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Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

President: Marian Holness (gmpv@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Evgenia Ilyinskaya (e.ilyinskaya@leeds.ac.uk)

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.

Are you looking for a job within the GMPV see the Job listing sub page here.

Call for GMPV Science Officers and ECS Committee members

We are opening a call for GMPV Division Science Officers and the GMPV Early Career Scientist committee with a deadline of 28 February. Please apply for these roles by emailing the current GMPV President Mike Burton and the incoming GMPV President Marian Holness with a 2 page CV and a short message explaining which role you are applying for, and what your initial plan of action would be.

For Science Officers, your role is to lead one of the following eight research themes in the GMPV programme. This means identifying and contacting potential conveners and encouraging them to propose a session, focussing on the areas indicated in parentheses but not being limited to these. The objective is to ensure that the programme is comprehensive, covering the entire GMPV remit, and that conveners are fully informed about guidelines, best practice and deadlines. Once the abstract deadline is passed, you will help to coordinate any session merging within your theme. At the General Assembly (GA), there will be a meeting of the GMPV Science Officers and you will be invited to join the Division Medallist for dinner. This role provides excellent opportunities for networking, increasing your profile, enriching your CV and helping your community.

The GMPV Early Career Scientists (ECS) committee focusses on networking, social media and social events at the GA and beyond. There are specific roles highlighted below. Please apply for one of the roles by sending Mike Burton and Marian Holness a 2-page CV and short statement of what you would do in the role. You will be invited to a GMPV ECS Committee lunch at the GA. This role provides great networking opportunities and enriches your CV, as well as increasing your knowledge of the GMPV research disciplines and helping the ECS community.

Science Officers and ECS Committee members will be approved at the GMPV Division meeting on Wednesday 10 April lunchtime during the 2019 EGU General Assembly.

GMPV Science Officer Roles

  1. Geochemistry of the Earth and terrestrial bodies (isotopic and geochemical constraints on planetary formation and differentiation)
  2. The mantle-surface connection in Earth's evolution (element cycling; lithospheric processes; destructive and constructive plate boundaries; hotspots and LIPs; kimberlites) 
  3. Deep Earth processes (deep Earth dynamics and mineralogy; geomagnetism; the core/mantle boundary)
  4. Low temperature mineralogy and metamorphism and fluid-rock interactions (experimental studies; shallow crustal processes and ore deposits; environmental geochemistry and mineralogy)
  5. Crustal evolution (metamorphic petrology: field, numerical and experimental approaches; timescales of metamorphic and igneous processes)
  6. Igneous petrology (crustal magma transport and storage; field, numerical and experimental approaches)
  7. Volcanic monitoring, observations and recent eruptions (support of long running sessions and response to new eruptions)
  8. Volcanic field studies, impacts and risk mitigation (volcanic deposits; risk maps; societal impacts; ash and aviation)

GMPV ECS Committee Roles

  • ECS Committee Coordinator/ Chair (responsible for linking the ECS committee to the GMPV President and the EGU ECS Officer)
  • ECS committee member for Twitter (aiming for 2 tweets per week from the GMPV twitter account, and coordinating live tweeting during GA from all GMPV ECS)
  • ECS committee member for Facebook (aiming for 2 posts per week, and coordinating posts during GA from all GMPV ECS)
  • ECS committee member Blog Editor (aiming for one new blog per month)
  • ECS committee member GMPV Web page editor (aiming for fortnightly updates)
  • ECS committee member for social events (aiming for 1-2 events at GA and perhaps another during other meetings)

Recent awardees

Daniela Rubatto

Daniela Rubatto

  • 2019
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2019 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Daniela Rubatto in recognition of fundamental and far-reaching accomplishments in metamorphic petrology, mineralogy, geochronology and tectonics.


Evangelos Moulas

Evangelos Moulas

  • 2019
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Awards

The 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Awards is awarded to Evangelos Moulas for his research on understanding and quantifying the dynamic coupling of rock mechanics, solid state diffusion and metamorphic reactions.


Mahyra Tedeschi

Mahyra Tedeschi

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Mahyra Tedeschi Petrochronology of UHT garnet-free granulites: Linking zircon geochemistry to metamorphic reactions


Tom Winder

Tom Winder

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Tom Winder The importance of pre-existing structures and stresses to dike-induced earthquakes: The 2014-15 Bárðarbunga-Holuhraun rifting event, Iceland


Andrew Putnis

Andrew Putnis

  • 2018
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2018 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Andrew Putnis for outstanding contributions to our understanding of mineral transformations and mineral-fluid interactions.


Alexandra Gutmann

Alexandra Gutmann

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Alexandra Gutmann Bromine Chemistry in volcanic plumes – Development of in-situ denuder sampling techniques for hydrogen bromine


Caron Vossen

Caron Vossen

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Caron Vossen Can we predict seismogenic failure of single-phase magmatic liquids?


Estelle Bonny

Estelle Bonny

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Estelle Bonny A new perspective on lava lake dynamics from thermal remote sensing


Lisa de Ruiter

Lisa de Ruiter

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Lisa de Ruiter Quartz dissolution and M-S-H cement precipitation in a high pH ultramafic system


Anja Schmidt

Anja Schmidt

  • 2018
  • Arne Richter Awards for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2018 Arne Richter Awards for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Anja Schmidt for ground-breaking research in the field of volcanology and on the impacts of volcanic eruptions.

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Magmatic processes at divergent plate boundaries in space and time

#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Magmatic processes at divergent plate boundaries in space and time

Do you feel like a journey through time and space, all from the comfort* of a seat in the Austria Centre Vienna? (*comfort not guaranteed). Does your dream holiday involve Iceland, and not for Game of Thrones reasons? Are you jealous of those scientists who spend 12 hours in a tiny submarine just to look at the ocean floor and pick up some basalt? Then here is the session for you at the 2020 EGU conference! Philipp Brandl (GEOMAR, Kiel) …


#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Hotspots, LIPs and LLSVPs: a global investigation with joint constraints from geochemistry, seismology and geodynamics

#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Hotspots, LIPs and LLSVPs: a global investigation with joint constraints from geochemistry, seismology and geodynamics

The Earth Sciences are so broad, that sometimes we can end up forgetting the other parts of it exist. We can get so focused on our field that we forget there might be other people working on really similar things, who might have something really useful to say. The EGU conference is great for solving this problem – it’s big enough to bring together all sorts of Earth scientists, but still small enough that you can have a chat without …


#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Continental Rift Evolution: from inception to break-up

#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Continental Rift Evolution: from inception to break-up

Breaking up is hard, but sometimes it’s the right thing to do. Sometimes it might look like a breakup is about to happen, or it might even begin to happen, then be saved part way through. Sometimes breakups start with a small area of weakness, which grows into something much bigger. If your first thought reading this was ‘continental rifts’ or ‘this guy clearly knows nothing about continental rifts’ (which would be fair) then we have an #EGU2020 session for …


#EGU2022 Sessions in the Spotlight: GMPV1.3, Advances in microanalysis: Insights into nanoscale trace element heterogeneities

#EGU2022 Sessions in the Spotlight: GMPV1.3, Advances in microanalysis: Insights into nanoscale trace element heterogeneities

One of the great things about geology is how it incorporates observations from the huge to the tiny. We can think on the scale of whole earth (or even bigger), continents, regions, outcrops, rocks, crystals or atoms, and everything in between. If you are in the latter groups, you are probably following closely the amazing developments in microanalysis that seem to happen every year, allowing us to image smaller and smaller things with better resolution, detection limits and flexibility than …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month the EGU held its first science-policy pairing scheme, during which a Union member provided scientific testimony and worked alongside a Member of the European Parliament for two days in Brussels. We also published a new policy report summarising the key outcomes from EGU's 2019 science policy event, Shaping EU Missions: bridging the gap between geoscience and policy, held in Brussels in October.

In other news, we have opened the call for applications for EGU Public Engagement Grants (due 15 February 2020) and for EGU Galileo Conference proposals (due 29 February 2020). We also announced a job vacancy at the Union office for a Chief Strategy & Finance Officer. The deadline for applications is 8 January 2020.

If you’d like to apply for funding to support travel to the General Assembly next year, please submit your conference abstract by 1 December 2019.

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