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Division on Planetary and Solar System Sciences

President: Stephanie C. Werner (ps@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Özgür Karatekin (ozgur.karatekin@oma.be)

The aim of the Planetary & Solar System Sciences Division of the EGU is the promotion of all fields of planetary sciences, ground-based and space mission exploration of the solar system and beyond,  and related models. PS covers papers on both fundamental and applied topics regarding the exploration of the Solar System. The Division, devoted to Science applications in Space, hosts interdisciplinary contributions on the origins and the evolution of the Solar System and the exoplanetary Systems, as well as ideas for future exploration while largely contributing to outreach and educational activities for all audiences.

News

Science Flash

Science Flash competition comes back during EPSC 2017 in Riga! Science_Flash_EPSC2017.png

Principle?: Present your research in 180s with only one slide in a fun and original way!

When?: September 20, 2017

Registration?: Send an e-mail with your name, your institution and the title of your presentation to ruth-sophie.taubner@univie.ac.at

For more details, check the  flyer (337.3 KB)
 

Workshop for early career scientists!

In the framework of a two days workshop entitled "Space Exploration - Pushing the Frontiers", we will create an exhibition on planetary exploration. The exhibition will travel with the participants to be shown at their university/institution. In groups, we will develop different stations of the exhibition concerning the different planetary bodies, the according space missions, the future plans etc. We imagine the exhibition consisting of posters, videos, multimedia and texts, but there is no limit to the creativity of the participants. Share your knowledge in your area of expertise with other young space scientists, and with laymen, children and colleagues.

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When? The weekend before the EGU General Assembly 22/23 April, 2017.

Where? The University of Vienna.

More information and registration here (1.0 MB)

 

Cosmo Paint

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This year at the EGU General Assembly 2017, a drawing contest will be organized for the children staying at the child care.

More information: here (492.8 KB)

Recent awardees

Agustín Sánchez-Lavega

Agustín Sánchez-Lavega

  • 2020
  • David Bates Medal

The 2020 David Bates Medal is awarded to Agustín Sánchez-Lavega for his exceptional contributions to solar system exploration and planetary atmospheric dynamics, as well as promoting young researchers, advancing interactions with amateur astronomers, and publicising planetary science.


Beatriz Sánchez-Cano

Beatriz Sánchez-Cano

  • 2020
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2020 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Beatriz Sánchez-Cano for her outstanding research on the complex variability of Mars’ ionosphere through multi-instrument and multi-mission data processing, analysis and interpretation, as well as numerical modelling.


Tim Van Hoolst

Tim Van Hoolst

  • 2019
  • Runcorn-Florensky Medal

The 2019 Runcorn-Florensky Medal is awarded to Tim Van Hoolst for seminal contributions to the geodesy and geophysics of the terrestrial planets and satellites and for leadership in planetary geodesy.


John Carter

John Carter

  • 2019
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to John Carter for his discoveries in Martian surface composition, outstanding research on hydrated minerals with implications for Martian climate, and key developments on the analysis of orbital spectral data.


Anna Mittelholz

Anna Mittelholz

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Anna Mittelholz First results from the InSight FluxGate Magnetometer: Constraints on Mars’ crustal magnetic field at the landing site

Latest posts from the SM blog

Follow up on: “The sound of COVID-Silence”

Follow up on: “The sound of COVID-Silence”

Dear colleagues, In the last months, there has been a storm both in traditional and social media about the observation that the Covid-19 lockdown measures cause an unprecedented seismic urban “silence”, which is observed globally on many urban seismic stations. It is the first time that such a protracted noise reduction has been observed on a global scale at the same time. To gather all seismological analyses that arise from this unique period, we are pleased to announce that the …


Seismology Job Portal

Seismology Job Portal

On this page, we regularly update open positions in Seismology for early career scientists. Do you have a job on offer? Contact us at ecs-sm@egu.eu Please, note that other available research positions are displayed on the EGU Jobs Portal. Latest open positions: Two year PostDoc at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: A geological approach to quantifying hazard from rising seas and earthquakes. Fully-funded PhD at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: A geological approach to quantifying hazard from rising seas and earthquakes. PostDoc …


Lockdown in Northern Italy, what did seismology see?

Lockdown in Northern Italy, what did seismology see?

Seismologists are not surprised to see that the coronavirus lockdowns reduce seismic ambient noise; but what is emerging from the data is that the reduction is quite spectacular. This shows that human activities – road and railroad traffic, industrial machinery – account for a significant chunk of background Earth’s vibration: and that is a form of pollution that deserves more attention than it is receiving. In seismically active countries (think Japan, California, Italy) that are equipped with dense seismic networks, …


Seismology Job Portal

Seismology Job Portal

On this page, we regularly update open positions in Seismology for early career scientists. Do you have a job on offer? Contact us at ecs-sm@egu.eu Please, note that other available research positions are displayed on the EGU Jobs Portal. Latest open positions: Postdoctoral Position at the University of Edinburgh, U.K. : https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=052130 PostDoc opportunity, French ANR project EQTIME in collaboration with LMU Munich: https://ds.iris.edu/message-center/thread/6360/ Computational Seismologist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: https://careers-llnl.ttcportals.com/jobs/5256289-computational-seismologist Associate or Senior Editor – Nature Reviews Earth …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month EGU issued an important statement condemning racism—and all other forms of discrimination—anywhere in the world and re-asserting our commitment to improving equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion both within and beyond the geosciences.

A crucial component of anti-racism is sustaining a productive conversation about issues related to equality, diversity and inclusion. In keeping with EGU’s bottom-up structure and philosophy, we welcome diverse voices and opinions and encourage all geoscientists to constructively express their thoughts. In response to recent events, numerous individuals and groups have done so, including:

In celebration of Pride Month, EGU also published an article about risks to safety and other issues that LGBTQIA+ geoscientists face while conducting fieldwork in certain countries.

Since EGU’s founding, the organisation has worked to ensure equitable treatment for everyone in our community. Through our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group, we are working towards our stated goals to increase diversity at EGU events and on EGU committees and boards, and we pledge to continue to foster diversity to advance fundamental and applied geoscience research—to the benefit of the Earth and all humanity.

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