Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)
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.
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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
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!
Current issue of the EGU newsletter
This month we are sad to report that the former EGU Executive Secretary, Arne Richter, passed away. He was a major contributor to the development of the EGU, and a strong supporter of open access publishing, as well as of researchers in the earlier stages of their careers. On a more uplifting note, in September we are launching the call for proposal for a new conference programme: the Galileo conferences. Finally, don’t forget you can still submit session ideas for the EGU 2016 General Assembly until 18 September, and propose a candidate for the next EGU President/Vice-President and General Secretary until 15 September.
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