Lightning strike with a stormchase vehicle used in VORTEX2 in the foreground (Credit: Jonathan Gourley, distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

GI Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems Division on Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems

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Division on Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems
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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

R. Giles Harrison

R. Giles Harrison

  • 2021
  • Christiaan Huygens Medal

The 2021 Christiaan Huygens Medal is awarded to R. Giles Harrison for his outstanding achievements in the development of instruments and new techniques for the study of atmospheric electricity.


Roberto Pierdicca

Roberto Pierdicca

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Roberto Pierdicca for his contributions to the development of innovative methodologies that use augmented- and virtual-reality techniques to make cultural heritage digitally accessible and for environmental monitoring.


Raffaele Persico

Raffaele Persico

  • 2020
  • Christiaan Huygens Medal

The 2020 Christiaan Huygens Medal is awarded to Raffaele Persico for remarkable work on both the theoretical foundations and practical applications of Ground Penetrating Radar technology.

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

Language matters, so this month The Loupe highlights an article about how the lingo of climate change has evolved in the past 120 years, and how it should continue to do so as the scientific understanding underpinning it matures. We also spotlight blogs related to this month’s featured divisions: Atmosperic Sciences and Earth and Space Science Informatics.

The January issue updates members on EGU’s new Science for Policy Working Group and looks forward to numerous virtual (and hopefully some in-person) 2021 policy activities. The resource of the month, a webinar about open access, addresses members’ questions, including how abstracts submitted to vEGU21 are protected.

Last, but not least, the EGU Office is seeking two paid Communications Interns for this spring, and the deadlines for registering for vEGU21 mentoring and submitting a Galileo Conference proposal are both quickly approaching!

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