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OS Ocean Sciences Division on Ocean Sciences

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Division on Ocean Sciences
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Division on Ocean Sciences

President: Johan van der Molen (os@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Sandro Carniel (sandro.carniel@cmre.nato.int)

The Ocean Sciences (OS) Division 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 Early Career Scientists Award for researchers in the early stages of their careers. We also award prizes to outstanding student posters at every General Assembly. The division maintains very strong links with the EGU Publications Committee, and especially with the board of editors of the open access journal Ocean Science (OS). The division also collaborates with other EGU committees in the organisation of relevant topical conferences and summer schools.

Recent awardees

Monika Rhein

Monika Rhein

  • 2022
  • Fridtjof Nansen Medal

The 2022 Fridtjof Nansen Medal is awarded to Monika Rhein for pioneering measurements and analysis of physical and chemical tracers furthering the understanding of ventilation and circulation in the Atlantic subpolar gyre and Deep Western Boundary Current.


Céline Heuzé

Céline Heuzé

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Céline Heuzé for outstanding research in the field of deep sea oceanography and cryosphere interactions.


Richard S. Lampitt

Richard S. Lampitt

  • 2021
  • Fridtjof Nansen Medal

The 2021 Fridtjof Nansen Medal is awarded to Richard S. Lampitt for transformative and interdisciplinary research concerning the ocean biological carbon pump, including measures of organic particle fluxes needed to close the carbon budget in the Twilight Zone.


Marilena Oltmanns

Marilena Oltmanns

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Marilena Oltmanns for outstanding research in the role of the oceans in the climate system.


Channing Prend

Channing Prend

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Channing Prend Zonal asymmetry of Southern Ocean air-sea carbon fluxes

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the October newsletter, researchers explain why disaster risk reduction strategies aren’t as inclusive as we think. We hear from Blaise Nyandwi, lecturer at the University of Goma, how socio-economic vulnerability affects public perception of hazard risk, and three geoscientists explore the many ways that race and natural hazards are linked. EGU Projects Coordination Officer Simon Clark dissects why we keep dismissing droughts and why perceptions of drought vary so widely around the world.

As a reminder, this is the last call to apply for the EGU Outreach Committee sponsored workshops and to register to join the EU biodiversity event – a hybrid event at the European Parliament – that aims to bridge the science-policy divide.

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