Earth and Space Science Informatics

Strengthening Early Career Scientists (ECS) in EGU ESSI

Strengthening Early Career Scientists (ECS) in EGU ESSI

The number of presentations from ECS in the ESSI sessions has been low during recent EGU General Assemblies. We are hence currently trying to get greater involvement and recognition for the ECS in the ESSI Division.

How to get involved as ECS in the ESSI division?

Join the ESSI ECS mailing list

We have a dedicated ESSI ECS mailing list that can be used for discussion between the ESSI ECSs. It is also used for announcements, such as dedicated meetings at the GA 2018.

Submit an abstract to an ESSI session

As mentioned above, we aim to have more ECS presenters in the ESSI sessions. The call for papers has just been published and contributions from ECSs are welcomed and encouraged. A description of how to submit an abstract is available here.

Apply for travel grants

ECSs can also apply for travel grants. Detailed information on travel grants is given here.

Become a mentor

Have you already been at previous EGU GAs? Then you can volunteer as a mentor for ECS who are attending the GA for the first time. Alternatively, if it will be your first EGU why not sign up as a mentee and gain some insider knowledge on how to get the best out of the General Assembly as well as building your network of contacts.


Do you have some news on your own research and/or on topics relevant for other ESSI ECSs? You are welcome to contribute with your own posts to the EGU ESSI blog. If you’re interested please contact us directly.

Online Meetings

We are planning to organize online meetings for ESSI ECSs. These meetings are used to get to know each other and to discuss questions and answers. The online meetings are announced on the ESSI ECS mailing list.

General information

General information and background material for ECSs is available on the general EGU ECS website.

Questions? Ideas?

If you are having ideas for the ESSI ECS community or are having any questions, feel free to use the mailing list or contact us directly.

This guest post was contributed by a scientist, student or a professional in the Earth, planetary or space sciences. The EGU blogs welcome guest contributions, so if you've got a great idea for a post or fancy trying your hand at science communication, please contact the blog editor or the EGU Communications Officer to pitch your idea.

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