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Division on Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)

President: Francesco Soldovieri, gi@egu.eu
Deputy President: Vira Pronenko, pron@isr.lviv.ua

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.

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

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In early and mid-September, strong earthquakes hit Mexico causing widespread damage and casualties. On the EGU blog, GeoLog, we rounded up the available scientific information on the earthquakes, including commentary by EGU seismologists. Meanwhile, in Bali, Indonesia, authorities have evacuated areas around Agung Volcano, leading to the displacement of over 75,000 people. On the new Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology blog, GMPV Division President Mike Burton writes about the ongoing threat of an eruption at Agung.

This week, with the deadline for session proposals now closed, the EGU Programme Committee is meeting to finalise the session programme for the EGU 2018 General Assembly. Very soon, you’ll be able to start submitting abstracts to the meeting. If you’d like to apply for funding to attend the General Assembly, beware that you’ll have to submit your abstract by 1 December. If you know a school teacher interested in learning more about Earth sciences directly from researchers, make sure to let them know about the next Geosciences Information For Teachers workshop, taking place at the EGU 2018 General Assembly.

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