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Division on Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences

President: Stéphane Vannitsem (np@egu.eu)
Deputy President: François Schmitt (francois.schmitt@univ-lille1.fr)

Although the geosciences are rife with nonlinearity, the NP division is focused on a series of nonlinear paradigms whose applications cut across the “geospheres”, disciplines.  Examples include deterministic chaos, tipping points, nonlinear waves, similarity across scales (scaling, scale invariance, fractals, multifractals), network theory, stochasticity, predictability and its limits, pattern formation, self-organized criticality, extreme events.  NP geoscience is highly multidisciplinary, it plays an important role in fundamental geoscience.  Applications of NP science include new methodologies, new modelling and new data analysis techniques.

News

NP division at the EGU General Assembly 2019

Dear Colleagues,

The NP division activities at the EGU 2019 were successful with about 380 abstracts, 2 short courses, one interdisciplinary-transdisciplinary session and a Townhall meeting. More than 30 sessions were also co-organized with other divisions (about 650 abstracts), together with several short courses. NP honours have been awarded to Shaun Lovejoy with the Lewis Fry Richardson Medal 2019, and to Maxim Khudyakov and Yan Li for their outstanding posters.

The preparation of the next assembly will start soon (and can be followed at http://www.egu2020.eu) and in this context I would like to remind you that proposals for the NP awards (Lewis Fry Richardson Medal and the Outstanding Young Scientist Awards) should be introduced before June 15, 2019. The link associated to these awards is https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/.

Thank you for all your contributions!

Looking forward to seeing you all in Vienna in 2020!

Stéphane Vannitsem, NP division president

 

NP division at the EGU General Assembly 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The NP division activities at the EGU 2018 were a real success with more than 500 abstracts, 5 short courses, and two interdisciplinary-transdisciplinary session and a townhall. 10 sessions were also co-organized with other divisions (about 300 abstracts). I would like to thank all the conveners and participants for this success.
NP honours have been awarded to Tim Palmer with the Lewis Fry Richardson Medal 2018, and to Davide Faranda with the Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award 2018.

The preparation of the next assembly will start soon (and can be followed at http://www.egu2019.eu) and in this context I would like to remind you that proposals for the NP awards (Lewis Fry Richardson Medal and the Outstanding Young Scientist Awards) should be introduced before June 15, 2018. The link associated to these awards is https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/.

Thank you for all your efforts!

Looking forward to seeing you all in Vienna in 2019!

Stéphane Vannitsem
NP division president

Recent awardees

Shaun Lovejoy

Shaun Lovejoy

  • 2019
  • Lewis Fry Richardson Medal

The 2019 Lewis Fry Richardson Medal is awarded to Shaun Lovejoy for pioneering and leading research on multifractal cascade dynamics in hydrology, climate and weather, leading to a new class of comprehensive stochastic, rather than deterministic, sub-grid models.


Elisa Ziegler

Elisa Ziegler

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Elisa Ziegler Transient simulation of climate variability during the Last Glacial Maximum and the Holocene with an energy balance climate model


Rem-Sophia Mouradi

Rem-Sophia Mouradi

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Rem-Sophia Mouradi A combined orthogonal decomposition and polynomial chaos methodology for data-based analysis and prediction of coastal dynamics

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month the EGU announced the results of the autumn 2019 elections, which included selecting the Union’s next President, General Secretary and Division Presidents. We also opened two calls for geoscience teachers: one to attend a GIFT workshop in March that will be held in conjunction with the 36th International Geological Congress in Delhi, India, and a second for university-level geoscience teachers to attend a teaching focus group meeting associated with the 2020 General Assembly.

Please remember that the deadline for abstracts for the General Assembly is 15 January 2020 at 13:00 CET. Before then, consider renewing your EGU membership to be part of Europe’s largest geosciences union. EGU members are eligible to submit an abstract to the General Assembly and enjoy substantially reduced meeting registration rates, among other benefits.

Applications are now open for the EGU General Assembly Mentoring Programme (deadline: 31 January 2020).

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