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Early Career Scientists

About two third of all EGU General Assembly participants are Early Career Scientists (ECS). This vital part of the scientific community is what this website is devoted to. Through the ECS representatives you can have a voice across the EGU realm. On this website we keep you up to date and inform you about our goals and communication channels.

Hot news

  • Call for ECS representative candidates

The GM Division has announced an open call for candidates to fill the position of GM Early Career Representative for the upcoming two years. o propose yourself as a candidate for the ECS representative role please send an email to, including the subject GM ECS CANDIDATE, attaching a short plain text summary of your background (< 70 words), motivation statement (< 100 words) and picture of yourself. You can find details about the role of ECS representatives here: Send your contribution in by no later than 15 December 2017.

  • Looming deadlines

15 December 2017 – GM ECS Represenative candidate

31 January 2018 – EGU Mentoring Programme (

10 January 2018 – EGU 2018 Abstract submission (


Who we are

Michael Dietze  micha.jpg Annegret Larsen annegret.jpg
Micha is a post doctoral researcher at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ Potsdam. He works in the Geomorphology section and is focused on Environmental Seismology, i.e., exploiting the seismic signals emitted by Earth surface processes to detect, locate, track and quantify the processes that shape our planet. He contributed to the EGU conference by organising/co-convening several sessions and has served as representative of the German Young Geomorphologists a few years ago. Annegret is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Her research broadly covers sediment transport on hillslopes, fluvial systems and the linkages between them.  Most recently, she is working on biogeomorphic feedbacks in streams and floodplains. Annegret has been (co-) convening several sessions at the EGU annual meeting. Annegret is also part of the women in geoscience network and passionate about diversity in geoscience.
Wietse van de Lageweg   Eric Pohl eric.jpg
Wietse is a post-doctoral researcher at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He works in the Faculty of Geosciences on Earth surface processes in fluvial and coastal environments. By employing a variety of approaches including flume experiments, numerical modelling and field observations, he aims to get a better understanding of sediment-biota interactions, the relation between vegetation and river flood events, and coastal response to changes in sea level and wave climate. Learn more about Wietse’s work at or follow him @WietseLageweg. Eric is a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE) in Paris-Saclay. He works on various aspects of cold region landscapes related to climate change and variability. A central point of his work is the numerical modeling of the hydrological cycle, and the heat transfer from the atmosphere into the ground in permafrost regions. Ultimately, he aims for a better understanding of climate-landscape interactions.

What we do

  • Social event during EGU. Throughout the last years, we are happy to provide (driven by national Young Geomorphologists networks) the offer of a zero-hierarchy social event during the General Assembly. This event aims at bringing together young and not any more so young researchers with geomorphology as shared background. The event typically takes place at the cosy Mozart Stüberl, which tends to be fully crowded with a buzzing international crowd. See the Hot News from time to time to see the upcoming scheduling of the event.
  • Bridging divisions at and beyond EGU. Geomorphology is an integrative discipline, heavily reaching out to neighbouring and more remote disciplines. As such, it is our goal to facilitate this nature of geomorphology also in the realm of the EGU. We do this by coordinating joint workshops, co-organised sessions, and interactions with other Divisions’ ECS representatives. 
  • Conveying ECS’ needs to the respective targets. It is our immediate role to serve you ECS in linking you with the partners adequate to address your questions and ideas. 
  • Building a European-wide network of geomorphology enthusiasts. There is a wealth of nationally organised networks of young scientists with a geomorphic background. We see it as essential to bring together these networks and connect them at European level. We foster joint networking events, cooperatively organised EGU-wide workshops and mutually invitations to the respective national group meetings.


Channels of outreach 

  • We contribute to the EGU-Blog, run by Sabine ( and Jan ( through, e.g., interviews by GM ECS. We have started this by posting the interviews of the GM division president candidates before the recent election, and several more are in the making.
  • The twitter account ( is active (2000 followers), and promotes the blog posts. The twitter account revival has started off really well, and we are aming at continuing it. Engage with it, by re-twittering and raising your colleagues’ and friends’ attention to it.
  • Mailing list
    The GM ECS group has a mailing list, which can be used for communicating and sharing essential information. It is a moderated list, and responsibilities are hosted above the ECS Representative level. If you are not yet included in this mailing list and want to become part of it, let us know. If you wish to circulate your contents via this mailing list, please send it to, where it will be checked for validity and forwarded to the mailing list coordinator. Thus, include a processing window of a few days before your message will be made available to the envisioned audience.