Geodesy and photography! Learn our top 5 tips to get a great science photo, meet the Geodesy Division ECS co-rep Rebekka Steffen and submit your session proposal for EGU22.
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Issue 80, August 2021
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Geoscience for the benefit of humanity and the planet

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Observing and measuring the planet

Using satellites and photographs to understand and communicate about our world

Understanding the Earth relies on having accurate measurements and observations of it – something that researchers in the fields of Geodesy, Geodynamics and Earth and Space Science Informatics really understand. This month we got to hear from Rebekka Steffen, the Geodesy Division’s Early Career Scientist co-representative, about why we all use Geodesy in our daily lives when we activate our GPS, but also how it is essential for understanding how ice sheets affect the shape and behaviour of tectonic plates. We also took a look at how the way scientists observe the Earth through our research can be used for science communication by sharing our Top 5 Tips for what makes a good science photograph for World Photography Day, on the EGUblogs.

Additionally don’t forget to register for free for the 2021 AOGS/EGU Joint Conference on New Dimensions for Natural Hazards in Asia, being held online 20-22 September. Find out more here.

Science Policy

GeoPolicy blog: Key points from the IPCC 6th Assessment

This month’s GeoPolicy blog post summarises some of the key points from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth Assessment Report (AR6). This report provides greater certainty of the threats that we’re facing and clearer warnings than ever before. Read about the current state of the climate and our possible climate futures in the blog post here!

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August’s Science for Policy Newsletter

Looking for a way to jump back into science for policy after the summer break? Don’t miss this month’s Science for Policy Newsletter highlighting important European policy updates and opportunities for geoscientists to get involved with the policymaking process. Read it here.

Journal Watch

“Overall, new geometric and kinematic data favor the interpretation that the Central Iberian curve is not a structure formed by differential vertical-axis rotation as was the Cantabrian Orocline but one formed as a consequence of several competing processes.”

Pastor-Galán et al. 2021, Solid Earth


August EGU journal highlights


Information about the EGU General Assembly 2022 provisional format is now available and the call for sessions is open.

Deadline for session submissions is Monday 6 September 2021, more details here!

Resource of the month

Ocean Conservation

If you want to learn more about the impact human development is having on our oceans, don’t miss this excellent webinar with Rebecca Helm from the Smithsonian Institute and University of North Carolina Asheville. Watch now!

Upcoming Dates

EGU Webinar: Instrument Development for Geosciences Research

Discover the different ways that geoscientists can use radar in their research in this FREE webinar, from forest carbon to soil moisture, with the Early Career Scientists from the Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI) Division. 6 September 2021 at 16.00CEST, register now, here!

Submit an EGU22 Short Course Proposal!

To organise an EGU22 short course, submit your proposal by Monday 6 September 2021! You can also choose a preferred format (online/offline) within the provisional design for the meeting, more details here!

(Past) Life on Mars with Dr. Joby Hollis

Wonder how researchers are looking for evidence of life on Mars? Join Joby Hollis, a planetary scientist at NASA JPL for a special webinar to find out all about it, Wednesday 29 September 2021 at 13.00CEST. Register here!

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