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Young Scientist Events at the EGU General Assembly

Are you going to the EGU General Assembly in Vienna next week? Check out these events for young scientists (YS). Short courses The idea behind the young scientist short courses is to give an insight into a certain area and/or the applications/uses/pitfalls in and around the topic. There are a lot of very interesting courses at this year’s meeting. I would like to highlight two short courses in par ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

EGU General Assembly 2015 – Events and Schedule

EGU General Assembly 2015 – Events and Schedule

Next week I’ll be heading to Vienna for the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (12-17th April). This annual gathering of thousands of geoscientists from all over the world, has been a regular feature of my research calendar since 2012 and a great opportunity for GfGD to talk with experts from around Europe and beyond. This year I’ll be based in the Press Office, combining rese ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Glaciers on Mars

Glaciers on Mars

“I did not know that there is water on Mars!” This a sentence I hear surprisingly often when I talk about glaciers on Mars. In fact, it has been known for some time that water exists in the form of ice and water vapour on the planet. For example, water ice layers several kilometres thick cover the Martian poles, and the ground close to the Polar Regions has permafrost patterns very similar to what ...[Read More]

GeoLog

The Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Awards at EGU 2015

The Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Awards at EGU 2015

Every year at the General Assembly hundreds of students present their research at the conference with a lot of time and effort going into preparing these presentations. With the aim to further improve the overall quality of poster presentations and more importantly, to encourage young scientists to present their work in the form of a poster, the OSP Awards were born. The OSP awards are presented a ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays: Mirror Image

Imaggeo on Mondays: Mirror Image

This week’s Imaggeo on Mondays image is brought to you by Fabien Darrouzet, who visited the icy landscapes of Svalbard back in 2012. Whilst the aim of his trip was not to better understand the geology of the landscapes, his eyes were very much focused on goings on up, up in the sky, it didn’t stop him taking this still of the snow covered peaks. This picture was taken in Svalbard (78° lat.) in Jun ...[Read More]

GeoLog

What’s on for young scientists at the Assembly in 2015?

What’s on for young scientists at the Assembly in 2015?

This year, there’s a great line-up of young scientist (YS) sessions at the General Assembly. Not only that, but there are opportunities to meet those that represent you in the Union, get to know other young scientists in your field, and make the most of both the scientific and social sides of the conference… First up for young scientists is the icebreaker event on the Sunday before the meeting, wh ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoCinema at the 2015 General Assembly

GeoCinema at the 2015 General Assembly

GeoCinema is the home of geoscience films at the EGU General Assembly. This year features 36 fantastic films from across the geosciences, so you can step into some soil science, dive into deep ocean investigations, catch a glimpse of climate change research and more! GeoCinema runs almost continuously throughout the conference, with short films, documentaries and feature length productions playing ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

Back to Basics – Geology and International Development (Part 1/4)

Back to Basics – Geology and International Development (Part 1/4)

How can an understanding of geology support and strengthen international development?  #1 – Through the provision of clean water, dignified safe sanitation and hygiene training (WASH). The expert knowledge of hydrogeologists is essential if effective, sustainable projects are to be completed. Effective and sustainable WASH projects can improve education, health, income generation, the qualit ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Union-wide events at EGU 2015

Union-wide events at EGU 2015

Wondering what to expect at our General Assembly this year? Here are some of the highlights: Great Debates (GDB) This year we’re holding not one, not two, but four Great Debates! The topics covered this year are varied, from: The impact on global geoscience of accelerating Asian research, through to a debate about Open Access publishing, via discussing global freshwater use and water security and ...[Read More]

GeoLog

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]

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