab a copy on your way in or download it here. The first Union-wide session of the day focuses on geophysics and resilience and ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Head on over to the EGU Booth!

Head on over to the EGU Booth!

You can find the EGU Booth in Hall X on the Blue Level. This is the place to come if you’d like to meet members of EGU Council and Committees (Meet EGU) and find out more about EGU activities. Here you can discover the EGU’s 17 open access journals, browse the EGU blogs (GeoLog, the EGU Blog Network and the EGU Division Blogs), catch up on the conference Twitter feed, and more! We will also be giv ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Findings from NASA’s Dawn Mission shed new light on Ceres

Findings from NASA’s Dawn Mission shed new light on Ceres

Scientists working on NASA’s Dawn mission revealed new findings from the spacecraft at EGU’s General Assembly. This blog post is brought to you by Nikita Marwaha, reporting on the press conference in Vienna, Austria. The very first press conference of the 2015 General Assembly this year took a closer look at the surface of Ceres. Scientists working on NASA’s Dawn Mission shared new results from th ...[Read More]