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Serpentine Days 2016

Feb 21, 2017 No Comments by 220 views

This past September we had the privilege to attend Serpentine Days, a biannual workshop on serpentinite and serpentinization processes that is distinctly multidisciplinary. The workshop covers much of the active research on serpentinites, including everything from microbiological communities in near surface environments, through serpentinite dehydration at great depth within subduction zones and all the way […]

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The Great Eastern

Feb 14, 2017 No Comments by 286 views

I have been really fortunate to be asked to take part of the 2016 EAG Distinguished Lecture Program. My research interests are broad lying on the interface between chemistry and biology and I have always enjoyed interacting with researchers from these disciplines. I am a biologist by background but working on the biogeochemical processes of […]

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Bernard Marty starts as EAG President

Jan 19, 2017 No Comments by 627 views

It is an honour, and a great pleasure, to become president of the European Association of Geochemistry. My first task is to thank Liane Benning for the fantastic job she has been doing over the last two years. Under her leadership, EAG has flourished as never before. The 2015 Goldschmidt conference in Prague was one […]

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EAG President Liane G. Benning says good-bye

Dec 20, 2016 No Comments by 618 views

Recent events show that we have in front of us rocky times of uncertain worldwide leadership and this will change the world in directions that are not healthy for our planet. As geochemists, we have the skills to address major human impact issues like pollution, ocean acidification or climate change and we need to stand […]

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Science at Sea

Dec 08, 2016 No Comments by 540 views

Being on a ship for two months has its ups and downs. But when you’re drilling and recovering sediments that haven’t seen daylight for millions of years, you can bet both the ups and the downs are thrilling. My research involves the study of modern diagenetic (“rock-forming”) processes in order to better understand how to […]

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Concrete: An Aggregate of Problems

Dec 08, 2016 No Comments by 632 views

Have you ever thought about what your house is actually made of? Before starting my Ph.D. I had never taken this question into consideration. However, for thousands of home owners across Ireland, the structure of their homes is under threat from the very stuff it is made of. Concrete. But why exactly is this commonplace […]

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Why become an EAG member?

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments 621 views

As a new year is just around the corner, it is a good time to join the European Association of Geochemistry or renew your membership. Membership is calendar year, and with a Geochemical Perspectives Letters print issue coming out in January and Elements in February, joining/renewing before end of 2016 ensures you receive all 2017 […]

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What does it change to receive an award?

Oct 17, 2016 No Comments 722 views

Award nominations are currently open and the European Association of Geochemistry is strongly encouraging the community to consider nominating deserving colleagues. We stress that recognition of excellence is highly significant to a scientist’s career but in practice, what does it really mean? To answer this question, we asked some of our recent medallists what did […]

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EAG Ambassador in Cape Town

Oct 03, 2016 No Comments 585 views

I am really grateful to the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) for their support to attend the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) 27 August – 4 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa. The city of two oceans where the beautiful nature and enjoying the fresh winds first before going further into the black continent. With […]

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Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology (USSP) in Italy

Sep 15, 2016 No Comments 636 views

The 13th Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology (USSP) was held at the University of Urbino (Italy) in July 2016 (www.urbinossp.it). USSP focuses on past climate dynamics with special emphasis on the analysis of the long-term carbon cycling and its implications in the understanding of present and future climates. It is a unique opportunity for postgraduate […]

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