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Margot Courtillat

Margot Courtillat

Margot is one of the 2020 Virtual Press Assistants. Recently graduated with a doctoral degree in Paleoceanography from the University of Perpignan in Franc, Margot I specialises in microfossil (foraminifera) recognition and geochemistry (Nd and Sr isotopes). She is very interested in science communication through blogging.

Epic Journeys: New insights into wildlife and human migrations

Epic Journeys: New insights into wildlife and human migrations

Many wild animals make extraordinary long-distance journeys, whether by land, by air or even by sea. Ancestral, and even some modern, humans have likewise undertaken equally impressive odysseys across and between continents. In order to highlight these “epic journeys,” four different research projects were presented during an EGU press conference held on Wednesday. During the virtual presentations ...[Read More]

All at sea: UK women’s experiences of female leadership roles on ocean-going research vessels

All at sea: UK women’s experiences of female leadership roles on ocean-going research vessels

As I read the abstract of ‘Women in UK Ocean Science: Experiences of female leadership roles at sea’ by Katharine Hendry et al., it reminds me my own experience at sea! Indeed, more than one year ago, I had the chance to join the IODP Exp 379 in the Amundsen Sea (Antarctica) which was co-led by a woman, Julia Wellner from the University of Houston. It was her first IODP (International ...[Read More]

GEOtrivial Pursuit: a new way to teach, learn and share the Earth Sciences

GEOtrivial Pursuit: a new way to teach, learn and share the Earth Sciences

On Wednesday 6 May (6-8pm CEST), the now famous Geoscience Games Night is going to take place on YouTube as a live stream! So, this is the perfect moment to introduce a new scientific game which for many of you, is going to remind you of a game created in the late 70s in Quebec. Yes, I am talking about Trivial Pursuit! But instead of History, Entertainment and Sports questions, creators Valeria Mi ...[Read More]