Archive for Invited contributions

EAG Ambassador in Woods Hole

Sep 18, 2015 No Comments 1291 views

   Thanks to the support from the European Association of Geochemistry I was able to attend the Molecular Evolution workshop which took place from the 19th to 29th of July at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Woods Hole is a very picturesque place at the extreme southwest corner of Cape Cod and […]

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Effect of permafrost thawing on trace element and carbon mobilisation

Apr 27, 2015 1 Comment 1105 views

The Lena River (Siberia) is one of the largest global rivers draining into the Arctic Ocean. The Lena River and tributaries drain a range in lithology and topography, and the large watersheds are located in a region of continuous permafrost (ground that is permanently frozen year-round) ranging from 50 to 1500 m in thickness.

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Svalbard – The northernmost everything

Mar 25, 2015 No Comments 1042 views

Here in Svalbard one can find the northernmost everything: climbing wall, post office, piano… and most importantly university – the reason I came up here.

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Networking and crystallisation sometimes come together

Feb 23, 2015 No Comments 1018 views

One of the first things I did when I started my job in the CO2-react network was to make crystallisation experiments in order to synthesize rare-earth (REE) bearing carbonates. I focused on hydroxylbastnasite (REECO3OH), a mineral of the bastnasite group (REE(CO3)(OH,F)) that is very common in carbonatite deposits and is an important source of light […]

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Midterm review in Seefeld, Austria

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments 932 views

The third meeting of the CO2 React Network took place from the 04th to the 09th of December, 2014, in a little skiing village in Austria – Seefeld.

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The geochemistry of glass

Dec 05, 2014 No Comments 1512 views

Thanks to EAG Sponsorship, I attended last October the Plenary Days of USTV and GDR Verres (two associations for Research and Technology of Glass) in Baccarat (in the East of France). This meeting brought together private companies and universities to share new results and methods about structure and geochemistry of glass. It was a good […]

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From ice to volcanic ash: adventures of the next generation of scientists

Oct 16, 2014 No Comments 1987 views

In September 2014, 3 students benefited from the EAG Student Sponsorship Program and recount their experiences below. Joshua Blacker and Stefanie Lutz attended the International Glaciological Society conference, and Elena Maters attended the VERTIGO workshop focused on the study of volcanic ash. The International Glaciological Society British Branch (IGSBB) is an annual conference that is […]

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From the winners of the EAG Photo Contest 2014

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments 1727 views

César Menor-Salván and Olivier Pourret are the winners of the EAG Photo Contest 2014 and we have asked them tell us more about their photos and their passion… “Destructive Beauty”: winning photo of the theme “The changing world: geochemistry in action” The picture shows crystals of neoformed Epsomite (magnesium sulfate heptahydrate) in a wall of […]

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Holuhraun eruption from the plane

Sep 06, 2014 No Comments 1091 views

It is Wednesday morning. I arrive at my office at the University of Iceland after the International Carbon Conference in Reykjavík and quick visit to Oslo. In the hallway I am already going over my to do list in my mind. The first person I meet is Nicole, calling: “We are flying to the eruption! […]

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Beech Hunting in the Land of Fire

May 01, 2014 No Comments 1313 views

The best thing about working in Earth Sciences is the fieldwork, hands down. From looking at old mines in the Lake District to collecting fossil microorganisms in Trinidad, it’s exciting to get outside and actually see the system you’re studying (my answer might be different if you ask me when I’m stood on a muddy […]

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