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Seismology

Representing the Possible: Ortensia Amoroso

Representing the Possible: Ortensia Amoroso

Gender inequality blemishes Earth Sciences more than any other STEM fields [1]. In recent years, many studies have revealed that women hold fewer senior faculty positions than men [1, 2], are given lower ratings to identical abstracts submitted with male author names [3], and are less likely to be first authors of peer-reviewed publications [4]. Providing a collective voice to the female experienc ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Monday: Time-proven shelter in drifting snow

Imaggeo on Monday: Time-proven shelter in drifting snow

During my PhD I was working at the German Neumayer III station in Antarctica for my research on polar atmospheric chemistry. Since my instrument was set up on an observatory south of the main station, every day I would walk past a Scott pyramid tent to go and do my research. One day, in the midst of an Antarctic storm, I caught sight of the tent deep in the drifting snow, and took this picture. Th ...[Read More]

CR
Cryospheric Sciences

Trapped in the sea ice – Educating the future generations of polar scientists

Trapped in the sea ice – Educating the future generations of polar scientists

In October 2019, the research icebreaker ‘Polarstern’ was moored to an ice floe for its year-long journey through the Arctic Ocean. Come with us on a slightly shorter journey and learn how MOSAiC participants from the supporting cruise educate the future generation of polar scientists! What is the MOSAiC expedition? The MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate ...[Read More]

GeoLog

GeoTalk: Meet the EGU’s next president, Helen Glaves

GeoTalk: Meet the EGU’s next president, Helen Glaves

GeoTalk interviews usually feature the work of early career researchers, but this month we deviate from the standard format to speak to Helen Glaves, the incoming president of the EGU. Helen has been involved with the Union for many years, also serving as Earth and Space Science Informatics Division President. Following a year as President-elect, Helen will become President at the 2021 General Ass ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

The Sassy Scientist – Co-author Craziness

The Sassy Scientist – Co-author Craziness

Agata struggles with the many and diverse opinions thrown at her whilst endeavoring to finish a paper: What is the perfect number of co-authors for a paper? Dear Agata, As few as possible. Limit yourself to the people you really cannot avoid. Such as those collaborators that have actually provided a significant contribution to the body of work presented in a manuscript. For every researcher this d ...[Read More]

SM
Seismology

Representing the Possible

Representing the Possible

A successful development of professional identity is key to a thriving career. Yet, the steady underrepresentation of women in many facets of working life may threaten young career‐focused women in their professional identity projection.   ‘Seeing is believing’ – a common saying goes. When women see other women fitting into diverse roles in the workplace, they project themselves more easily i ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Accessibility at EGU: Top 10 tips for visually accessible presenting – the sequel!

Accessibility at EGU: Top 10 tips for visually accessible presenting – the sequel!

Do you remember a time when everyone else around you started laughing, but you didn’t notice a joke? By designing presentations that are inaccessible – either in PICO, poster or oral presentation format – sometimes people in your audience have this experience of feeling left out.   Last month we posted our top 10 tips for making a presentation ‘accessible’ following the announcement that EGU ...[Read More]

TS
Tectonics and Structural Geology

Zürich: surrounded by a geologist’s playground

Zürich: surrounded by a geologist’s playground

Zürich, with its lake stretching towards the foot of the Swiss Alps in the South, is currently a charming city full of watersides, lively bars, students and bankers. In Switzerland, you’ll find a wide variety of landscapes and geological features over a relatively small area – from the Alpine mountain range in the South to the low-lying plateau and the Jura Mountains in the North. Located in close ...[Read More]

NP
Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences

NP Interviews: the newly elected NP Division President François Schmitt

NP Interviews: the newly elected NP Division President François Schmitt

Today’s NP Interviews hosts the newly elected NP Division President François Schmitt. François has a PhD degree from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris (1993), in atmospheric turbulence, and an Habilitation degree from the same university (2001). He has stayed in Belgium during 6 years as a post-doc, working in meteorology and in fluid mechanics. He is CNRS researcher in Wimereux (Nor ...[Read More]

GD
Geodynamics

Should we still study LLSVPs?

Should we still study LLSVPs?

All blobs are equal, but some blobs are more interesting than other blobs. In this new Wit & Wisdom post, Jamie Ward, PhD student in seismology at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, explores this age-old saying and discusses whether or not LLSVPs are the most important blobs in our lives. Also, there is a picture of a dog. It makes sense, I promise. Large Low Shear Velocity Provinces (LL ...[Read More]