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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 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

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

The August issue of The Loupe explores how existing energy resources inform climate change mitigation. Scientists from the Environmental Defense Fund find that while hydrogen is certainly part of the solution to get to net zero, this fuel of the future may not be as clean as we think. Researcher in energy transition under climate change Jarmo Kikstra discusses the delicate intersections between social and natural sciences, and on World Biofuels Day we look at commercially available biofuels around the world and some new ones under development.

Also in this issue: the EGU Biodiversity Task Force’s seven recommendations to the EU Nature Restoration Law which will now be amended and either passed or rejected by the European Parliament and The Council of the European Union. Finally, apply by 12 September to the EGU Policy Pairing scheme to spend a week in Brussels with a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

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