The past 12 months have seen an impressive 160 posts published on the EGU’s official blog, GeoLog. It regularly highlights recent research in the Earth, planetary and space sciences, interviews members of our geoscience community, and brings readers information about the Union and its activities, particularly its General Assembly. This month’s GeoRoundUp will highlight some of the most popular stories published on the blog this year!
“Bárbara has been an integral part of the EGU since September 2011. She’ll soon be starting an exciting opportunity at the European Southern Observatory, but before she goes, we’ve asked her to reflect on some of her most memorable times with EGU.”
“The EGU strongly supports the unique ability that the ERC currently has to respond directly and independently to the needs of the scientific community.”
“Discussing the challenges you face in your research among your peers may help you to find the core of the problem, a path to the solution, or even other ECS that face similar problems and may become your fellows in the search for an answer.”
“In this blog post, the organisers of the 6th Galileo Conference “Perturbations of earth surface dynamics caused by extreme events” reflect on a week of insightful presentations and discussions on rare and catastrophic events.”
“While many don’t consider words like flood, river and groundwater to be very technical terms, also known as jargon, water scientists and the general public can actually have pretty different definitions.”
“I received lots of great advice before I went, but also found out things when I was there that I wish I had known in advance. So here is my list of do’s and dont’s for attending your first General Assembly.”
“These mini-volcanoes are unusual because they are ‘rootless’ meaning, unlike most volcanoes, they are not fed from the underground. To make them even stranger, they erupted only once and as part of the same event.”
“We’ve compiled a few of the ways the EGU is working to make your conference experience more environmentally friendly, and how you can help.”
“We tend to think of glaciers as spotless pristine settings. But ‘if plastic is everywhere, why not on the surface of glaciers?’ This occurred to Roberto Sergio Azzoni, a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of Milan in Italy, who decided to find the answer to this question for himself.”
“While the fate of the Iron Throne is yet to be confirmed, a humble steward has been working diligently to make some sense of the planet’s peculiar climate. The results could help scholars assess when future winters will be coming or how wind patterns may influence where eastern attacks on Westeros from invading dragons and ships would occur.”
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