About the EGU blogs
Welcome to the EGU blogs! This is the home of the Union’s official blog, GeoLog, as well as our blog network and the EGU scientific divisions blogs, all of which share the latest in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences! The aim of this project is to offer blogging researchers an online platform to share their insights with other scientists and, importantly, to distil 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. Division blogs bring readers the latest from EGU’s scientific divisions.
GeoLog is the official blog of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). It regularly brings readers information about the Union and its activities, particularly its General Assembly. Regular features include Imaggeo on Mondays, a weekly highlight of a photo from the EGU’s open-access image repository, Imaggeo; the Geosciences Column, which covers recent research in the Earth, planetary and space sciences, GeoTalk, a short Q&A with a geoscientist, and GeoEd, a series dedicated to education in the geosciences.
About the network blogs
Geology for Global Development, by Joel Gill and Rosalie Tostevin
Geology for Global Development (GfGD) is a UK-based organisation, founded by Joel Gill, working to support young geologists to make an effective contribution to international development. Through this blog we’ll be sharing articles, discussions, photographs and news about our work – all relating to the application of geology to the fight against global poverty. Many of the blogs we publish are written by guest authors, allowing young geoscientists from around the world to have their say. Do get in touch if you’d like to contribute.
GeoSphere, by Matt Herod
The term geosphere is an all-encompassing word that incorporates just about every aspect of the Earth sciences. This means that topics ranging from geophysics to geochemistry to geobiology are part of the geosphere. The blog Geosphere honours its namesake by covering any and every topic in the geosciences. The principal goal of Geosphere and its author, Matt Herod, is to make science clear for anyone that should stumble in and enhance awareness of the geosphere for all. Matt is a PhD 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 characterising 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. Matt tweets as @GeoHerod.
Four Degrees, by Flo Bullough and Marion Ferrat
Four Degrees explores issues in environmental geoscience published in the scientific literature, discussed in the political chamber and found in the media, and examines policy themes from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Flo Bullough and Marion Ferrat discuss four degrees of geoscience: environmental geochemistry, climate change, policy and sustainability; and bring together ideas and concepts from these fields at the interface between science and society.
VolcanicDegassing, by David Pyle
The blog mainly about volcanoes and volcanic activity. Some of the posts relate to David’s own field work, or are related to ongoing projects in Latin America, the Caribbean, Ethiopia and Europe. Other posts relate to historical or contemporary descriptions or other representations of volcanic activity.
Would you like to know more about the network and how to join it?
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 Communications Officer Laura Roberts Artal.
About the division blogs
The blog of the Atmospheric Sciences (AS) Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). This blog serves as a platform for the atmospheric science community to share news, events, and activities, as well as updates on the latest research being undertaken in atmospheric science. Everybody is invited to contribute to the blog and submit posts to the editor Dasaraden Mauree.
The blog of the EGU Biogeosciences (BG) Division is coordinated by Jasper Bloemen, Rachael Moore and Diana Ochoa. In the blog, you will find mainly early career scientists bloggers writing about the latest research on all aspects of the interaction between life and the geo‐, hydro‐, and atmosphere. If you want to contribute to this blog, please get in touch with the editor, Jasper Bloemen.
Climate: Past, Present and Future
The blog of the EGU Climate: Past, Present and Future (CL) Division is run by Jennifer Stanford, Julie Durcan and Jesse Davenport. It cover all aspects of the ocean-climate-atmospheric systems, encompassing multiple, over-lapping and complementary disciplines, from the state of the current climate to modelled predictions of future climatic scenarios, and the reconstruction of past climatic change.
The blog of the EGU Cryosphere (CR) Division is coordinated by Nana B. Karlsson. The aim of the blog is to get you, the reader, excited about all things related to ice, whether it be the tiniest ice crystals, snow drifts, beautiful mountain glaciers or the vast polar ice sheets. Here, the latest fieldwork programmes, research projects or scientific results will be showcased by bloggers from the cryospheric community. Would you like to write a blog entry about your research? Please get in touch with the editor, Nanna B. Karlsson.
Energy, Resources and the Environment
The blog of the Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE) Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). The main goal of the division Energy, Resources & the Environment (ERE) is to be a leading forum on discussions regarding the provision of adequate and reliable supplies of affordable energy and other resources, in environmentally sustainable ways. The blog is run by Sian Loveless and Suzanne Hangx. Those wishing to contribute to the ERE blog can submit a post here.
The blog of the EGU Geodesy (G) Division is coordinated by Roelof Rietbroek, young scientist representative of the division, cooperating closely with the geodesy division president and deputy presidents. The blog serves to keep you posted on current research, news from the division and interesting geodesy-related topics in general. It will also give room to feature young (early-career) scientists and their science.
The blog of the EGU Geomorphology (GM) Division is coordinated by Jan Blöthe and Sabine Kraushaar. This blog serves as a platform for the geomorphology community to share news, events, and activities, as well as updates on the latest research being undertaken in geomorphology. Everybody is invited to contribute to the blog and submit posts to the Jan and Sabine.
The blog of the EGU Seismology (SM) Division is coordinated by Matthew Agius. It serves as a platform for the seismology community to share news, events, and activities, as well as updates on the latest research. It is especially dedicated to the EGU young seismologists.
Soil System Science
The blog of the EGU Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division is coordinated by Antonio Jordán. The SSS Division coordinates the scientific programme on soil sciences and actively contributes with the other EGU divisions by promoting scientific interchange and dissemination of activity carried out by members.
The opinions expressed in the network and division 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 17 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 12,000 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.