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An ocean emergency is upon us. Can the world reverse ocean decline?

An ocean emergency is upon us. Can the world reverse ocean decline?

“The ocean is not too big to fail, nor is it too big to fix, but it is too important to ignore.” Last week, Dr Jane Lubchenco voiced a thought we’ve all had at some point: that the ocean is so vast and bountiful, it is almost inconceivable that people could impact it. And yet… Speaking to more than 20 Heads of State and Government, and an audience of thousands of policymakers, ocean scientists, bu ...[Read More]

The most-read EGU journal articles in 2021!

The most-read EGU journal articles in 2021!

This year EGU published more than 3,375 peer-reviewed articles in our 19 Open Access journals. Upon learning about this impressive number of articles, we wondered: which of these were the most popular? You can find out in the following list of the most-read article for each EGU journal. From rainfall-runoff prediction, tipping points and open source hazard mapping, to the use of language around fr ...[Read More]

What if a tsunami’s magnetic field could predict the height of the wave?

What if a tsunami’s magnetic field could predict the height of the wave?

It’s been well established that tsunamis generate magnetic fields as they move seawater (which is conductive unlike freshwater) through the Earth’s magnetic field. Although researchers previously predicted that the tsunami’s magnetic field would arrive before a change in sea level, they lacked the means to simultaneously measure magnetics and sea level to confirm this phenomenon. Now, a new study ...[Read More]

GeoTalk: Meet Meriel Bittner, the Ocean Science Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative

GeoTalk: Meet Meriel Bittner, the Ocean Science Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative

Hello Meriel, thank you for speaking with us today! Could you introduce yourself? My name is Meriel Bittner and I am the Early Career Scientist Representative for the Ocean Sciences (OS) Division of EGU. Currently, I am a PhD fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Originally from Germany, I did my Bachelor and Master at the University of Vienna in Austria, hence I have attended multiple general a ...[Read More]