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GeoPolicy: When policymakers misuse science

GeoPolicy: When policymakers misuse science

Most of the EGU’s GeoPolicy blog posts focus on overarching topics that I believe will be useful for the majority of scientists who read them. I see myself as a facilitator who connects scientists and policymakers, providing impartial information to promote more effective knowledge exchange and subsequently evidence-informed policies. This month’s GeoPolicy post however, takes a differ ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Geotalk: Meet Meriel Bittner, the Ocean Science Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative

Geotalk: Meet Meriel Bittner, the Ocean Science Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative

Hello Meriel, thank you for speaking with us today! Could you introduce yourself? My name is Meriel Bittner and I am the Early Career Scientist Representative for the Ocean Sciences (OS) Division of EGU. Currently, I am a PhD fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Originally from Germany, I did my Bachelor and Master at the University of Vienna in Austria, hence I have attended multiple general a ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo On Monday: Studying shell morphodynamics to improve climate models

Imaggeo On Monday: Studying shell morphodynamics to improve climate models

Profile of a specimen of Arctica islandica, one of the longest lived marine bivalves known, undergoing a 3D scan. Their longevity is exploited for reconstruction of climate patterns in the North Atlantic. However, mathematical models of their morphodynamics are necessary to account for bias induced by their asymmetric growth (“morphodynamics” is the study of how an organisms’ gro ...[Read More]

GeoLog

So you want to make a podcast….

So you want to make a podcast….

Have you ever wanted to set up your own science podcast?  I have been running the Geology Bites podcast now for almost a year and I have often been asked what it takes to set up your own podcast. Here are some of my top tips on what’s involved, the challenges I faced, and how I overcame them. Choose your podcast topic. If there’s one essential step, it’s that you choose a topic you’re fascinated b ...[Read More]

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Biogeosciences

World Ocean Day 2021!

World Ocean Day 2021!

Today (8th June) marks World Ocean Day, celebrated annually since 1992 World Ocean Day is a chance to celebrate the 71% of our planet covered by the Ocean and reflect on the actions we need to take to preserve this vital part of our Earth System. Each year, World Ocean Day has a different theme, this year the focus is on Life and Livelihoods, seeking to represent the interconnections between the O ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo On Monday: Catch the wave hitting on the rocks

Imaggeo On Monday: Catch the wave hitting on the rocks

A wave is caught on camera when it hits the rocks on Tung Ping Chau, an offshore island in the northeastern corner of Hong Kong. Tung Ping Chau is unique island in Hong Kong that is mainly made up of sedimentary rock. Weathering and erosion have great impacts on forming the current landscape and geologic features such as wave-cut platforms and sea cliffs on Tung Ping Chau.   Description by An ...[Read More]

GeoLog

EGU Teacher-Scientist Pairing Scheme: supporting geoscience education in schools

EGU Teacher-Scientist Pairing Scheme: supporting geoscience education in schools

For the vEGU21 General Assembly, the EGU Education & Outreach Committees tried something new. They connected school teacher, Hélder Pereira, with seismologist, Susana Custódio, to create and teach a lesson plan on a topic relevant to Hélder’s classroom curriculum: the origin of the South American volcanic gaps. The lesson was live streamed online from Hélder’s class in Algarve, Por ...[Read More]

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Climate: Past, Present & Future

Life of a Climate Scientist presents Venugopal (Venu) Reddy Thandlam

Life of a Climate Scientist presents Venugopal (Venu) Reddy Thandlam

About the blog series: Life of a Climate scientist Life of a Climate Scientist is a new blog series started by the EGU Climate Division. The main focus of this series is to provide a platform for climate scientists to tell their stories of life in research. We will be covering a wide-range of subjects, from their scientific endeavors and maintaining work-life balance to challenges they have faced ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

Introducing the new blog team!

Introducing the new blog team!

Another year, another blog team! This time we have a lot of diverse roles (editors, topical editors, Sassy Scientist columnists, and illustrators!) and a lot of diverse people. Whoopee! So here is the lovely blog team of 2021 – 2022, ready to start blogging from next week onwards! If you are interested in joining yourself or want to reach out to any of the blog team, don’t hesitate to ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo On Monday: Water Force

Imaggeo On Monday: Water Force

A force is a push or pull upon an object resulting from the object’s interaction with another object. This image shows the most magnificent force in nature; water, interacting with an inclined rock formation, with a backdrop of the magnificent landscapes of Canada.   Description by Daniela Lobianco, after the description on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access ...[Read More]