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Olivia Trani

Olivia Trani

Olivia Trani is the Communications Officer at the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the management of the Union's social media presence and the EGU blogs, where she writes regularly for the EGU's official blog, GeoLog. She is also the point of contact for early career scientists (ECS) at the EGU Office. Olivia has a MS in Science Journalism from Boston University and her work has appeared on WBUR-FM, Inside Science News Service, and the American Geophysical Union. Olivia tweets at @oliviatrani.

The road to a greener General Assembly

The road to a greener General Assembly

Each spring thousands of geoscientists from more than 100 countries make their way to Vienna for the EGU General Assembly. Major conferences like this offer researchers many opportunities to advance their careers: from gaining research inspiration and learning new skills to sharing ideas and networking with peers. But participant travel to and within Vienna, plus their accommodation, food and drin ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Mount Bromo – volcanic deity

Imaggeo on Mondays: Mount Bromo – volcanic deity

Featured in this photo, rising out from a sea of violet fog at dawn, is one of Indonesia’s most iconic volcanoes, Mount Bromo. The mountain is a large volcanic crater, also known as a caldera, which formed when an ancient cone volcano collapsed in the late Pleistocene and early Holocene epochs, between 126,000 and 8,300 years ago. The current structure stands at 2,392 metres in the eastern region ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Journey to Bolivia’s Laguna Negra

Imaggeo on Mondays: Journey to Bolivia’s Laguna Negra

This week’s featured photo showcases one of the most geologically diverse landscapes of South America: the Altiplano, the high plateau of the Andes. This plateau covers roughly 200,000 square kilometres in central South America, stretching from southern Peru to northern Argentina. The high-elevation plain sits between the eastern and western chains of the Central Andes and is home to a myriad of n ...[Read More]

Giving everyone a voice: EGU President on promoting diversity and inclusion at scientific meetings

Giving everyone a voice: EGU President on promoting diversity and inclusion at scientific meetings

Conferences offer scientists the opportunity to share ideas, collaborate with peers, expand their networks and gain inspiration and fresh perspectives from other researchers and cutting-edge topics. These meetings bring scientists from around the world together for the purpose of advancing science, addressing societal and environmental challenges and strengthening the scientific community. However ...[Read More]