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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.

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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.


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

Rare Earth Elements…..in olivine?

Rare Earth Elements…..in olivine?

The Rare Earth Elements, or REEs, are really important. This is a group of elements including neodymium (used to create strong magnets), cerium (used in catalytic converters), lanthanum (used in electric car batteries), lutetium (used in oil refinery), with the uses of REEs increasing continuously. At the moment, the majority of the world’s supply of REEs comes from a single deposit in Inner Mongolia (China) called Bayan Obo (in Mongolian, bayan means rich, an obo is a sacred stone pile). …


GMPV Campfires co-hosted with ERE Division: Sustainability Talks! Wednesday 16th June @ 11am CEST

GMPV Campfires co-hosted with ERE Division: Sustainability Talks! Wednesday 16th June @ 11am CEST

Together with the Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE) Division we organized a new special edition of Campfires focused on sustainability. The upcoming talks will be held on Wednesday 16th June @ 11am CEST over Zoom and will be divided into three main topics: 1) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS); 2) Sustainable Mining; 3) Urban aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES). Our speakers are: Kieran Gilmore (PhD Student @ Cambridge University) – Carbon Capture and Storage: In the pipeline or still …


GMPV for Sustainable Development – Geothermal Energy

GMPV for Sustainable Development – Geothermal Energy

GMPV and The Sustainable Development Goals In 2015 all United Nations Member States adopted a set of Global Goals, as a universal call to protect our planet, end poverty and ensure that all people can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are called the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 integrated goals aimed at addressing the challenges our society is currently facing considering social, economic, and environmental sustainability. From decarbonization, to disaster risk reduction and natural resources, geoscience and geoscientists can play …


Happy Birthday Mama Etna!

18 May 1971. This date may not mean anything to you at the moment, but it represents a very special day for the evolution of Mount Etna, leaving a deep mark in the recent eruptive activity of the volcano. Exactly 50 years ago, Mount Etna saw the birth of what, only a short time later, was to become the most active crater of the last decades: “The South-East Crater”, the fourth child of Mama Etna! You will undoubtedly have heard …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In May’s issue of the Loupe we are recognising the incredible efforts of our members and volunteers in bringing vEGU21 to fruition and looking ahead to the upcoming year, with new volunteer members of the Early Career Scientist teams, and the fast approaching deadline for the Award and Medal nominations. This issue features two EGU divisions: Geodynamics (GD) and Earth Magnetism and Rock Physics (EMRP).

The Loupe also shares a report by 2021 Science Policy pairing scheme scientist Renée Bichler about her experiences doing a virtual Science Policy pairing scheme placement with MEP Maria Spyraki, and hears from the Earth Magnetism and Rock Physics Division Early Career Scientist Saioa Arquero about her Division’s plans for the future.

In addition to the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of May EGU journal highlights, this issue also highlights the Science Policy events calendar to help you find your next opportunity to build your science policy network.

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