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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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This month, the EGU blog GeoLog featured an interview with EGU President Jonathan Bamber, where he spoke about his plans for the Union, how scientists can stand up for science and how the Union plans to foster the involvement of early career scientists (ECS) in its activities. If you, too, would like to help shape the future of the EGU and contribute to the work it does for the scientific community, feel free to nominate yourself for one of the roles available in the EGU Council by 15 September.

Another important date coming up is September 8: the deadline for submission of sessions and short courses ideas for the EGU 2018 General Assembly. If interdisciplinarity is important to you and your work, know that you can also co-organise your session as an interdisciplinary event.

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