Celebrating geoscientists who see the unseen!
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Issue 95, November 2022
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Celebrating geoscientists who see the unseen…

…and push for change to secure the future

Some 142 years ago, German scientist Alfred Wegener was born. He spent most of his life defending a shocking theory: that all the world’s continents were once part of the same land mass before they drifted away. How did Wegener come to his theory of continental drift? He was willing to see what others couldn’t, and now his theory forms one of the bedrocks of modern geology. Fast forward to today, as we also meet Morelia Urlaub, researcher of underwater landslides, a phenomena otherwise unseen by humans, in this month’s Geotalk blog.

Also this month Sustainable Energy Geoscientist Munira Raji reflects on attending the UN’s COP27 in Egypt, discussing how geoscientists can help shape the energy transition using geoscience diplomacy tools and EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill describes what happened during our special EU Parliament event, ‘Supporting the EU’s Biodiversity Targets by Bridging the Science-Policy Divide’.

Lastly, don’t forget to check your inbox for the next EGU23 monthly Update from Copernicus, arriving early December. If you miss an Update you can find them here where you can subscribe if you don’t already receive them.

Science Policy

GeoPolicy: A new step to build robust science-for-policy ecosystems in Europe

The European Commission recently published a Staff Working Document that aims to help Member States build capacity to use scientific knowledge more effectively in their policymaking processes. This month’s GeoPolicy Blog post provides a summary of the Staff Working Document, outlining key science for policy challenges and the EU instruments, resources and policy frameworks that can help Member States overcome them.

Science meets Regions Pairing Schemes

This month, EGU coordinated its 2022 Science-Policy Pairing Scheme with the selected EGU member, Elias Symeonakis and MEP Norbert Lins, the results of which will be shared with readers next month. Due to their many benefits, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has selected nine pairing projects from seven Member States to support this new Science meets Regions 2.0 element. Read more about these projects here!

Journal Watch

“In addition to outlining these best practices in geodynamic numerical modelling, we have shown how to apply them in a modelling study. Taking these best practices into account will lead to clearly communicated, unambiguous, reproducible geodynamic modelling studies.”

van Zelst et al, 2022 Solid Earth


November EGU journal highlights


EGU announces its 2023 awards and medals!

EGU has named the 47 recipients of the 2023 Union Medals and Awards, Division Medals, and Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awards, view the full list here.

Resource of the month

Remote Sensing Applications

How can scientists best use remote sensing applications? Watch our free EGUwebinar on YouTube as GI Division share some practical tips and examples relating to soil moisture, flooding, permafrost and subsidence.

Upcoming Dates

EGU23 Artists in Residence

Apply to be one of EGU’s Artists in Residence by 5 December. Submit your application here.

Last call for ESA-EGU Award nominations for Earth Observation Excellence

Nominate an Early Career Scientist (ECS) or team that contributes to the innovative use of earth observations by 7 December, learn more here.

EGU invites tenders for a peer review training programme for Early Career Scientists!

EGU are seeking trainers to provide a peer review training programme for approximately 50 of our ECS members in an online format. Submit your training proposal here by 9 December.

Apply to work as an EGU23 conference assistant

EGU’s conference provider Copernicus invite you to apply for a paid job as a conference assistant at the EGU23 in Vienna, 23–28 April, 2023. Only open to applicants with an EU or Swiss passport. Apply by 16 January 2023!

EGU Blogs

Communicating climate change

Climate: Past, Present & Future Division blog

Inclusive fieldwork: issues to care about

Hydrological Sciences Division blog

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