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Division on Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP)

President: Angelo De Santis, emrp@egu.eu
Deputy President: Pedro F. Silva, pmfsilva@fc.ul.pt
Deputy President: Sergio Vinciguerra, sv127@leicester.ac.uk

The Earth is a dynamical planet: its interiors’ electro-magnetism and physical properties contribute to this exciting property of our planet. The Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP) Division addresses the experimental, theoretical and modeling approaches of fundamental solid-Earth and magneto-hydrodynamic processes that extend from the Earth’s surface to the core. A continuous demand for a better understanding of the magneto-hydrodynamic and physical processes responsible for the Earth’s magnetic field spatial and temporal variability is required. Theoretical and experimental aspects of rock physics, environmental magnetism, magnetic anomalies and plate tectonic reconstructions, magnetic polarity reversals, petrophysical assessment throughout physical, mechanical and magnetic properties, electrical conductivity and transport properties of the Earth’s crust and mantle are some of the key topics of research of our ‘living planet’ to which this division is dedicated.

The division awards the Louis Néel and the Petrus Peregrinus medals for outstanding contributions to geomagnetism, palaeomagnetism and rock physics.

In line with EGU and the other divisions, EMRP is actively trying to engage with early career scientists (ECS). The ECS representative of EMRP division is working with the other divisions ECS representatives to improve visibility of ECS concerns, as well as, help out with any ECS related issues (e.g. first attendance at EGU General Assembly and how to organize sessions). Check out the ECS section for more information (http://www.egu.eu/ecs/) or contact directly the ECS representative of EMRP division (see at http://www.egu.eu/emrp/structure/).

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Current issue of the EGU newsletter

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This month, the EGU announced the first AOGS–EGU joint conference, on New Dimensions for Natural Hazards in Asia. The meeting is taking place from 4 to 8 February 2018 in the Philippines and the deadline for abstract submission is 31 August. Another important deadline to keep in mind is 15 June: you have until then to nominate deserving scientists for all EGU 2018 medals and awards. We encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages. Finally, we invite you to look back to the EGU 2017 General Assembly by watching the highlights of the conference on video or some of the web streamed sessions, such as medal lectures and great debates. If you haven’t yet, please help us make the 2018 meeting even better by submitting your feedback by the end of today (31 May).

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