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Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)

President: Helmut Weissert,
Deputy President: Ian Jarvis,

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

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!

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

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Happy New Year! We would like to start the year by thanking all EGU members who participated in the Autumn 2015 elections, as well as the candidates. Jonathan Bamber (Professor of Glaciology at the University of Bristol) was elected EGU President/Vice-President for the term 2016–2020, while Håkan Svedhem (Project Scientist for the ExoMars 2016 mission, European Space Agency) was elected as the EGU General Secretary for the term 2016–2018. Both of them will be inaugurated during the EGU plenary meeting at the EGU 2016 General Assembly. For the opportunity to present and discuss your work at Europe’s largest geoscience conference, make sure to submit your abstract by 13 January 2016, 13:00 CET. Please note that a fee will be levied for late-abstract submissions this year.

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