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ESSI Earth and Space Science Informatics Division on Earth and Space Science Informatics

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European Geosciences Union

Division on Earth and Space Science Informatics
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Division on Earth and Space Science Informatics

President: Jens Klump (essi@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Jane K. Hart (jhart@soton.ac.uk)

As far as informatics and information technology are concerned, the ESSI division deals with Community-driven and multidisciplinary challenges and solutions. This include topics like: data model and metadata standardization, spatial data infrastructure interoperability, semantics services, quality and uncertainty information encoding and propagation, geospatial data processing, environmental model accessability, big data management, and data visualization for scientific discovery.

Recent awardees

Paul Wessel

Paul Wessel

  • 2020
  • Ian McHarg Medal

The 2020 Ian McHarg Medal is awarded to Paul Wessel for outstanding contributions to developing open-source software, including Generic Mapping Tools (GMT), for the Earth and space sciences that have enabled thousands of research projects and papers.


Stefano Nativi

Stefano Nativi

  • 2019
  • Ian McHarg Medal

The 2019 Ian McHarg Medal is awarded to Stefano Nativi for outstanding contributions to international Earth science informatics through enabling interoperability of disparate data types, thus laying the foundations for global interdisciplinary science.


Stephen Camilleri

Stephen Camilleri

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Stephen Camilleri Investigating the relationship between earthquakes and online news

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This issue commemorates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Milankovitch Cycles, which have led to profound insights into the evolution of the Earth, its inhabitants, and the Earth-Moon system. This issues also highlights blogs from each of this month’s featured EGU divisions: Geomorphology and Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology, plus a GeoLog blog about How Open Science may help us during and after the pandemic.

The Loupe also features a new guide to EGU session convening and vEGU21 info, including how the sessions and activities at next year’s annual meeting will engage and inspire you. The abstracts submission deadline is 13 January 2021 at 13:00 CET!

Upcoming events include a festive science for policy happy hour and an informal Cryospheric Sciences Division quiz night.

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