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Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)

President: Mike Burton,
Deputy President: Andrea di Muro,

The Geochemistry-Mineralogy-Petrology-Volcanology division includes disciplines that are fundamental to, but not restricted to studies of the solid earth. Important themes include the nature, composition, structure of the Earth’s mantle; the composition, origin and evolution of the oceanic and continental crust; the formation and crystallization of magmas; the chemical compositions of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks; element transfer between the surface envelopes of the earth; volcanoes and volcanism. While most of these studies fall in the realm of fundamental research, studies of pollution in the surface or subsurface waters, the formation of ore deposits, and the environmental impact of volcanism are examples of more applied research.


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The GMPV division collaborates with the VGP division of the American Geophysical Union, and with professional societies like the European Association of Geochemistry and the European Mineralogical Union.

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2017 GMPV Awards


Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2017 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to D. Graham Pearson for outstanding contributions to our understanding of the sub-continental mantle, as well as innovations in geochemical techniques.

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Outstanding Young Scientist Award

Outstanding Young Scientist Award

The 2017 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Pierre Lanari for outstanding research in thermodynamic modelling of metamorphic rocks, metamorphic petrology and geochronology. 

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Current issue of the EGU newsletter

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This month, the EGU blog GeoLog featured an interview with EGU President Jonathan Bamber, where he spoke about his plans for the Union, how scientists can stand up for science and how the Union plans to foster the involvement of early career scientists (ECS) in its activities. If you, too, would like to help shape the future of the EGU and contribute to the work it does for the scientific community, feel free to nominate yourself for one of the roles available in the EGU Council by 15 September.

Another important date coming up is September 8: the deadline for submission of sessions and short courses ideas for the EGU 2018 General Assembly. If interdisciplinarity is important to you and your work, know that you can also co-organise your session as an interdisciplinary event.

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