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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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Two important EGU calls opened this month. The first is the EGU 2018 General Assembly call for sessions, which opened on July 10. Do you have a brilliant idea for a scientific session or a short course? Please submit it by September 8. Also of highlight is the call for candidates for the EGU autumn elections. You can propose candidates, including nominating yourself, to serve as the next EGU Union President, General Secretary and Division Presidents by 15 September. Another important deadline, coming up this month, is the deadline for applications for financial support to organise training schools on 15 August.

Also this month, the EGU issued a position statement in support of the teaching of evolution in schools around the world. EGU President Jonathan Bamber says: “Evolution is a well-established, evidence-based scientific concept rooted in clear and logical facts, supported by a wealth of evidence on geological time.”

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