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.
- Two applicants for the GM-ECS representative position have been received. Click the following links to see motivation letters and CVs of:
Announcements for EGU2020
- There will again be a "meet the master" event where you can ask a top scientist all those questions about carreer and life in academia. This year we are deligthed to have Prof. Ellen Wohl, the Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal winner of 2017, as our master. So make sure to come!
- The ECS have suggested a topic for the Great Debate that will take place at next EGU. The topic will be "Slow science vs. fast science" and is aiming to discuss the aspects of the increasing pressure on (especially young) scientist to publish papers. We will keep you updated about the when and where (check also the twitter for the most up-to-date news).
Who we are
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.
Edwin is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research broadly covers understanding and quantifying the physical processes that drive changes in river morphology, including waterfall erosion, strath terrace formation and the impact of extreme flood events. He can usually be found in the analogue modelling laboratory, or exploring remote field sites in Iceland or New Zealand! Follow Edwin on twitter (@EdwinBaynes) for the latest updates on his work.
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.
Andrea is a tectonic geomorphologist at University of Tübingen, Germany. He works as a Postdoc on surface expressions of seaward-concave subduction zone geometry. Andrea has been enjoying and benefiting from the EGU annual meeting ever since 2013 and is very happy with the way things go in the union and now feels to be ready to get his hands dirty to work as GM ECS representative. He is looking forward to do his share with an open-minded and social spirit.
What we do
- Promote social events during EGU. If you have an event that you want to promote or join already established events do not hesitate to get in contact with us. For example, throughout the last years, national young geomorphologists networks (Junge Geomorphologen, BGS) have established 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 (https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/gm/author/kraushaar/) and Jan (https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/gm/author/blothe/) 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 GM division twitter account (twitter.com/egu_gm) is active with over 2400 followers, and an audience that is growing every week. We encourage continued engagement with the account, so please get in touch by tagging us (or contacting Edwin Baynes) in your posts if there is anything you would like to share with the GM and ECS communities.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.