About the EGU blog network
Welcome to the EGU network of Earth, planetary, and space sciences blogs! The aim of this project is to offer blogging researchers an online platform to share their insights with other scientists and, importantly, to distill complex and often misunderstood concepts so they are easier to understand for the general public. Furthermore, these blogs, chosen as examples of quality science writing by competent scientists, will hopefully inspire more researchers to share their work with the EGU’s online followers and regular visitors of GeoLog, the Union’s official blog.
While the Union has an European focus, the EGU is happy to host bloggers based all over the world and working within any related discipline. If you’d like to know more about the network, including how to join, please email the EGU Media and Communications Officer Bárbara Ferreira.
About the network blogs
In addition to GeoLog, written by EGU staff, the network’s first blogs are:
Geology for Global Development, by Joel Gill
Geology for Global Development’s blog is a series of articles, discussions, photos and links – all relating to the application of geoscience to international development. Geology for Global Development (GfGD) recognises the significant contribution good geoscience can make fighting poverty and improving lives across the world. The blog aims to discuss, promote and broaden understanding of this contribution, whilst working to support young geoscientists in the growth of appropriate skills and knowledge in order that they make a positive, effective, and greater contribution to development throughout their careers. Find out more at www.gfgd.org.
Green Tea and Velociraptors, by Jon Tennant
Palaeontologists have a unique position among scientists in unravelling the mystery of lost ancient worlds. Communicating this science is essential to maintain the fascination that captivates people of all ages. Jon is currently undertaking a PhD in vertebrate macroevolution in London, and co-hosts a podcast series called Palaeocast. Tweets as @protohedgehog.
GeoSphere, by Matt Herod
Matt Herod is a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. His research focuses on the environmental geochemistry of iodine and the radioactive isotope iodine-129. His work involves characterizing a 129I baseline in the Canadian Arctic and applying this to the transport and sources of 129I to remote regions as well as to long term radioactive waste disposal. His project includes both field work in the Yukon Territory and lab work back home. Matt blogs about any topic in geology that interests him, which is nearly everything, and attempts to make these topics understandable to everyone. Tweets as @GeoHerod.
The opinions expressed in the network blogs, as well as in guest posts published in GeoLog, are those of the authors, whose views may differ from those of the European Geosciences Union.
About the EGU
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is Europe’s premier geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. It is a non-profit interdisciplinary learned association of scientists founded in 2002. The EGU has a current portfolio of 15 diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open-access format, and organises a number of topical meetings, and education and outreach activities. Its annual General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 11,000 scientists from all over the world. The meeting’s sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, energy and resources.