The EGU’s Education Committee (EC) helps to bring science to educators, from higher education funding grants and coordinating training programmes to bringing teachers to Vienna to participate in the annual GIFT (Geoscience Information For Teachers) workshop and meet with scientists at the EGU General Assembly. In this article, six of the volunteer committee members reflect on what it’s ...[Read More]
GeoTalk: meet David Fernández-Blanco, your new Union-level Early Career Scientist Representative!
Hello David. Thank you for agreeing to this interview! To break ground, could you tell our readers about yourself and your career background? Hi Simon. It’s my pleasure, thank you for inviting me. Well, I’m a Spanish “tectonicist” and I’ve been lucky to work in great institutions all over Europe; Amsterdam, Paris, Zürich, London, and Barcelona, where I live now… ...[Read More]
Imaggeo On Monday: Vanished glaciers of the past
No glaciers remained in the High Tatras since the last glaciation, but beautiful glacially carved landscapes and a multitude of small glacial lakes. This one, Zamrznuté pleso (2045 a.s.l.) is at one of the beautiful hike trails in the eastern part of the Tatras, the path through Poľský hrebeň and to the summit Východná Vysoká (2429 a.s.l.). Photo and caption by Petronela Ševčíková, shared o ...[Read More]
Support inclusive geosciences by taking this workplace survey today!
By Andrea L. Popp, Anouk Beniest, Anita Di Chiara, Derya Gürer, Elenora van Rijsingen, Mengze Li and Simone Pieber. The geoscience community has long been recognized as one of the least diverse scientific fields. However, the extent to which this homogeneity affects workplace climate, particularly for under-represented groups, remains unclear (Berhe et al., 2022; Popp et al., 2019). Documented ins ...[Read More]
Seaweed: an unlikely but promising food solution in nuclear winter?
A few weeks ago, at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly EGU23, a group of researchers from different disciplines briefed the media about the impact of war on the oceans, sands, and people. Among them, Florian Ulrich Jehn’s presentation stood out for its rather unlikely proposition: that seaweed appeared to be a promising candidate as a resilient food solution in nuclear winter. I ...[Read More]
Imaggeo On Monday: Landmannalaugar – Iceland’s geoscience wonder
Landmannalaugar is a unique and beautiful area in Iceland, nestled in the highlands of the country. It is known for its stunning scenery, including green-covered mountains, vast lava fields, and natural hot springs. This area served as the end destination of my hiking adventure where I crossed Iceland from north to south, and it’s easy to see why. Aside from its natural beauty, Landma ...[Read More]
The geological period that no one talks about: menstruation in the field
Try typing the phrase ‘period in geosciences’ into Google. You’ll get something like ‘divisions of geological time’, and how we divide ancient earth time into eras, periods and epochs. We learn about this in the first year and again in every subsequent year of geological training. We are both geochronologists, so this is a topic we are deeply familiar with. But we are also both women. To us, and e ...[Read More]
Caring for those who care: Reflections from academics at EGU23
Probably all of us academics have someone outside the office for whom we care, with whom we want to spend our time, and for whom we spend some of our earned money. This time and money shared with people that we care about can become a significant factor that impacts our academic work and even careers. When this is the case, we need to acknowledge to ourselves that we need help, ask for help, and h ...[Read More]
Honest observations about EGU23 poster designs: from geophysicist and graphic designer Fabio Crameri
Science tells us: more is more, and less is less. As geoscientists, we therefore intuitively conceive paragraphs of text as a lot of information, and a generous selection of colours as strongly eye-catching. But text-filled, rainbow-coloured poster presentations communicate neither effectively nor in an accessible manner. After working for months or even years on a geoscience project, we have a lo ...[Read More]
GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during April!
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 April as we celebrated the General Assembly we are not highlighting any specific Division, so this month our GeoRoundup Journals will be alphabetical! All highlights for April! Atmospheric Chemistry a ...[Read More]