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EGU15 Opinion: Space Science and International Development

EGU15 Opinion: Space Science and International Development

Evidence for water on Mars is growing, with new research presented at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly demonstrating novel ways we can evaluate the presence of groundwater and surface water on Mars by looking at key geomorphic features and using Earth and laboratory analogues. Also at the General Assembly, the latest results from the landing of Philae on Comet 67P//Churyumov–G ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Geocomplexity and scales: new worlds or scaling?

Geocomplexity and scales: new worlds or scaling?

To celebrate this year’s General Assembly theme – A voyage through scales – Shaun Lovejoy, President of the Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences Division (NP), takes us on a tour of how scaling might change our view in a range of Earth science topics: from clouds through to geological surfaces. When van Leeuwenhoek peered through the first microscope, he was amazed at the new world ...[Read More]

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Geomorphology

Geomorphic contributions in an age of extremes

According to some Republicans in the US, Earth Sciences cannot be regarded as one of the ‘pure sciences’, or hard science. Is Earth Sciences simply Rocks for Jocks, or do the earth sciences actually encompass some fundamental work here? Suggestions have been made that NASA should steer its focus away from Earth Sciences and more onto space exploration and research. If NASA complies, it ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Introducing the new EGU young scientist representatives at Union level

Introducing the new EGU young scientist representatives at Union level

While each of the division young scientist representatives gather feedback from young scientists in their fields, the Union-level representative gathers information from each of the division reps and takes it to the EGU’s Programme Committee – the group responsible for organising the EGU’s annual General Assembly – and, from this year onwards, to the EGU Council as well. Following a two-year term, ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

EGU15 Feature: Equipping to Educate, Educating for Empowerment

Education empowers communities and enables effective accountability between individuals, scientists, government, business and the charity sector. Geo-education is no exception, and while natural hazards education is only one area of this, it demonstrates well the importance of knowledge exchange. In this first blog, from the EGU Press Office, I explore this theme further, reflecting on the role of ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Young Scientist Events at the EGU General Assembly

Are you going to the EGU General Assembly in Vienna next week? Check out these events for young scientists (YS). Short courses The idea behind the young scientist short courses is to give an insight into a certain area and/or the applications/uses/pitfalls in and around the topic. There are a lot of very interesting courses at this year’s meeting. I would like to highlight two short courses in par ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

EGU General Assembly 2015 – Events and Schedule

EGU General Assembly 2015 – Events and Schedule

Next week I’ll be heading to Vienna for the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (12-17th April). This annual gathering of thousands of geoscientists from all over the world, has been a regular feature of my research calendar since 2012 and a great opportunity for GfGD to talk with experts from around Europe and beyond. This year I’ll be based in the Press Office, combining rese ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Glaciers on Mars

Glaciers on Mars

“I did not know that there is water on Mars!” This a sentence I hear surprisingly often when I talk about glaciers on Mars. In fact, it has been known for some time that water exists in the form of ice and water vapour on the planet. For example, water ice layers several kilometres thick cover the Martian poles, and the ground close to the Polar Regions has permafrost patterns very similar to what ...[Read More]

GeoLog

The Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Awards at EGU 2015

The Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Awards at EGU 2015

Every year at the General Assembly hundreds of students present their research at the conference with a lot of time and effort going into preparing these presentations. With the aim to further improve the overall quality of poster presentations and more importantly, to encourage young scientists to present their work in the form of a poster, the OSP Awards were born. The OSP awards are presented a ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays: Mirror Image

Imaggeo on Mondays: Mirror Image

This week’s Imaggeo on Mondays image is brought to you by Fabien Darrouzet, who visited the icy landscapes of Svalbard back in 2012. Whilst the aim of his trip was not to better understand the geology of the landscapes, his eyes were very much focused on goings on up, up in the sky, it didn’t stop him taking this still of the snow covered peaks. This picture was taken in Svalbard (78° lat.) in Jun ...[Read More]