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

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Division on Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems

Division on Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems

President: Francesco Soldovieri (
Deputy President: vacant

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.

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the April issue of The Loupe, Earth day is in the spotlight amidst the looming climate change crisis. Find out how EGU and fourteen other geoscience organisations around the world have committed to create a just and sustainable future for the planet. As EGU’s Early Career Scientist (ECS) Representative, Anita Di Chiara explains how ECS can get more involved in EGU and the scientific community.

A few weeks to go for EGU22, which takes place from 23-27 May 2022! Registration for on-site participation has now closed, however you can still register to join us virtually till 27 May 2022.

This issue also highlights some of the key science for policy sessions at EGU22, and includes the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of April EGU journal highlights.

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