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Sigurður Reynir Gislason starts as EAG President!

Jan 17, 2019 No Comments by 265 views

It is an honour to become the president of European Association of Geochemistry.  I have been “president-in-training” over the last two years, learning the ropes from the past president, Bernard Marty, and the “past-past president”, Liane Benning.  It is a clever governance: you learn the ropes, then you govern, and afterwards you pass on your […]

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Small spots and big celebrations at the GFZ

Dec 18, 2018 No Comments by 396 views

I recently had the opportunity to attend the SIMS short course at the GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences) in Potsdam with support of the EAG. The course was set to be held by Dr. Michael Wiedenbeck, however, due to unforeseeable circumstances, he could not attend the course. Instead, Dr. Alexander Rocholl and Dr. Robert […]

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EAG President Bernard Marty says goodbye

Dec 14, 2018 No Comments by 369 views

Two years have already passed since I became EAG president at the beginning of 2017, and I am about to pass on the EAG baton to our next president, Sigurður (Siggi) Gislason. The past president, Liane Benning has been central in developing EAG publications. Since its launch in 2012, Geochemical Perspectives has achieved a remarkable […]

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EAG Supports Junior Scientists Around the World

Nov 13, 2018 No Comments by 370 views

Making up over a third of our member base, students, as well as postdocs and other recent graduates, form an integral and very active part of the European Association of Geochemistry. Furthering opportunities and career prospects for early career scientists remains one of our core activities and several dedicated initiatives and resource banks have been […]

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EAG sponsored students at POLAR2018: Where the Poles come together

Oct 23, 2018 No Comments by 655 views

POLAR2018, a joint event from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), is a major event on the Polar Science calendar. In June this year, the event was attended by two EAG sponsored students, Shabnam Choudhary and Neelu Singh, who traveled all the way from India to Davos […]

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A summer camp for scientists!

Aug 08, 2018 No Comments by 668 views

Recently, I was given the opportunity to attend the 2018 Gordon Ocean Global Change Biology conference (held in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire) as an EAG ambassador. Gordon conferences are considered ‘Summer Camps for Scientists”, and I couldn’t think of a better description! As I am nearing the end of my PhD, I was eager to […]

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Unravelling the past and future of lakes at the IPA-IAL joint meeting

Aug 08, 2018 No Comments 518 views

Thank you to EAG for providing sponsorship to help me attend the IPA-IAL (International Paleolimnology Association and International Association of Limnogeology) Joint Meeting: “Unravelling the Past and Future of Lakes”. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to attend and present at the IPA-IAL joint meeting during the final stage of my PhD. My research […]

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Silicon world science: an EAG Ambassador at SILICAMICS 2

Jun 27, 2018 No Comments 865 views

SILICAMICS 2 (Victoria, CA. June 2018) was the second SILICAMICS conference (first held in Aber Wrac’h, FR. September 2015). The conference focuses on the biogeochemistry and genomics of silicification and silicifiers, which gives the opportunity for international scientists working on silicon from all horizons to meet together. I attended the first SILICAMICS conference during the […]

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An EAG ambassador aims for the bullseye at the 49th LPSC

Jun 11, 2018 No Comments 841 views

49th LPSC, 19th-23rd March 2018, The Woodlands, Texas, USA Attending my very first Lunar and Planetary Science Conference was an exciting prospect. As a planetary scientist whose background is in biology, it feels like a long and winding road that led me there. From the beginning of my PhD in astrobiology, I have felt drawn […]

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Axel Hofmann’s 2017 EAG-GS Outreach Program to Africa

Jun 08, 2018 No Comments 847 views

As part of the 2017 EAG-GS Outreach Program to Africa I travelled to Earth Science departments in Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Nigeria to give a 3-day short course on Early Earth Life and Mineral Systems. The course explored the relationship between surface processes, evolution of life and the formation of mineral deposits on the early […]

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