ISSUE 7, JULY 2015
EGU newsletter: Monthly information service for members of the European Geosciences Union
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Granite in La Digue, Seychelles, by Sébastien Sollberger. Find geoscience images (and upload yours!) at


We’ve just opened the call for candidates for the next EGU President/Vice-President and General Secretary. Until 15 September, you are invited to propose a candidate for either vacancy. You are welcome and encouraged to nominate yourself. Also open, until 18 September, is the call for sessions for the EGU 2016 General Assembly. And you still have one more day to submit your request for financial support to organise a geoscience meeting! Follow the links below for more information.


EGU News
General Assembly
Journal Watch
EGU Blogs

EGU News

More EGU news items are available on the EGU website.

EGU 2016 General Assembly logo

General Assembly

The call for sessions for the EGU 2016 General Assembly (17 – 22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria) is now open. Submit your proposals by 18 September.

Journal Watch

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Mapping gas-phase organic reactivity and concomitant secondary organic aerosol formation: chemometric dimension reduction techniques for the deconvolution of complex atmospheric data sets

Biogeosciences (BG)


Evidence for biological shaping of hair ice

Geoscientific Model Development (GMD)

Geoscientific Model Development

14C-age tracers in global ocean circulation models 

EMPOWER-1.0: an Efficient Model of Planktonic ecOsystems WrittEn in R

Earth System Dynamics (ESD)

Earth System Dynamics

Decomposing uncertainties in the future terrestrial carbon budget associated with emission scenarios, climate projections, and ecosystem simulations using the ISI-MIP results 

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS)

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

A contribution to the selection of tsunami human vulnerability indicators: conclusions from tsunami impacts in Sri Lanka and Thailand (2004), Samoa (2009), Chile (2010) and Japan (2011)
Development of a Global Fire Weather Database

Other papers highlighted by the editors of EGU open access journals are available online.

EGU Blogs

GeoLog, the official EGU blog

EGU blog network

EGU division blogs

More posts from the EGU blogs are available at

Hair ice photograph

Press Release: 
Fungus shapes hair ice – Researchers identify fungus responsible for peculiar ice filaments that grow on dead wood


14th International Workshop on Modelling of Mantle and Lithosphere Dynamics (Olerons, France, 31 August – 05 September 2015)
20th International Conference on deformation mechanisms, rheology and tectonics (Aachen, Germany, 07–11 September 2015)
The interaction of fire and mankind (London, UK, 14–15 September 2015)
Fourth International Conference on Fault and Top Seals (Almeria, Spain, 20–24 September 2015)
LuWQ2015, 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on land use and water quality: Agricultural Production and the Environment (Vienna, Austria, 21–24 September 2015)
EuroPlanet: European Planetary Science Congress 2015 (Nantes, France, 27 September – 02 October 2015)
Observing Ecosystem Transition – 10 Years Huehnerwasser / Chicken Creek Catchment (Cottbus, Germany, 28–29 September 2015)
Convective and volcanic clouds detection, monitoring and modeling (Castiglione del Lago, Italy, 04–09 October 2015)

For more geoscience meetings, please check the meetings calendar on the EGU website, where you can also add your own meetings.


Postdoc in integrated analysis of the Cretaceous/Palaeogene boundary, at The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark (apply by 14 August 2015)
Two PhD scholarships (4D seismic analysis; sedimentol. reservoir characterization), at The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark (apply by 14 August 2015)
Faculty Position in Stratigraphy and Sedimentology, Ben-Gurion University, at Department of Geological and Environmental Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel (apply by 15 August 2015)
PhD - student position (soil science, biogeochemistry, ecology), at University of Goettingen, Soil Science of Tropical and Subtropical Ecosystems, Goettingen, Germany (open until position is filled)
PhD student position in middle atmospheric physics in Svalbard, at The University Centre in Svalbard, Norway (apply by 31 August 2015)
Tenured associate/assistant professor position in analytical planetary chemistry, at Institute for Study of the Earth’s Interior (ISEI), Okayama University, Misasa, Japan (apply by 31 August 2015)

For more job opportunities in the geosciences, please check the online jobs platform on the EGU website, where you can also add your job vacancies.

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