GeoQ, the EGU newsletter issue number 9

GeoQ-09-1GeoQ, the EGU newsletter, has this month issued its ninth edition. GeoQ is a quarterly newsletter of the European Geosciences Union and it is published online. This issue is themed “The Face of the Earth” to match this year’s theme of the EGU General Assembly. More information about the focus of this year’s GA theme is explained by Günter Blöschl and Gert-Jan Reichart , the EGU President and EGU 2014 Programme Committee Chair, respectively: “The theme intends to enhance coherence between disciplines and provide conference participants with a stronger community feeling. It also reflects the fact that the most thrilling research questions are becoming more interdisciplinary“.

This month’s edition focuses on five sub-topics at the EGU2014: Waters of the Earth, Life of the Earth, Atmosphere of the Earth, Rocks of the Earth and Space and the Earth.

Read the newsletter by downloading the interactive PDF.

The Young Earth Scientists Network

Are you looking to join a global network of earth scientists? The Young Earth Scientists Network (YES Network) is an association of earth-scientists who are primarily under the age of 35 years that represent geological organisations and companies from across the world. The network has been established quite recently, in 2007, and has been running annual meetings since then. Each meeting has been held in different countries such as China, USA, and Austria during the EGU.

The network main aim is that Earth sciences should meet the needs of society hence the motto “Earth Sciences for Society”.  YES works to provide young and early career earth scientists with information on how to obtain relevant skills and experiences, establish collaborative working relationships, and create global interdisciplinary networks. Thus, providing the tools young scientists will need to address some of society’s greatest challenges. Excited about the whole idea? You can join YES for free online:

This year, the YES Network are organising the 3rd World YES Congress, between the 11th – 16th August 2014. The congress will be held at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre-MJNICC in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in conjunction with the 25th Colloquium of African Geology.
For more information visit:
The deadline for session submission is 15th March 2014

EGU Seismology Division on Facebook

The Seismology Division within EGU has launched its Facebook page. The page is public and can be viewed without having a Facebook account. The scope of this page is for the Seismology Division to reach out further to its EGU members. The page will be used to share EGU related information, feature recent papers or discussions, and to share seismology-related news. EGU members who have a Facebook account are encouraged to subscribe to the page by pressing ‘like‘. Facebook users will thus get notifications of recent posts, and will be allowed to interact with the page.

The EGU Seismology Division Facebook page

The new EGU Seismology Division Facebook page. Login and press like

EGU Video Competition: Communicate Your Science

Try something different this EGU General Assembly. Take the challenge and communicate your research to a wider audience and through video! Young scientists pre-registered for the EGU General Assembly are invited to take part in the EGU’s first ever Communicate Your Science Video Competition. The aim is to produce a video up-to-three-minutes long to share your research with the general public. The winning entry will receive a free registration to the General Assembly in 2015. Your video can include scenes of you out in the field and explaining an outcrop, or at the lab bench showing how to work out water chemistry; entries can also include cartoons, animations, or music videos – you name it! As long as you’re explaining concepts in the Earth, planetary and space sciences in a language suitable for a general audience, you can be as creative as you like.

The aim is to produce a short and sweet (under 3 minutes) video to communicate your research with the general public. See this example video by Sam Illingworth, who represents young scientists on the Programme Committee of the General Assembly

For more information and guidelines for how to enter can be found on the EGU young scientists’ website

Send your video to Deadline is 21 March 2014. Good luck.