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Solmaz Mohadjer (here demonstrating in a classroom) was one of the winners of the 2016 EGU Public Engagement Grants

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EGU Outreach Committee seeking new members

22 February 2018

The Outreach Committee, which coordinates the outreach activities of the EGU, is looking for 3 members.

The Outreach Committee promotes the geosciences and EGU activities among scientists, the non-scientific public, policymakers and other interested individuals and organisations. The committee focuses on public engagement activities, communication with scientists, the public at large, as well as with the media. It also aims to build links with European decision makers, making them more aware of what EGU has to offer. The committee also tries to facilitate interactions and transfer of information within the geoscience community by means other than scientific meetings and publications, such as newsletters, websites, data portals, bulletins, blogs, and social media. Another activity is to identify and highlight societal challenges that can be addressed by the scientific work of the EGU membership and to harness the expertise of the EGU membership to address societal needs.

Successful candidates for the vacancies will preferably have experience in at least some of the following sectors:

  • working in committees
  • mentoring
  • international networking
  • societal and risk issues
  • communication
  • working experience in Eastern Europe
  • planetary and solar system science

Candidates should send a one-page motivation letter to the Chair of the outreach Committee, Nicholas Arndt ( and to the EGU Executive Secretary, Philippe Courtial ( by 18 March.

For further information about the positions, which are voluntary, please contact Nicholas Arndt (

The EGU Outreach Committee is also looking for a new committee chair. You can find more information about it here.