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Division on Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)

President: Didier Roche,
Deputy President: Marc Luetscher,

The Division on Climate: Past, Present & Future is one of the larger divisions of the European Geosciences Union. It pools from many disciplines and consequently has many co-organized and co-listed sessions with other divisions at the general assembly. The division is very interdisciplinary and covers climate variations on all time scales. CL includes the study of any kind of climate archive from rocks to ocean cores, speleothems, ice cores, chronicles, to instrumental records to name a few. Besides observations, climate modeling on all time scales from the deep past to the future are areas covered by the division. Any aspect of the climate system falls into the realm of the division e.g. atmosphere, ocean, biosphere, cryosphere, and geology. Themes focus on the climate on Earth but may also expand other planets or the sun.

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Hans Oeschger Medal 2017

The 2017 Hans Oeschger Medal is awarded to Denis-Didier Rousseau in recognition of his pioneering work in continental climate reconstruction by developing new proxies and combining them with innovative climate-model simulations.




Milutin Milankovic Medal 2017

The 2017 Milutin Milankovic Medal is awarded to Axel Timmermann for fundamental and pioneering contributions to the understanding of climate dynamics at different spatial and temporal scales.





Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award 2017

The 2017 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Francesco Muschitiello for his contributions to understanding mechanisms of abrupt climatic change in combination with observations across the North Atlantic region.


Current issue of the EGU newsletter

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Happy holidays from the EGU office! Last month, EGU members elected the new EGU president, general secretary and division presidents. You can find out who won the election on the EGU website. Congratulations to all!

We have also launched a call for proposals for EGU members interested in organising Galileo conferences: apply by 28 February to receive up to 8000 EUR in financial support from the EGU.

Follow the links below for more news, including several updates and information regarding the EGU General Assembly. Remember, the deadline for abstracts is 10 January. Before then, consider supporting EGU activities by renewing your EGU membership. Members receive substantially reduced registration rates to the General Assembly, among other benefits.

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