Call for nominations: R.A. Bagnold medal and Outstanding Early-Career Scientist Award

Today I would like to draw your attention to the EGU Awards and Medals programme of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for the year 2016, which is now open for nominations. The Geomorphology Division awards the Ralph Alger Bagnold medal to individuals in recognition of their outstanding scientific contribution to the study of geomorphology:

The Division also awards an Outstanding Early-Career Scientist (formerly “Young Scientist”) award to recognise remarkable scientific achievements in the field of geomorphology by an early-career scientist.The ultimate deadline for nomination submission is 15 June, 2015. Please see:

The awards and medals will be presented at the EGU General Assembly 2016 in Vienna. Nominations for all the medals and awards are to be submitted by using the online form:

Before submitting a nomination please check at the web page if the nomination package satisfies the EGU requirements:

Please consider submitting a nomination to the R.A. Bagnold medal and/or the Geomorphology Division Outstanding Early-Career Scientist award. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

– Peter van der Beek, University of Grenoble, President of the EGU Geomorphology Division –

6th Young Geomorphologists’ Day in Cagliari/ Sardinia

6th Young Geomorphologists’ Day in Cagliari/ Sardinia

The Italian Young Geomorphologists represented by Irene Bollati and Francesca Vergari invite you to join their event in September 2015.

We are happy to announce the 6th Young Geomorphologists’ Day that will be held in Cagliari (Sardinia,  Italy) on 29th September 2015. The Event is specifically dedicated to young geomorphologists’, for sharing results of their scientific researches. Any contribution in the field of geomorphology are welcomed. A special session will be dedicated to badlands geomorphology.

The conference fieldtrip will bring you to discover the granitic landscapes of Sardinia! All the info are included in the flyer downloadable below and on the event website where you can download also the abstract form and where you can register too (

For any question don’t hesitate to contact us at 6th.ygday.2015@gmail.comWe are waiting for your contributions.

See you in Cagliari!

– Irene Bollati, University degli Studi in Milan

& Francesca Vergari, University “La Sapienza” in Rome –

Presentation and data of EGU2015 workshop available online

Presentation and data of EGU2015 workshop available online

Wolfgang Schwanghart from the Universtiy of Potsdam gave an excellent workshop on how to analyse your DEM with Matlab at the EGU last week. He posted some information for you in case of interest.

Session GM11.3 of this year’s EGU hosted a workshop on TopoToolbox and bedrock river profile analysis. In case you were unable to attend the
meeting or the session, but are interested in this topic, you may want
to download the presentation and data on:

At the same time you may want to comment here on future topics in geomorphometry that could be workshop theme at the EGU General Assembly in 2016.

– Wolfgang Schwanghart, University Potsdam – 

Geomorphic contributions in an age of extremes

Come and learn about Geomorphology’s role in understanding, predicting and managing landscapes in extreme storms and floods at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 11 May 2015. Eminent geomorphology professors from across the globe will be presenting. An invitation by Dr. Larissa Naylor from the University of Glasgow and Dr. Tom Spencer from the University of Cambridge.

One day International conference on Stormy Geomorphology

Storm at the coast. Credit: Sally Smith.

Storm at the coast. Credit: Sally Smith.

Extreme storms and floods are increasing in frequency and intensity across much of the globe. Geomorphology has much to contribute to help understand, measure, predict and manage the landscape and human effects of extreme events. Global state-of-the-art understanding of geomorphic contributions to extreme events will be presented at a one-day conference in London on 11 May 2015.

Eminent invited speakers from across the globe will be presenting, including Professor Frank Magilligan, Professor Jacky Croke, Professor Stuart Lane, Professor Mark Macklin, Professor Steve Darby and Dr. Richard Whitehouse. The event will provide academic and end-user perspectives on the critical role geomorphology can play in managing the landscape-scale impacts of extreme events, and their consequences for human lives and livelihoods. Registration is still open and places are limited, please see: for more details. The event is co-sponsored by the British Society for Geomorphology, The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Wiley. We look forward to seeing some of you at this meeting. #stormygeomorph

This is event is one of two activities organised by the Fixed Term Working Group (FTWG) on ‘Stormy Geomorphology’ being sponsored by the British Society for Geomorphology. The second activity is an invited special issue of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. For further details about the FTWG see:

– Dr. Larissa Naylor, University of Glasgow –