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

Apr 17, 2019 No Comments by 165 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 679 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 487 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 by 442 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 by 428 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 576 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 529 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 564 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 878 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 826 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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