Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Your favourite conference is here, and it is already day number 2!

Your favourite conference is here, and it is already day number 2!

Tuesday, 24-05

GMPV folk, what did you think of the opening day of EGU GA 22? Exciting talks? Did you stopped by any of the ECS events or short-courses? After a kicking start yesterday evening, today session 9.4 continues in room D2 with plenty more on volcanic processes. There are several highlight talks that you should not dare to miss in the morning, and many more incredible talks. See which below:

At 08h39* Társilo Girona and co-authors are going to tell us about low-temperature thermal unrest and deformation at active volcanoes, having looked at Domuyo and Taal calderas in detail to discuss processes that govern the inter-eruptive dynamics of volcanic calderas.

To Etna lovers (raise your hand if you consider yourself one!), Morelia Urlaub and co-workers will address flank instability through seafloor deformation monitoring at 09:24. Definitely worth stopping by to watch.

But the highlights of the day continue! If you are more into African volcanoes, we recommend you to stop by at 10:53, when Delphine Smittarello et al. will talk about diking at Nyiragongo volcano and the interplay of dike emplacement and a pre-existing fracture network using ground and remote sensing data. But if you really want to know how fast dykes ascend, you can show up a bit earlier and check out the presentation by Timothy Davis at 10:36.

Session 9.4 will continue briefly after lunch and until 14:50 with plenty more early-career scientist talks on multiple volcanic systems, so volcanic aficionados, stay connected! And do not forget a round of applause to the conveners that worked very hard to bring this programme together.

Improvised modelling of volcanos by Tatiana Matveeva (distributed via –

Every since the pandemics, EGU has worked hard to continue bringing people together to discuss their recent scientific developments and to support early career scientists in their networking activities. At 13:20 you have the opportunity to follow a Union Symposia panel on “The future of (geo)scientific conferences” in room E1. The session has two time-blocks, where presenters will speak first, followed by Q&A, and then a discussion will follow. You can participate, so make sure you save some time to join the room. Later on, you can also attend a very interesting Union Symposia at 17:00 about  “Scientific neo-colonialism: what is it and why should you care”. If this title impresses you in any way, you should definitely go. The organisers will introduce you to “parachute Science” and how this affects low-income countries and their researchers.

For onsite attendees, make sure to check out the pop-up networking event list. I will highlight two events for today: the Under-Represented European Countries in the Geosciences Networking Event at 12:00 (Location, Networking room in the red level and also virtual room) and the Seismica Meet and Greet at 16:00 (Location: Networking room; red level) to learn more about this new journal and how they are trying to make a difference in fair publishing.

If you are generally feeling overwhelmed about work and life and not feeling like your head is in the right place to follow up loads of talks, why not stopping by the Mind your Head: mental health and the academic working environment short course organised by Anita Di Chiara, Andrea Regina Biedermann, Rebekka Steffen and Selina Kiefer? Researchers from all career stages and disciplines are welcomed and the organisers promise to stimulate dialogue and provide some information on mental health issues in Academia, with panellists who will share their experiences. Find them in Room 2.85/86 between 08:30 and 10:00. There are so many other very interesting short courses tomorrow that the best thing is actually to go check them yourself, and pick your favourite out of that very long list! It could very well be a Geology 101 on The (his)tory of rocks!

Enjoy your day and remember, the GA is only once a year, and it is SO good!

*all times are CEST

I am a postdoctoral researcher, working on improving petrogeochemical tools using accessory minerals such as titanite and rutile. I am interested to develop tools that allow us to assess metamorphic conditions from detrital minerals and improve our understanding on the evolution of crustal geothermal gradients through time. I love books. I love nature. I love Earth Sciences.

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