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Introducing the new EGU Bloggers!

Since it started, the EGU Blog Network has had great coverage of geochemistry, palaeontology and geoscience in global development, but what about the other fields in the geosciences? Well, over the past couple of months we’ve been seeking out some fantastic Earth science bloggers who are keen to share their knowledge, experiences and the latest research in their fields with you.

They’ve put together six super geoscience blogs covering mineralogy, climate change and volcanology as well as the atmospheric, Quaternary and soil sciences. Like the other network blogs, their aim is to put complex scientific research into context, sharing findings beyond the usual suspects to open science up to a much wider audience.

So, without further ado, welcome to:

Four-Degrees-profile-updateFour Degrees – a climate blog by Flo Bullough and Marion Ferrat

Flo and Marion will discuss issues in environmental geoscience from the scientific literature, political chamber and the media, putting research into a policy framework and taking a look at current problems from an inter-disciplinary perspective.

Geology Jenga - profile (square)Geology Jenga – a Quaternary science blog by Laura Roberts and Daniel Schillereff

Focussing on science from the Quaternary period Laura and Daniel will share snippets from their own research disciplines to provide a more holistic understanding of landscape evolution.

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Polluting the Internet – an atmospheric science blog by Will Morgan

Will is polluting the internet with excellent science, and will explore all aspects of air pollution and atmospheric science, focussing on what the impact of aerosols, both natural and man-made, is on atmospheric processes.

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An Atom’s-Eye View of the Planet – a mineralogy blog by Simon Redfern

Simon, an esteemed professor and science communicator, explores how the solid Earth responds to changing temperature, pressure and chemistry. Wondering what minerals are up to? He will explain mineral processes from the biosphere to the deepest inner core.

between a rock and a hard place - profile (square)Between a Rock and a Hard Place – a volcanology blog by Elspeth Robertson and Charly Stamper

Look out for some explosive action on this one as volcanologists Charly and Elspeth bring you the latest in volcanological research and share their experiences during their first footholds in academia.

G-Soil - profileG-Soil – a soil science blog coordinated by Antonio Jordán and the G-Soil team

The EGU’s own Soil System Sciences Division have put together a great blog that brings soil science into the public eye, detailing the latest research in the field and highlighting the importance of soils to both people and the environment.

We hope you look forward to reading them – we certainly do!

You can follow the blogs using the hashtag #EGUblogs on twitter and keep up to date with the EGU bloggers using this Twitter list.

Fancy joining the EGU Blog Network?

The time has come to expand the EGU blog network! We currently feature blogs in palaeontology (Green Tea and Velociraptors), international development (Geology for Global Development) and geochemistry (GeoSphere) – we love them, but it simply isn’t enough. With so much great geoscience out there, we’d love to hear from more fields within the Earth, planetary and space sciences!

The aim of the network is to share accurate information about geoscientific research in a language understandable not only to fellow scientists but also to the broader public. You, as an expert in your own area, are in a better position than we are to share recent development in your area of research.

The benefits: apart from your site gaining exposure by having its posts listed on the front page of the EGU website, we will also share highlights of your work on our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+) and advertise the blog network at our General Assembly, which has over 11,000 attendees.

If you’d like your blog to be considered for our network, fill out this form. Please note that only blogs in English will be considered.

Feel free to contact the EGU Communications Officer Sara Mynott if you have any questions. In the meantime – happy blogging!