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Image of the Week: Under the Sea

Image of the Week: Under the Sea

Always wondered how it looks like under the sea ice? Getting an answer is simpler than you might think: Just go out to the front of McMurdo ice shelf in Antarctica and drill a tube into the sea ice. Then let people climb down and take pictures of the ice from below. More information: – Photo taken by Marcus Arnold, Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury during his November 2015, Antarc ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Geoscience hot topics – Part I: The Earth’s past and its origin

Geoscience hot topics – Part I: The Earth’s past and its origin

What are the most interesting, cutting-edge and compelling research topics within the scientific areas represented in the EGU divisions? Ground-breaking and innovative research features yearly at our annual General Assembly, but what are the overarching ideas and big research questions that still remain unanswered? We spoke to some of our division presidents and canvased their thoughts on what the ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Showcase your film at Geocinema at the 2016 General Assembly!

Showcase your film at Geocinema at the 2016 General Assembly!

Every year, we showcase a great selection of geoscience films at the EGU General Assembly and after six successful years we will again be running Geocinema in 2016. If you’ve shadowed a scientist in the lab, filmed fantastic spectacles in the field, or have produced an educational feature on the Earth, planetary or space sciences, we want to hear from you. Geocinema features short clips and longer ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays: Drilling a landslide

Imaggeo on Mondays: Drilling a landslide

That landslides are hazardous goes without saying; the risk posed by them will largely depend on where they occur and their exact characteristics, which makes understanding the mechanisms which trigger them, as well as predicting when they might happen, extremely difficult. Today’s Imaggeo on Mondays image, brought to you by Ekrem Canli, a PhD student at the University of Vienna, is an example of ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoPolicy: EGU sciences on debate at the European Parliament

GeoPolicy: EGU sciences on debate at the European Parliament

The adoption of legislation within the European Union (EU) is a complex process involving many steps. In my first blog post in this GeoPolicy series I highlighted an example of this process. Several draft legislation pieces are currently being assessed within the European Parliament (EP) and Council of Ministers (Council) that have been influenced by EGU-related science. This blog post summarises ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Sunshine, ice cores, buckets and ALE: Antarctic Fieldwork

Sunshine, ice cores, buckets and ALE: Antarctic Fieldwork

My Antarctic adventure started from Punta Arenas at the bottom of Chile, opposite Tierra del Fuego, on New Years Eve 2014 after a long journey from Heathrow via São Paulo and Santiago. Punta Arenas Punta Arenas is where Shackleton organised the rescue of his men from Elephant Island after his voyage to South Georgia in the James Caird. It is also where I met my PhD supervisors Chris Fogwill and Ch ...[Read More]

GeoLog

EGU2016: Applying for financial support to attend the General Assembly

EGU2016: Applying for financial support to attend the General Assembly

The EGU is committed to promoting the participation of both early career scientists and established researchers from low and middle income countries who wish to present their work at the EGU General Assembly. In order to encourage participation of scientists from both these groups, a limited amount of the overall budget of the EGU General Assembly is reserved to provide financial support to those ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

#EGU16 – Sessions of Interest

#EGU16 – Sessions of Interest

The EGU General Assembly 2016 takes place in Vienna between the 17-22 April 2016. Abstract submission is now open for their fantastic range of sessions, with support applications open until 1st December 2015. These offer financial support to early-career scientists and established scientists from low, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries. We’ve noted some sessions of immediate rele ...[Read More]

GeoLog

What is in your field rucksack? Take a peek in Zoe Mildon’s bag

What is in your field rucksack? Take a peek in Zoe Mildon’s bag

Inspired by a post on Lifehacker on what your average geologist carries in their rucksack/backpack, we’ve put together a few blog posts showcasing what a range of our EGU members carry in their bags whilst in the field! Of course, fieldwork in Northern Europe vs. research in Australia is very different, think only of the weather! The same is true if you’ve been embarked on research in the Ar ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays: Icy seasmoke

Imaggeo on Mondays: Icy seasmoke

Today’s Imaggeo on Mondays image captures the eerie mood at Halifax Harbour, in Nova Scotia, Canada, on a sunny early morning. “The photograph captures rather unusual seasmoke surrounding a local commuter ferry with a number of other naval vessels in the background”, explains Helmuth Thomas, Professor at Dalhousie University (Canada) who took the snap back in February this year. Seasmoke is rather ...[Read More]