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.
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!
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Current issue of the EGU newsletter
This month, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy, resulting in extensive damage and close to 300 fatalities. On the day of this tragic event, we put together information – with the help of officers from the Seismology and Natural Hazards Divisions – about what caused the earthquake and why it was so destructive. You can read it online on the EGU website.
In other news, EGU members have a few more days to propose a candidate to be the next EGU treasurer or division presidents (deadline 15 September). Those interested in convening sessions at the EGU General Assembly can submit their ideas by 9 September.
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