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GeoTalk: Gillian D’Souza reflects on her time as EGU’s Media Relations Manager

Gillian D'Souza. Credit: Caitrin Pilkington at EGU23.

Gillian D’Souza is the European Geosciences Union’s outgoing Media Relations Manager. During her time at EGU Gillian deftly handled the Union’s media interaction and made strides in developing how the Union works with journalists. With Gillian now leaving EGU, we asked her to reflect on her time working for the Union at the science-media interface.   Hello Gillian. During your time at E ...[Read More]

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GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during February!

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during February!

Each month we feature specific Divisions of EGU and during the monthly GeoRoundup we put the journals that publish science from those Divisions at the top of the Highlights roundup. For February, the Divisions we are featuring are: Natural Hazards (NH) and Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Paleontology (SSP). They are served by the journals: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS), Solid E ...[Read More]

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GeoTalk: meet Sinelethu Hashibi, a geologist translating geoscience for isiXhosa-speaking communities!

GeoTalk: meet Sinelethu Hashibi, a geologist translating geoscience for isiXhosa-speaking communities!

Hello Sinelethu! Thank you for joining this edition of GeoTalk. Could you introduce yourself and your background? Thank you for inviting me! I am Sinelethu Hashibi, from the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Currently, I am working on my PhD in mantle geochemistry at the University of Cape Town. I am particularly interested in the chemical and thermal structure of the lithospheric mantle, and how that ...[Read More]

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Congratulations to the winners of the best EGU blogs of 2023!

Congratulations to the winners of the best EGU blogs of 2023!

If you’re a regular reader of the EGU blogs, you may notice a certain annual tradition of ours: we like to celebrate the contribution of our science writers and bloggers over the year gone by. And 2023 was no exception of course; we had a number of inspiring and thought-provoking blog posts published across the EGU’s official blog GeoLog and division blogs. Thank you to each one of you for your ti ...[Read More]

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AI-based tools in scientific publishing: to what extent can we rely on them?

AI-based tools in scientific publishing: to what extent can we rely on them?

Academic publishing has considerably evolved in response to technological developments. Current discussions revolve around the rise of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools or Large Language Models (LLM). They exceed the capabilities of simple spelling and grammar checkers or translation software and their use in the publication process has several implications that need to be considered. ...[Read More]

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GeoPolicy: Fluvial geomorphology and its potential for policy impact

GeoPolicy: Fluvial geomorphology and its potential for policy impact

In this month’s GeoPolicy blog post, Dr Grace Skirrow outlines how researchers can share their expertise with environmental regulators to have policy impact and the role that fluvial geomorphology can play in policy decisions. Fluvial Geomorphology and why it is relevant for policymakers Fluvial Geomorphology (“fluvial”, derived from the Latin “fluvialis”, meaning “of the river”) is the study of l ...[Read More]

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Bringing scientists and teachers together for the Cape Town GIFT workshop

Bringing scientists and teachers together for the Cape Town GIFT workshop

Many teachers follow path writ by a particular diction, which reads “lifelong learning”. There is no other way, actually, to keep track of all of these fast changing issues and challenges of today’s world, which, in many ways, touch geoscientific topics (climate change, food security, geopolitics, to name but a few). Consequently many teachers are eager to learn from science as much as they can in ...[Read More]

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GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during January!

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during January!

Each month we feature specific Divisions of EGU and during the monthly GeoRoundup we put the journals that publish science from those Divisions at the top of the Highlights roundup. For January, the Divisions we are featuring are: Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology (GMPV) and Tectonic and Structural Geology (TS). They are served by the journals: Solid Earth (SE) and Geoscientific ...[Read More]