President: Johan van der Molen
Deputy President: Sandro Carniel
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 December issue of The Loupe we learn about the vital importance of mountain glaciers with Harry Zekollari in this month’s special webinar Vanishing Glaciers and seak to ECS Cryosphere Division blogger Larissa van der Laan about her work on glaciers and how she uses science-art in her career as a researcher and artist.
You can also watch the free recording of our special webinar about Digitalk:online (geo)science communication, available now on our YouTube channel.
Don’t forget to submit your abstract for EGU22, which is still intended to be held as a hybrid event 3 – 8 April 2022! Find out more here as well as information about the registration fees and submit your abstract by 12 January 2022 at 13.00 CET.
In addition this issue also shares the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of December EGU journal highlights.