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Division on Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems

President: Lara Pajewski (gi@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Francesco Soldovieri (soldovieri.f@irea.cnr.it)

Opposed to other divisions concentrating on specific fields of geosciences, this division intends to be a forum for developments in instrumentation, technology, methods and data handling used in any field of the various geosciences. By promoting the discussion between specialists from widely diverse fields, advances in instrumentation made in one field might be utilized in other areas also and encourage co-operation, thereby saving separate development work and making new approaches possible, which otherwise might still have to wait for years or even decades.

As nearly every other field of geosciences is related to one or the other instrumentation strategy, many of the GI-sessions are co-organized with sessions from other divisions. Potential contributors to any session are encouraged to evaluate the benefits of a multi-disciplinary discussion versus the specific interest of the own target group.

Recent awardees

Lev V. Eppelbaum

Lev V. Eppelbaum

  • 2019
  • Christiaan Huygens Medal

The 2019 Christiaan Huygens Medal is awarded to Lev V. Eppelbaum for outstanding work that has led to significant progress in geology and geophysics, with special emphasis on the development of new methods for the analysis of magnetic, thermal and gravity data.


Lander Van Tricht

Lander Van Tricht

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

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Lander Van Tricht Studying ice dynamics of the Morteratsch glacier complex (Switzerland) with UAV acquired photography and structure from motion (SfM) algorithms


Jothiram Vivekanandan

Jothiram Vivekanandan

  • 2018
  • Christiaan Huygens Medal

The 2018 Christiaan Huygens Medal is awarded to Jothiram Vivekanandan for his pioneering and ground-breaking work on the microphysical characterisation of clouds and precipitation by using advanced remote sensors.


Giovanni Ludeno

Giovanni Ludeno

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Awards

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Awards is awarded to Giovanni Ludeno for his outstanding contribution to the development of new radar methodologies for environmental monitoring.


Oriol Sánchez Rovira

Oriol Sánchez Rovira

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Oriol Sánchez Rovira Multi-scale water distribution imagery in building heritage using Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) and Infra-Red Thermography (IRT): Application to Gallo-Roman masonry submitted to water-table rising periods


Tim Walles

Tim Walles

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Tim Walles High-resolution automated approaches to study in situ mesozooplankton abundance and migration.

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The EGU made several exciting announcements in October. Earlier this week we reported that beginning in 2020, the carbon dioxide emissions for the travel of all General Assembly participants will be offset. This represents a first for any major geoscience event and, along with a host of other greening initiatives, marks another important step towards minimising the meeting’s environmental impact.

Earlier this month EGU announced the winners of the 2020 awards and medals: 49 individuals who have made significant contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences and who will be honoured at the 2020 EGU General Assembly in May. We also announced the winners of the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards from the 2019 General Assembly.

In October the EGU also hosted its second-annual science policy event in Brussels. The gathering brought together geoscientists and policymakers to provide feedback regarding the themes recently chosen for Horizon Europe, the EU’s next research and innovation framework programme.

The call for abstracts for our annual conference is now open. If you are interested in presenting your work in Vienna in May, please be sure to submit your abstract by 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET. If you would like to apply for Roland Schlich travel support to attend the meeting, please submit your abstract no later than 1 December 2019.

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In November, 2019 EGU members will have the opportunity to vote in the Union's autumn elections. Please check the elections page on our website for more information.

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