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GeoLog is our new blog

This week, the European Geosciences Union is re-launching its blog with a new name, web address and design. Welcome to GeoLog!

As with our official twitter account (first @egu2010, recently changed from @egu2011 to @EuroGeosciences), the previous blogs, and, were initially created in association with the annual EGU General Assembly. Posts, mostly about the meeting, were more frequent at and around the time of the General Assembly. But we want the EGU blog to be constantly updated thoughout the year, something Jennifer started already in the 2011 version, and to have a fixed name: GeoLog.

GeoLog will bring news about the Union and its activities year-round, while keeping the regular posts about the General Assembly. Other posts include the weekly Imaggeo on Mondays, which highlights a picture from EGU’s open-access image repository, Imaggeo, and the monthly Geosciences column, featuring recent research in the earth, planetary and space sciences.

We have also imported all content of previous blogs into GeoLog so that readers can access all posts ever published on EGU blogs from this website. Please refer to the archives on the right-hand side for information published in previous years.

If you don’t want to miss out on the blog’s regular updates, please subscribe to it (RSS button on the top right of the header) or follow the EGU on twitter, facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

Logbook aboard the frigate Grand Turk (by JoJan, distributed by Wikimedia Commons)

Imaggeo on Mondays: Fog over Forest

Fog over Forest. Image by Konstantinos Kourtidis, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons License.

Fog sweeps over a pine forest in the early morning hours. The image was taken on a winter morning in February 2008. The photo was taken from the window of the photographer’s house in Xanthi, Greece. The fog is of the type of upslope fog or hill fog, which forms when winds blow air up a slope, cooling air as it rises, and causing the moisture in it to condense.

Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Every geoscientist who is an amateur photographer (but also other people) can submit their images to this repository. Being open access, it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Election deadline approaching: 1st December

Members of the European Geosciences Union are reminded that voting for the positions of President and General Secretary closes on 1 December 2011. Members will have received an email from the Executive Secretary on the 3 November with details and a unique, one time only voting token. All members of the EGU are encouraged to use their voting rights, which ensures continuation of the well-established bottom-up structure of our Union.

There are three candidates for President:
Günter Blöschl
Denis-Didier Rousseau
Hans Thybo

There is one candidate for General Secretary
Mioara Mandea

Submitting an abstract to EGU GA 2012

Writing Your Abstract

  • Abstracts should be short (300–500 words), clear, concise and written in English with correct spelling and good sentence structure.
  • Mathematical symbols and equations must be typed in, and metric symbols should be used. Figures and tables should not be included.
  • We recommend that the abstract is carefully compiled and thoroughly checked, in particular with regard to the list of authors, before submission in order to avoid last minute changes.
  • The submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation that it is actually presented at the meeting by the author or, at least, by one of the co-authors.

Submitting Your Abstract

  1. Use a text editor of your choice to compile your abstract: Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s) of author(s), and the Abstract Text;
  2. Browse through the Session Programme and select the session of your interest;
  3. Use the link “Abstract Submission” at the respective session;
  4. You are asked to login to the Copernicus Office Meeting Organizer. Use your account data or create a new account;
  5. Fill in the information about Title, Author(s), and Affiliation(s) of author(s);
  6. Choose between Plain Text, LaTeX or WORD content with regard to the Abstract Text;
  7. Copy-and-Paste your information into the form or download and use the WORD template;
  8. Check the generated PDF file of your edited and formatted abstract;
  9. If the conversion of your abstract fails please specify your problems when contacting Copernicus;
  10. In any case, please indicate your invoice details for the Abstract Processing Charge as well as your payment details;
  11. Submit your abstract. Your credit card will be checked and debited.

Authors may decide to submit their abstract with a preference either for a poster presentation or for an oral presentation. However, there is no guarantee that an oral preference can be realized.

First Author Rule: Regarding the oral preference, you are allowed as first author to submit either ONE regular abstract plus ONE abstract solicited by a convener, or TWO solicited abstracts. Each further abstract has to be submitted with a poster preference. If you submit to a session belonging to the programme group EOS, you are allowed as first author to submit ONE more abstract with an oral preference (THREE in total).

The Abstract Processing Charge

  • An Abstract Processing Charge (APC) of €40 gross must be paid for each abstract submission.
  • Abstracts are only processed and available for the session organization by conveners after the payment is completed. Please note that this is a processing charge and not a publishing fee.
  • APCs are not refundable in case of an abstract withdrawal, rejection or double submission. The charges collected cover the cost to process the abstracts whether or not one attends the meeting.
  • The APC does not register you for the EGU2012 General Assembly. Separate registration fees apply.
  • Solicited Speakers do not receive discounted APCs, registration fees, or travel reimbursement.

In case of any questions, please contact us.

This information can also be found on the EGU GA 2012 webpages.