“State of the ECS”: What to do in 2022?

“State of the ECS”: What to do in 2022?

Hello all, Matthew here wishing you a very Happy New Year!

A new year provides an opportunity for a fresh start, a chance to reflect on the past and look to the future. I don’t know about you, but 2021 was a rather mixed bag for me, with strict lockdowns gradually fading into freedoms (and back again…). 2022 still holds many uncertainties, but I do hope that as a community we can come together again and do some more science!

In today’s State of the ECS report, the team provides some brief thoughts on the year ahead and what they are looking forward to. I personally hope to finally get out to Alaska (the location of my project) after many years of delays, and to do some more science musical performances! What will you be hoping to do in 2022?




Happy new year! 2022, what will it bring us? I have some exciting things planned for the year, but will they actually happen? Will they be cancelled or changed to an online event instead? This is an insecurity that has followed us all through 2021 and will continue to do so entering 2022.

I signed up for a workshop in the snow of Sudelfeld and of course to EGU22, but it remains uncertain if I will be flying to Germany and Austria in the spring or if I will, instead, be locked behind my computer at home for these events. This uncertainty makes it hard to plan the year the way we are used to and asks us to be flexible. Although after two years we got used to this insecurity it still makes me uneasy and restless. But lets start the year with a positive vibe and say our plans will happen and see you all in Vienna at EGU22!



New year, new job!

As of the first of January, I am starting a new PostDoc position at UCL. Of course, I am sad to leave my previous position, which I could never fully exploit since most of my first PostDoc primarily happened at home.

I am looking forward to a new office, new colleagues, and new challenges. So many “news” are coming up! Therefore stay tuned for the next state of the ECS, when I will report how the first month went down!





Since last year the festive season almost entirely came to an halt, this year some celebration with close family or friends was possible and justified, at least in my opinion. After not seeing some people for the better part of 2 years it felt great sharing some in-person time together. I personally am starting enthusiastic into this new year of opportunities, encounters and unique moments! Although there will be some tough spots related to the PhD thesis or others, as always.




Hey all, Angel here!

Happy new year everyone! Wish you all a good start into the new year. For me, well, I didn’t have the best end of 2021 or start of 2022, but I still have hope into my 4th year of my PhD and something to look forward to: I am planning to attend EGU22 IN PERSON (Corona permitting), so hope to see you all there!

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu

We are a team coming from mixed places with various interests: Janneke does her DPhil in DIAS, Dublin and is the Seismology ECS point of contact. Javier joint recently from Chile and is doing his DPhil in DGF, Universidad de Chile. Eric is finishing up his DPhil in Vienna, Austria and takes care of our Twitter account. Michaela is doing her DPhil in ETH, Swiss. Maria is doing her first PostDoc in DIAS, Dublin and since recently she is the editor-in-chief for the blog. Nienke hangs around in the University of Cambridge, UK and Walid is starting a PostDoc in Washington University in St Louis, US.

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