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Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)

President: Helmut Weissert, ssp@egu.eu
Deputy President: Ian Jarvis, i.jarvis@kingston.ac.uk

The Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology Division (SSP) focuses its activities on all aspects of the sedimentary record. About 70 % of the Earth surface is covered by sedimentary deposits, which are eroded and deposited right at the contact between the solid lithosphere and the atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere. Sedimentary rocks record the history of our planet since almost 4 billion of years and play a pivotal role for our understanding of the evolution of life. This deep-time archive of Earth history is studied with a wide range of analytical techniques providing ever stunning details on the evolution of our planet. Sedimentary basins host important natural resources like coal, gas, oil, ore deposits and groundwater and therefore a better understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes controlling the formation and distribution of sediments and sedimentary rocks is of utmost importance for our society.

News

SSP Division Meeting 2015 & Lamarck Medal Lecture

The slides from the 2015 SSP division meeting can be found in the reports section of this page. The lecture "Scale-invariance of sediment patterns - the fingerprint of fundamental drivers" given by the Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal awardee Wolfgang Schlager (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands) is available as PDF file (2.2 MB).

2015 Outstanding Young Scientist (YS) Award to Patrick Grunert

IMG_8655.JPG At the SSP division meeting Outgoing SSP President Patric Jacobs (left) and Incoming SSP President Helmut Weissert (right) have handed over the Certificate of 2015 Outstanding Young Scientist (YS) Award to Patrick Grunert (Graz University, Austria) for his contributions to understanding palaeobiologic, stratigraphic, geochemical and palaeoceanographic aspects of the Early Miocene. Patrick is the first YS awardee of the SSP division. Congratulations!

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Current issue of the EGU newsletter

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Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract to the EGU 2017 General Assembly! With over 17,500 abstracts received, and an improved set up to accommodate the high number of expected participants, the conference promises to be the largest and most exciting to date. We look forward to welcoming everyone in Vienna on 23-28 April!

We would also like to draw your attention to a couple of deadlines we have coming up. The first regards a job opportunity at the EGU Executive Office: if you'd like to help us bridge the gap between science and policymaking, consider applying for our vacancy by 5 February. Until 15 February you can also apply to receive one of EGU's Public Engagement Grants to develop a project that aims to raise awareness of geosciences outside the scientific community. For the chance to win a free registration to next year's General Assembly, consider applying to the Communicate Your Science Video Competition (by 26 February, for early career scientists) or to the EGU Photo Competition (by 1 March).

Last but not the least, if you'd like to organise an EGU Galileo Conference, a meeting addressing a well-focused, cutting-edge topic at the frontier of geosciences research, make sure to apply for funding by 28 February. For those interested in helping further the EGU education programme, apply to be part of the EGU Committee on Education.

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