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Welcome to a new Imaggeo!

9 December 2013

The EGU’s open access geoscience image repository has a new and improved home at We have redesigned the website to give the database a more modern, image-based layout and have implemented a fully responsive page design. This means the new website adapts to the visitor’s screen size and looks good on any device (smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops).

But it is not only the new design that makes Imaggeo look great. The database draws from all geoscientists and photographers who have submitted incredible images (and, more recently, short videos) to Imaggeo over the years. We encourage everyone to upload their own geoscience images to the website to make the database even richer.

As it was the case in the past, all Imaggeo material is copyrighted under a Creative Commons licence, meaning it is owned by the individual creators who originally uploaded it to the database. In the new website, users interested in submitting photographs or videos will be able to choose from a variety of attribution licences. Users can now also connect to Imaggeo through their social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn).

Despite extensive testing, as with any newly launched website, the new Imaggeo is bound to have some bugs and glitches. If you find any problems, please report them to the EGU Webmaster and System Administrator Robert Barsch at

More information

Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access geosciences image repository. All geoscientists (and others) can submit their photographs and videos to this repository and, since it is open access, these images can be used for free by scientists for their presentations or publications, by educators and the general public, and some images can even be used freely for commercial purposes.

All the material in this database is copyrighted under a Creative Commons Attribution licence, which means that Imaggeo content is owned by the individual creators and that they must always be credited when their content is used. People interested in submitting material to Imaggeo can also choose a more restrictive licence, such as Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike licence.

The EGU would like to thank Konstantinos Kourtidis for coming up with the idea for Imaggeo and for designing and coordinating the database from 2007–2013. We also thank André Roquette for designing the new website and Robert Barsch for implementing it.


Bárbara Ferreira
EGU Media and Communications Manager
Munich, Germany
Phone +49-89-2180-6703


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