President: Helen M. Glaves (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deputy President: Jens Klump
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.
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.
The 2018 Ian McHarg Medal is awarded to
Kerstin A. Lehnert for exceptional contributions to the advancement of informatics and, in particular, her pioneering efforts on open, transparent and reproducible science.
Current issue of the EGU newsletter
With the EGU General Assembly just over a week away, we have a number of updates on the meeting, happening in Vienna from 7–12 April. We have announced that Former Italian Prime Minister and European Commissioner Mario Monti and Former Italian Parliamentarian Ilaria Capua will be at the EGU meeting, participating in a conversation with geoscientists on ‘Science, Politics and European (dis)integration’. We have also recently announced a number of measures to reduce the environmental impact of the conference: we encourage all participants to offset their carbon footprint from travelling to Vienna and to bring their own coffee cup and water bottle to the meeting, to reduce the number of disposable items used. Follow the links under the ‘General Assembly’ section below for more information about the EGU meeting.
This month, we have also announced that we are accepting nominations for EGU awards and medals. We encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages.
Stay tuned to https://www.egu.eu next week for an announcement about a new EGU journal!