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EGU GA 2020

Celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Marie Tharp: Seafloor mapping and ocean plate tectonics

Celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Marie Tharp: Seafloor mapping and ocean plate tectonics

The seafloor mapping pioneered by Marie Tharp, an American geologist and cartographer, though originally underappreciated, ended up playing a key role in the acceptance of the theory of plate tectonics. This week the EGU is highlighting Tharp’s groundbreaking contributions by hosting both a press conference and a session in her honour at the Union’s virtual annual meeting, Sharing Geoscience Onlin ...[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]

#shareEGU20: Rhyme your research!!

#shareEGU20: Rhyme your research!!

On Monday 4th May, we hosted an online webinar for #shareEGU20 in which we invited participants to collaborate in writing geoscience poetry together. ‘Rhyme Your Research’ is a long-running short course at the EGU General Assembly, but this year marked our first foray into the digital environment.     Over the course of an hour, 136 participants got together to draw pictures of each othe ...[Read More]

#shareEGU20: meet the Virtual Press Assistants!

#shareEGU20: meet the Virtual Press Assistants!

This year, as you know, EGU’s annual meeting is taking place online, which means that there is even more to communicate to our members than usual! So we recruited three Virtual Press Assistants in order to help the communications team out. These amazing volunteers include two master’s students from Switzerland: Laura Endres and Bjorn Bauhofer, as well as Margot Courtillat, who just earned her doct ...[Read More]