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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 Award

The 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award 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.


Rainer Feistel

Rainer Feistel

  • 2018
  • Fridtjof Nansen Medal

The 2018 Fridtjof Nansen Medal is awarded to Rainer Feistel for creating the rigorous conceptual foundation of ocean thermodynamics through forming a Gibbs function for seawater.


Jan D. Zika

Jan D. Zika

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Jan D. Zika for outstanding research in ocean dynamics, including fundamental advances in our understanding of the ocean’s thermocline circulation and the ocean’s role in climate.


Carine van der Boog

Carine van der Boog

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Carine van der Boog Mechanisms Affecting the Life Cycle of Anticyclonic Eddies in the Caribbean Sea


Félix Margirier

Félix Margirier

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Félix Margirier The next Deep Waters formed in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea will be warmer and saltier than ever!

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month the EGU President Alberto Montanari wrote an open letter to funding agencies with information on the assessment of presentations given at EGU scientific meetings. The letter emphasises that there is no distinction regarding the standing, quality or prestige of oral, poster, or PICO presentations at the EGU General Assembly and recommends that funding agencies do not use presentation type as a criterion for assessing the scientific value of contributions.

In other important news this month, the EGU has launched Weather and Climate Dynamics, a new open-access, two-stage journal with open review dedicated to the publication and public discussion of high-quality research on dynamical processes in the atmosphere. The journal is now open for submissions.

Next month brings two important EGU deadlines. The call for candidates for EGU Union President, General Secretary and Division Presidents is open until 15 September: we encourage EGU members to nominate themselves or propose a candidate. Before that, 5 September is the deadline to submit session proposals and short course ideas to the EGU General Assembly 2020. Contribute to the conference programme by submitting your proposals.

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