EGU’s Blog of the Year competition is back! Vote now for your favourite Division blog post of 2021

EGU’s Blog of the Year competition is back! Vote now for your favourite Division blog post of 2021

In yet another year that saw uncertainty and change, one thing has remained a positive constant: the impressive and insightful blog posts published regularly across the EGU’s official blog, GeoLog, and division blogs.


The EGU Division bloggers in particular have been hard at work producing new informative, fun and interesting blog posts for our members both inside their Division, and across EGU as a whole! The Division’s outreach teams also expanded – with many blog teams bringing in new writers and editors, as well as people to help manage social media. If you are interested in getting involved too, get in touch with your Division blog editors, or email:



EGU Best Blog Post of 2021 Competition

To celebrate the excellent display of science writing across the network and division blogs, we are back again with this year’s EGU blogs competition!

We’ve asked our blog editors to put forth their favourite post of the year in the running to be crowned the best of the EGU blogs.  From now until 20th January 2022, we invite you, the EGU Blogs readers, to vote for your favourite post of 2021.


How to vote for your favourite blog:

Take a look at the poll below with the shortlisted posts, click on the titles to read each post in full, and cast your vote for the one you think deserves the accolade of best post of 2021. The post with the most votes by will be crowned the winner of the public vote. EGU blog editors and staff will also choose their favourites; the post with the most votes from this group will be deemed the winner of the panel vote.



The shortlists:

From mountains to caves: How I found my research niche (CL)

Geodesists on Tour: GPS measurements on Antarctica (G)

The road to successful scientific writing for early-career scientists (NH)

What can we do to improve gender diversity in the workplace? (AS)

Getting to the core of The Core (GD)

When carbon emissions break nature: icebergs and their feedback to climate change (NP)


It’s getting hot in here: Ancient microbes in thawing permafrost (CR)

Features from the Field: Shear Zones and Mylonites (TS)

Connecting the Networks for a better Understanding of the Ocean (OS)

GMPV for Sustainable Development – Geohazards and Volcanic Monitoring (GMPV)


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If the embedded poll isn’t working for you, please vote here:

Get involved

Are you a budding science writer, or want to try your hand at science communication? All the EGU blogs,  GeoLog (the official EGU blog), and all the division blogs, welcome guest contributions from scientists, students and professionals in the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

It couldn’t be easier to get involved. Decide what you’d like to write about, find the blog that is the best fit for your post and contact the blog editor – you can find all editor details on the individual blog pages. If in doubt, you can submit your idea for a post via the Submit a Post page on GeoLog, or email the EGU Media and Communications Officer, who can help with initial enquiries and introduce you to individual blog editors.

Don’t forget to a look at the blog pages for a flavour of the content you can expect from the new, and existing, blogs in 2021. The blogs are also a great place to learn about new opportunities, exciting fields of research and keep up to date with news relating to the upcoming 2022 General Assembly, taking place from April 3-8, 2022!



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Gillian D’Souza is Media and Communications Officer of the European Geosciences Union. She oversees the Union's blog writing, press interactions and external communication. She has been a science writer on various subjects including health and the environment for close to a decade, and has an M.Sc. in Food Microbiology and Biochemistry from Mumbai, India.


  1. Not sure if my case is rare, but when I click on the poll, it disappears. I have to refresh the page to see the poll properly. This takes place on both Ubuntu and Windows.

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      Hi there! Yes it is a product of our data protection and usage guidelines that means you have to accept the plugin for the poll through wordpress (the blog platform) so once you have accepted the poll window you need to refresh the page, then you should be fine. However, if you are still having difficulties we have added a direct link to the poll just beneath it that shouldn’t have any problems. Thanks!


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