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GeoTalk: Anne Pluymakers, Early Career Scientist Representative

GeoTalk: Anne Pluymakers, Early Career Scientist Representative

In addition to the usual GeoTalk interviews, where we highlight the work and achievements of early career researchers, over the next few months we’ll be introducing the Division early career scientist representatives (ECS). They are responsible for ensuring that the voice of EGU ECS membership is heard. From organising short courses during the General Assembly, through to running Division Blogs an ...[Read More]

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Seismology

Renewing EGU: Vote for the President and General Secretary

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Oasis Valley, Nevada, USA. Image by Jean-Daniel Champagnac, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons License. This picture has been taken from the air (small plane) during fieldwork in Alaska during 2009. Oasis valley is located between frontal lobes of Fan and Bremner glaciers (143.57°W; 60.87°N). The orange colour is from sand that have been brought in by the glaciers, and carved by rivers. I ...[Read More]

GeoSphere

From the GeoSphere Archives: The Wooden Wall

From the GeoSphere Archives: The Wooden Wall

It is once again time to write about geology and classics and the incredibly important impact the geosciences had on the ancients and their way of life. My previous post on this topic can be found at my old blog location as the post: The Odyssey and Geology. I’ll begin by relating a story: The two fleets, the Persians the the Greeks, which was composed of the navies of all the city states, b ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Crusing the Mediterranean: a first-hand account of a month at sea – Part 3

Crusing the Mediterranean: a first-hand account of a month at sea – Part 3

This is the final instalment of the adventures of Simona Aracri, a PhD student at University of Southampton, and her colleagues, who spent a month aboard a research vessel, cruising the Mediterranean Sea. Simona and the team of scientists aboard the boat documented their experiences via a blog and we’ve been sharing some highlights over the past few weeks. As we wave goodbye to the research ...[Read More]

GeoLog

EGU 2016: Call-for-abstracts is now open!

EGU 2016: Call-for-abstracts is now open!

From now, up until 13 January 2016, you can submit your abstract for the upcoming EGU General Assembly (EGU 2016). In addition to established scientists, PhD students and other early career researchers are welcome to submit abstracts to present their research at the conference. Further, the EGU encourages undergraduate and master students to submit abstracts on their dissertations or final-year pr ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Imaggeo on Mondays: The world’s narrowest fjord

Imaggeo on Mondays: The world’s narrowest fjord

Feast your eyes on this Scandinavia scenic shot by Sarah Connors, the EGU Policy Fellow. While visiting Norway, Sarah, took a trip along the world famous fjords and was able to snap the epic beauty of this glacier shaped landscape. To find out more about how she captured the shot and the forces of nature which formed this region, be sure to delve into today’s Imaggeo on Mondays post. The Nærøyfjor ...[Read More]

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Cryospheric Sciences

Image of the Week : 63 years of the Muir Glacier’s retreat

Image of the Week : 63 years of the Muir Glacier’s retreat

One piece of evidence that helped to establish the theory of Plate Tectonics in the early-1960’s was the recognition of patterns of magnetisation in the basalts of the seafloor that were symmetrical about the global oceanic ridge system. Fred Vine and Drummond Matthews recognised that this pattern had to be fixed in place as the lavas, that were erupted along the ocean ridge, cooled through ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

Geology and the Sustainable Development Goals

Geology and the Sustainable Development Goals

Last month the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) were formally adopted by member states of the United Nations. Building on the Millennium Development Goals, these 17 ambitious goals aim to end global poverty, fight injustice and inequality, and ensure environmental sustainability over a 15 year timeframe (2015-2030). Achieving the SDGs by 2030 will require many sectors to engage, inc ...[Read More]

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Energy, Resources and the Environment

Change to Early Career Scientist definition

Change to Early Career Scientist definition

Earlier this year the term Young Scientist (YS) was replaced by Early Career Scientist. Now, in a positive move, the EGU Council has approved a change to the definition of an ECS. Previously the definition of an ECS was: A scientist who is 35 years old* or younger, AND who can be an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters/PhD) student or who has received his or her highest degree (e.g., BSc, MSc, P ...[Read More]