EGU logo

European Geosciences Union

Division on Ocean Sciences
os.egu.eu

Division on Ocean Sciences

President: Karen Heywood (os@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Johan van der Molen (johan.van.der.molen@nioz.nl)

The Ocean Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) has the major objective to provide an attractive and productive environment for scientists from Europe and all over the world to gain progress in the various ocean science disciplines and have beneficial interactions with other fields of Geosciences. For that purpose, we organise with the teams of conveners the ocean science part of the program of the scientific conference that his held every year during the EGU General Assembly. We give special attention to topics cross-cutting with those of other divisions. We recognise deserving colleagues in various stages of their careers with our Award program: the division awards the Fritdjof Nansen Medal to mid or full career scientists and the Outstanding Young Scientists Award for younger scientists. We also award prices to outstanding student posters at every general assembly. The division maintains very strong links with the EGU publication committee, and especially with the board of Editors of the open access journal Ocean Science (OS) l. The division also contributes with the EGU Education and Outreach committee to the organisation of relevant topical conferences and summer schools.

Recent awardees

Anne-Marie Tréguier

Anne-Marie Tréguier

  • 2019
  • Fridtjof Nansen Medal

The 2019 Fridtjof Nansen Medal is awarded to Anne-Marie Tréguier for leading contributions to the numerical modelling of the eddying ocean from the global to the regional scale, and for crucially advancing the understanding of the influence of mesoscale eddies.


Peter Landschützer

Peter Landschützer

  • 2019
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Awards

The 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Awards is awarded to Peter Landschützer for outstanding and game-changing contributions to the quantification of the evolving ocean carbon sink, its variation and its drivers.


Audrey Delpech

Audrey Delpech

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

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Audrey Delpech Mid-depth circulation in the tropical Pacific Ocean


Verónica Morales-Márquez

Verónica Morales-Márquez

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

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Verónica Morales-Márquez Relationship of extreme wave climate with long-term patterns in the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea

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).

Find OS on

Subscribe to

Tweets by @EGU_Ocean