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Core logging course – Navan, Tara Mine Corestore

Feb 09, 2018 No Comments 727 views

Recently I have had the chance to attend a core logging course organised by IAEG (Irish Association for Economic Geology) and hosted by Boliden, Tara Mines. The course was dense and helpful and most importantly, included actual core logging. Below you can take a glimpse of how the corestore looks like from the inside. The […]

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EAG Ambassadors at the AGU2017 Fall Meeting – Part 2

Jan 22, 2018 No Comments 728 views

Last December, six EAG Early Career Science Ambassadors travelled to New Orleans to attend the 2017 AGU Annual Fall Meeting. In the first of our two-part blog, Laia Comas Bru, Deirdre Clark, Jihua Hao and Tsvetomila Mateeva described their experiences at AGU2017 from a professional perspective. In Part 2, Elena Maters talks about some of […]

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EAG Ambassadors at the AGU2017 Fall Meeting – Part 1

Jan 22, 2018 No Comments 843 views

Last December, six EAG Early Career Science Ambassadors travelled to New Orleans to attend the 2017 edition of the Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. In the first of this two-part blog, Laia Comas Bru, Deirdre Clark, Jihua Hao and Tsvetomila Mateeva talk to us about what it was like attending and presenting […]

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Six questions to Adina Paytan

Jan 12, 2018 No Comments 934 views

Adina Paytan is a Research Professor at the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. The major focus of her research is understanding past and present marine biogeochemical cycles. Adina was born and raised in Israel. After completing mandatory military service and then spending two years hiking the Himalayas in India and Nepal, […]

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Fluids inside bubbles and bubbles inside fluids: ECROFI 2017

Dec 13, 2017 No Comments 764 views

With the support of EAG, last summer I was able to attend the biennial international conference of European Current Research On Fluid Inclusions (ECROFI), organized in Nancy (France). The ECROFI conference series is a leading international forum for the presentation of fluid and melt inclusion research. Fluid and melt inclusions provide the most direct information […]

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An early career scientist at CAM2017 in Vienna

Dec 13, 2017 No Comments 721 views

I am really grateful to the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) for their support to attend the Conference on Accessory Minerals (CAM–2017), which took place from 13–17 September 2017 in Vienna, Austria, and Bratislava, Slovak Republic. I had an exceptionally enriching experience at the CAM–2017 conference, an event aimed at “bringing together researchers and students […]

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Rotorua bubbles with microbiologists: An EAG Ambassador at ISSM 2017

Dec 12, 2017 1 Comment 1139 views

Thanks to support from the EAG I was able to attend the 2017 conference of the International Society of Subsurface Microbiology, held in Rotorua, New Zealand.  Rotorua is an amazing city due to its geothermal activity.  It is located next to Lake Rotorua in the centre of the North Island, which formed from a volcanic […]

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EAG student sponsorship: I went to Uppsala to scatter.

Dec 12, 2017 No Comments 596 views

Looking at minerals on a nanoscale helps us to understand their behaviour, and we can certainly learn from them for our advantage. Minerals that are highly reactive in ambient environments are not usually well understood because of difficulties in sample preparation and analysis. Such reactive minerals include green rusts (GR), a family of Fe2+– Fe3+ based […]

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EAG Student Sponsorship: A trip to ‘Migration 2017’ in Barcelona

Nov 14, 2017 No Comments 760 views

I recently travelled to Barcelona to present at Migration 2017, a world-renowned conference which brings together world leading experts exploring the chemistry, and migration of actinides and fission products in the geosphere. This was an important conference for me to attend as I explore the effect of organic molecules on uranium migration. On Sunday, I […]

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Six questions to Rob Raiswell

Oct 11, 2017 No Comments 1254 views

Rob Raiswell gained his research degrees from Liverpool University and his first academic position was as a Lecturer in Sedimentary Geochemistry at the University of East Anglia. He moved to the Department of Earth Sciences in Leeds University in 1983 and was there until retirement. The Earth Sciences department became the School of Earth and […]

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