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Geology for Global Development

HFA2: Some take home messages from Sendai…

HFA2: Some take home messages from Sendai…

Clare Sweeney is the latest recruit to the GfGD Blog team – focusing her columns on all things related to geohazards and disaster risk reduction. Clare is a recent graduate of Bristol University’s Masters Programme in Volcanology, through which she spent time in both Guatemala and Japan. Today Clare reflects on the recent World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction. Here are her thoug ...[Read More]

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Seismology

Afraid to present? Practice your talk at EGU

Afraid to present? Practice your talk at EGU

Many young scientists fear the worst during their presentation showdown. A special session is being held to give young speakers of Oral or PICO presentation to have one more chance to practice their talk, at the EGU complex itself! The session: Oral presentation feedback round is not only meant for people to practice their talk but also to gain feedback on how to improve their talk. The participat ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays: Escullos

Imaggeo on Mondays: Escullos

This picture shows a Quaternary aeolianite fossil dune at the Escullos beach, in the Nature Reserve of Cabo de Gata (Almeria, Spain). Originally a soft accumulation of sand grains, shaped by the wind into large mounds and ridges, the dunes eventually turn into rock. As the sediments compact under their own pressure and expel any moisture and fluids retained within them, they become lithified and b ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

World Water Day 2015

World Water Day 2015

Today is World Water Day, with a special focus on water and sustainable development.  Water is a fundamental human need, used for drinking, washing, cooking and sanitation. Yet it is estimated that nearly 800 million people lack access to clean water. More people on the planet own mobile phones than have access to flushing toilets. In the past I’ve seen many places where people have to colle ...[Read More]

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Seismology

EGU 2015 short course: Seismology for non-seismologists

The flyer promoting the EGU short course: Seismology for non-seismologists.

Do you have difficulty in understanding results inferred from seismological studies? A dedicated short course directed towards non-seismologists, with a particular focus for young scientists (graduate students and postdocs), is being held during this year’s EGU general assembly The main goal of the course is to provide an introduction into the concepts and methods in seismology and how they ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Short courses at EGU 2015

Short courses at EGU 2015

This year there are more short courses than ever to choose from at the General Assembly. You can supercharge your scientific skills, broaden your base in science communication and pick up tips on how to boost your career – be it in academia or outside. Here’s a small selection of what’s in store at EGU 2015: Supercharge your science – new techniques and dealing with data Short course on soil mappi ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Presenting at the Assembly: A quick ‘how to’ from the EGU

Presenting at the Assembly: A quick ‘how to’ from the EGU

The schedule is out, presentation slots have been assigned and it’s time to start thinking about putting yours together. Whether you have an oral, poster or PICO slot, we have a suite of simple guidelines to get you ready for the conference! Orals The guidelines for oral presentations are online. All oral presentations should have the dimensions 4:3 and last about 12 minutes, with 3 minutes for qu ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

High-tech science, old-school ship – Anne-Katrine Faber and Malte Winther

High-tech science, old-school ship – Anne-Katrine Faber and Malte Winther

Last summer we got the chance to participate in an incredible Arctic expedition. The mission was clear and yet unclear at the same time: Bring your fanciest laser technology on a wooden schooner. Then cross the Atlantic and sail to the fjords of southern Green land and conduct science throughout the journey. During most of our expedition, our “scientific lab” contained icebergs, glaciers and beaut ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays: Retreating Glacier

Imaggeo on Mondays: Retreating Glacier

The Svalbard archipelago is considered to be one of the best places to study the geological history of the Earth because its rocks represent every geological period. This image shows a view from the peak of Fugleberget (569 m a. s. l.; 77º 00’ N, 15º 30’ E) on the south-western coast of the island of Spitsbergen. Glaciation of this geologically diverse area gave rise to a variety of geomorphic fea ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

EGU15: Natural Hazards Education, Communications and Science-Policy-Practice Interface

EGU15: Natural Hazards Education, Communications and Science-Policy-Practice Interface

As we approach the EGU General Assembly (12-17th April 2015), we share one particular session of interest with you – focusing on natural hazards education, communications and the interface between science-policy-practice. Please share this image with anybody who may be interested, and submit your ideas/topics/questions for our discussion session online here.