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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.


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 Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award 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) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award 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) Award

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

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month the EGU President Alberto Montanari wrote an open letter to funding agencies with information on the assessment of presentations given at EGU scientific meetings. The letter emphasises that there is no distinction regarding the standing, quality or prestige of oral, poster, or PICO presentations at the EGU General Assembly and recommends that funding agencies do not use presentation type as a criterion for assessing the scientific value of contributions.

In other important news this month, the EGU has launched Weather and Climate Dynamics, a new open-access, two-stage journal with open review dedicated to the publication and public discussion of high-quality research on dynamical processes in the atmosphere. The journal is now open for submissions.

Next month brings two important EGU deadlines. The call for candidates for EGU Union President, General Secretary and Division Presidents is open until 15 September: we encourage EGU members to nominate themselves or propose a candidate. Before that, 5 September is the deadline to submit session proposals and short course ideas to the EGU General Assembly 2020. Contribute to the conference programme by submitting your proposals.

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