EGU logo

European Geosciences Union

Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
gmpv.egu.eu

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.


pallasite

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

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

#EGU 2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Volcanic and Tectonic degassing

#EGU 2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Volcanic and Tectonic degassing

We are now just two days from the EGU 2020 abstract deadline! If you are still searching for the ideal session – here’s one for you! GMPV 2.2 – Volcanic and Tectonic desgassing – aims to cover a wide range of topics relating to degassing from magmatic, tectonic and volcanic settings. If you haven’t started writing your abstract yet… good luck! The convenors say: Our session is called “GMPV2.2/AS4/NH2/TS13 Volcanic and Tectonic degassing” and it is convened by Nicole Bobrowski …


#EGU2020 sessions in the spotlight: Magma differentiation: crystals, isotopes, and experiments

#EGU2020 sessions in the spotlight: Magma differentiation: crystals, isotopes, and experiments

Today in the #EGU2020 sessions in the spotlight series (our last one before the holidays!), it’s GMPV8.4’s turn: Magma differentiation: crystals, isotopes, and experiments, organised by Frances Deegan (Uppsala University), Ben Ellis (ETH Zurich), Carmela Freda (INGV Rome) and Valentin Troll (Uppsala University). Keynote speaker: Marian Holness (Cambridge University). Crystals that grow in magmatic rocks (either intrusive rocks or lavas) are like flight recorders in aeroplanes –they store information about the physical and chemical conditions they have experienced during growth …


#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Fluid-rock interaction: Kickstarter of metamorphic, deformation and geo-engineering processes

#EGU2020 Sessions in the Spotlight: Fluid-rock interaction: Kickstarter of metamorphic, deformation and geo-engineering processes

Do you like thinking about fluids? Do you also like thinking about rocks? How about fluids and rocks together? If you answered yes to all three of these questions, then here are two suggestions. The first is to ask for a set of these whiskey stones for Christmas (or, even better, just find some talc-schist and put it in the freezer, and marvel at the ability of a kitchenware company to charge so so much for rocks), and the second …


#EGU2020 Sessions in the spotlight: Earthquake swarms and complex seismic sequences driven by transient forcing in tectonic and volcanic regions

#EGU2020 Sessions in the spotlight: Earthquake swarms and complex seismic sequences driven by transient forcing in tectonic and volcanic regions

The abstract submission deadline for EGU 2020 is now 1 month away – so the clock is ticking to pick a session and submit an abstract! If you still haven’t chosen which session to submit to, we are here for you! Every few days, on this blog, a different session in the general GMPV section will be highlighted. Today’s session is truly cross-disciplinary, focusing on earthquakes and seismicity. What do earthquakes have to do with geochemistry/mineralogy/petrology/volcanology you might ask? Well …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month the EGU announced the results of the autumn 2019 elections, which included selecting the Union’s next President, General Secretary and Division Presidents. We also opened two calls for geoscience teachers: one to attend a GIFT workshop in March that will be held in conjunction with the 36th International Geological Congress in Delhi, India, and a second for university-level geoscience teachers to attend a teaching focus group meeting associated with the 2020 General Assembly.

Please remember that the deadline for abstracts for the General Assembly is 15 January 2020 at 13:00 CET. Before then, consider renewing your EGU membership to be part of Europe’s largest geosciences union. EGU members are eligible to submit an abstract to the General Assembly and enjoy substantially reduced meeting registration rates, among other benefits.

Applications are now open for the EGU General Assembly Mentoring Programme (deadline: 31 January 2020).

Find GMPV on

Subscribe to

Tweets by @EGU_GMPV