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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.


Alexandre Barboni

Alexandre Barboni

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Alexandre Barboni What can we learn from eddy-induced signatures on sea surface temperature?


Manal Hamdeno

Manal Hamdeno

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Manal Hamdeno Spatio-temporal Variability of the Marine Heatwaves in the Mediterranean Sea over 39 years, and their Possible Physical Drivers


Mia Sophie Specht

Mia Sophie Specht

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Mia Sophie Specht Influence of Subsurface Tropical Instability Waves on Ocean Temperatures in the Tropical Atlantic

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the December newsletter, researchers share new insights from cold and remote regions on Earth. They found that the total ice growth in the Arctic region cannot offset sea ice loss in summer. This helps improve our understanding of the atmosphere–ice–ocean system in a changing Arctic, and the impact this may have on human life.

We also hear from Francesco Avanzi, researcher in meltwater security who tells us why climate change might threaten water security. And EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill highlights 5 things that Europe’s scientific community can do to support evidence-informed policymaking!

Lastly, EGU23 abstract submission deadline is fast approaching (10 January 2023). Check your inbox for the next EGU23 monthly Update from our conference organiser Copernicus, arriving early January. If you miss an Update you can subscribe here.

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