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“Great science, friendly community, and mountain views”: Geobiology in beautiful Banff

Jul 15, 2019 No Comments by 247 views

I was excited to attend the 2nd Geobiology Society Conference because it is a very topic-focused meeting, bringing together many leading and emerging experts in the field. Additionally, this meeting has a particular interest in highlighting the research of young scientists, making it an ideal target for the EAG early career funding. The meeting was […]

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Q&A with the Goldschmidt Non-academic Careers Forum Panellists: Anne Trinquier and Katja Amstätter

Jun 12, 2019 No Comments by 469 views

As an introduction to the upcoming events for early career scientists at Goldschmidt2019 in Barcelona in August, last month on the EAG blogosphere we talked to Goldschmidt panellist Lewis Collins, Editor-in-Chief of the journal One Earth, about his career in scientific publishing. In this next post in the series, Anne Trinquier and Katja Amstätter talk about […]

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Early career scientists reveal their experiences at the largest geosciences meeting in Europe

May 16, 2019 No Comments by 370 views

The European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) aims to promote geochemical research and to provide essential support to early career scientists in the field. Through its Student Sponsorship program, the EAG sponsors twelve students to attend geochemistry related short courses, summer schools, workshops or conferences in Europe each year. We caught up with four recent recipients of […]

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Q&A with the Goldschmidt Non-academic Careers Forum Panellists: Lewis Collins

Apr 17, 2019 No Comments by 796 views

In a new initiative for Goldschmidt2019 (18-23 August 2019 – Barcelona, Spain) a series of lunchtime discussion forums will be held to give students and post-docs the opportunity to find out more about pursuing careers outside of academia. We have interviewed some of the panellists taking part and will be publishing them on the EAG Blogosphere […]

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The EAG joins the EGU in support of the European Research Council

Feb 26, 2019 No Comments by 934 views

  A major re-organisation of the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Directorate General is scheduled to take place this year with a goal to revise staff reporting procedures and increased coordination between the agencies. While improved coordination may be of benefit in some areas, concerns have been raised about the potential impact these changes may have on […]

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The world’s largest geoscience conference: EAG Ambassadors at AGU18

Feb 19, 2019 No Comments by 765 views

The Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is by far the largest conference that a geochemist might attend in their career. The 2018 AGU Fall meeting took place in Washington D.C. in December and EAG Early Career Science ambassadors Emily Dearing Crampton-Flood and Gordon Inglis were among the many thousands of delegates there. […]

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The annual VMSG meeting: a springboard for early career stage volcanologists and igneous geochemists

Feb 18, 2019 No Comments 673 views

With financial assistance from the European Association of Geochemistry, I was able to attend the annual Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group meeting to present the results of my recent research in poster form. The VMSG is a special interest group of the Geological Society of London and Mineralogical Society (GB and Ireland). Each year it hosts […]

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Sigurður Reynir Gislason starts as EAG President!

Jan 17, 2019 No Comments 702 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 770 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 724 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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