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

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Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
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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.


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.

Recent awardees

Urs Schaltegger

Urs Schaltegger

  • 2021
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2021 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Urs Schaltegger in recognition of his fundamental advances in geochronology applied to petrology, geochemistry, mineralogy, and tectonics.


Michael C. Jollands

Michael C. Jollands

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Michael C. Jollands in recognition of his groundbreaking work on ionic diffusion in minerals, with wide application in determining the timescales of geological processes.


Marissa Lo

Marissa Lo

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Marissa Lo Modelling the ascent of picritic lunar magmas


Holly J. Stein

Holly J. Stein

  • 2020
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2020 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Holly J. Stein in recognition of her pioneering development of the rhenium-osmium geochronometer and remarkable array of applications of Re-Os geochemistry.


Pilar Lecumberri-Sanchez

Pilar Lecumberri-Sanchez

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Pilar Lecumberri-Sanchez for groundbreaking research in the field of hydrothermal processes in the geosciences.

Latests posts on the GMPV blog

#EGU22 session in the spotlight: Interior-Surface-Atmosphere Volatile Exchange on Earth and Other Terrestrial (Exo)planets

The #EGU22 abstract submission deadline is approaching surprisingly fast – only 6 weeks are left until you have to decide to which of our many great sessions you want to submit your abstract! But which session will be the best one to fit your research? We will try to help you make this decision by highlighting some of our GMPV sessions within the next weeks! Today in the spotlight, session PS6.1 “Interior-Surface-Atmosphere Volatile Exchange on Earth and Other Terrestrial (Exo)planets“. …


Exploring parachute science in analytical geoscience

During this past October, a team of researchers took part in a “hackathon” organised by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to generate data and new ideas to increase diversity in geoscience. This was an extremely hectic, sometimes stressful but fun and illuminating experience which ultimately culminated in a pilot funding bid (which we learned this week has been successful!). Our idea – GeoCoLab – was to develop a website/app which matched researchers with limited access to analytical facilities …


#EGU22 session in the spotlight: Volcanic hydrothermal systems and hydrothermal alteration

The abstract submission for the General Assembly in 2022 is open now! Our colleagues from the organization were very engaged and we are more than happy to share that the EGU22 is aimed to take place in a hybrid version! To celebrate this opportunity we will highlight some of our many GMPV sessions in the course of the next few weeks, to give everyone a broad overview of the amazing sessions EGU22 has to offer. Abstract submission is open now …


EGU GMPV Campfires – Special Edition: Experimental Petrology Wednesday 1st December 4pm CET

The EGU Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology division’s early career scientists committee is excited to announce out 15th edition of EGU GMPV campfires – Experimental Petrology Special Edition! Our speakers on Wednesday 1st December 4pm CET will be: Kara Brugman Post-doc at Carnegie Institution for Science, Earth & Planets Laboratory Presenting: “Making exoplanet magma: First steps towards connecting the interior to the surface” Alessandro Pisello Post-doc at University of Perugia Presenting: “Experimental petrology for creating a database to decipher extraterrestrial …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the November issue of The Loupe we reflect on the recent COP26 meeting and the new Glasgow Climate Pact and discover what it’s like to be a member of the EGU Policy Working group with Noel Baker! Learn more about EGU’s new Policy Priority Area for 2022-24 Biodiversity and how you can get involved.

You can also watch the free recording of our special webinar about How to build an LGBT+ network in geoscience, available now on our YouTube channel.

Don’t forget to submit your abstract for EGU22, to be held 3 – 8 April 2022! Find out more here as well as information about the registration fees and submit your abstract by 12 January 2022 at 13.00 CET.

In addition this issue also shares the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of November EGU journal highlights.

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