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; GeoRoundUp: a monthly roundup column bringing you the best of the Earth and planetary sciences from around the web; GeoEd, a series dedicated to education in the geosciences and GeoPolicy, a monthly column edited by the EGU Policy Fellow, which aims to inform on European policy and the scientists contributing to the policy process.
Guest and opinion posts also have a place on the blog, though please note that any opinions expressed in by-lined posts reflect the personal opinion of the author, whose views may differ from those of the EGU.
This blog is run by the EGU Communications Officer Laura Roberts Artal, overseen by the EGU Media and Communications Manager Bárbara Ferreira. If you’d like to write a post, please contact Laura.
EGU, the European Geosciences Union, 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 was established in September 2002 as a merger of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and the European Union of Geosciences (EUG), and has headquarters in Munich, Germany.
It is a non-profit international union of scientists with over 12,500 members from all over the world. Membership is open to individuals who are professionally engaged in or associated with geosciences and planetary and space sciences and related studies, including students and retired seniors.
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 change, and renewable energies.