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It’s Black in Marine Science Week!

It’s Black in Marine Science Week!

Earlier this summer, as a global society we were reminded; our societies are riddled with inequalities. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black people over minor infringements of the law if any, flooded our news feeds; Black people like myself were reminded of just how dangerous our world is. The remnants of slavery and Jim-Crow era segregation are still felt in t ...[Read More]

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GeoTalk: #BlackInTheMud panellists reflect on Black in Geoscience Week 2020

GeoTalk: #BlackInTheMud panellists reflect on Black in Geoscience Week 2020

After telling a personal and traumatizing field experience to my fellow colleagues of color, I found that we all had shared similar events! Shocked and outraged, I wanted to find a place to expose and highlight these events thus the #BlackInTheMud panel was created. This event was inspired by this picture. And it’s so funny because this photo has been used, until it’s almost like a stock photo on ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

#Black in Soil Science

#Black in Soil Science

Inspired by the recent #Black in Geoscience blog post on the EGU Geodynamics Division blog, we decided to highlight Black soil scientists in a separate blog post! As we already mentioned on Twitter, our Soil System Sciences Division Outreach team is busy thinking about what we can do about the lack of diversity, esp. for Black soil scientists in our scientific community. Specifically, how can we i ...[Read More]

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Geodynamics

#Black In Geoscience

#Black In Geoscience

The last few weeks have been filled with devastating news – harrowing stories about the police killing black people. Racial inequalities and discrimination go far beyond current events. In science in general, and in the geosciences in particular, little progress has been made regarding diversity over the past few decades. This is both the result of deep-seated institutional racism  (sometimes refe ...[Read More]

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There’s something for everyone at EGU24: Education, Outreach and Science Communication sessions

There’s something for everyone at EGU24: Education, Outreach and Science Communication sessions

Science is a bit like posting a letter – once you’ve written the letter it needs to be delivered to the right people and in the right way. At EGU24 attendees are invited to participate in the numerous and diverse selection of sessions which aim to improve how you deliver your research, how you understand the needs of different audiences – from policy-makers to school students – and whi ...[Read More]

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Hydrological Sciences

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) in Geoscience Miniseries – Part 1: Microcontrollers

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) in Geoscience Miniseries – Part 1: Microcontrollers

We geoscientists need all different kinds of data: soil moisture, water-levels, snow height, radiation, precipitation height and the list goes on. However, the devices we need to generate that data are often too expensive, not available or even don’t exist. Therefore, it’s sometimes necessary to build them yourself (like many geoscientists do – those who annually present their senors p ...[Read More]

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Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences

Bridging Mathematics and Climate Science: the AMS MRC programme for June-July 2024

Bridging Mathematics and Climate Science: the AMS MRC programme for June-July 2024

The American Mathematical Society’s Mathematics Research Communities (MRC) continues to be a beacon for early-career mathematicians seeking professional development. This esteemed program offers opportunities to hone collaborative research skills, cultivate networks within active research domains, and benefit from mentorship by leaders in the field. As part of the MRC initiative, the upcoming conf ...[Read More]

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Biogeosciences

EGU22 in the Spotlight: BG4 – Marine and Aquatic Biogeosciences

EGU22 in the Spotlight: BG4 – Marine and Aquatic Biogeosciences

The EGU22 is approaching soon – no matter whether you are attending in person or online, here are a few highlight sessions from the field of marine and aquatic biogeosciences. From controlled experiments to natural laboratories – scientists use a variety of methods to unravel ecosystem functional responses to environmental changes. The session “Experimental approaches in Marine Biogeosciences”, co ...[Read More]

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Natural Hazards

Breaking the glass ceiling in diversity, equity, and inclusion in geosciences

Breaking the glass ceiling in diversity, equity, and inclusion in geosciences

Despite many efforts around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), a noticeable disparity in geosciences still exists. To understand the root cause and steps we can take forward, it was my privilege to talk with Dr Kuheli Dutt, Assistant Dean for DEI at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Before MIT, Dr Dutt was an Assistant ...[Read More]

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Women in science: Inspiring and honest stories that call for support and change

Women in science: Inspiring and honest stories that call for support and change

Sometimes, a simple story in a book or movie lights a spark and makes a young person curious about science. These young minds grow up dreaming to be mathematicians, scientists, doctors, engineers, technologists, and astronauts. But the road to being a woman or girl in science is rarely an easy one – even today in 2022! Despite the collective awareness of and push to break gender barriers and dispa ...[Read More]