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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

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 Research Associate at the University of Edimburgh: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BYD112/postdoctoral-research-associate-in-passive-seismology-for-site-characterisation-and-seismic-hazard-evaluation PhD Fellowship at Victoria University of Wellington: We seek two highly motivated students for two separate 3-year PhD scholarships supported through the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge …


Ambient seismic noise and the quest for groundwater

Ambient seismic noise and the quest for groundwater

Groundwater is water stored within permeable geological formations, and nearly a third of Earth’s freshwater supply comes from this source (a). In Africa, the overwhelming majority of distributable freshwater is contained in groundwater, and in the EU, 75% of the population relies on groundwater (b). This dependence on groundwater is steadily rising. As humanity as a whole, figures out how to adapt to the impacts of climate change and population growth on water stress, scientists have projected a 20 – …


Early Career Scientist representative? You might be the next one!

Early Career Scientist representative? You might be the next one!

Why Early Career Scientist (ECS) representatives? The EGU SM division tackles cutting-edge research topics covering a large variety of basic and applied scientific fields in the context of both natural resources and natural hazards. The EGU SM division is a space where one can discuss a wide range of scientific questions and their societal impact. To engage in a forward-looking discussion and strengthen the collaborations within its community, early career scientists are essential. The role of these representatives is to …


Imaging volcanic perturbations induced by large earthquakes

Imaging volcanic perturbations induced by large earthquakes

In a study recently published in Nature Communications [1], an international team led by researchers from the Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP) has sought to better understand how the 2011 Tohoku-Oki mega-earthquake in Japan disrupted volcanic regions, by monitoring the seismic anisotropy in these regions before and after the earthquake. What is seismic anisotropy? A seismic wave propagates in terrestrial rocks at a speed depending on the properties of these rocks. However, within the same rock, the …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

We are looking forward to welcoming all participants to the 2020 EGU General Assembly on 3–8 May in Vienna. In addition to many exciting scientific sessions, the meeting will feature hundreds of short courses and networking events plus a packed exhibition hall!

The 2020 General Assembly will also continue a number of traditions, including the popular Imaggeo Photo Contest. You have until 15 February 2020 to enter your photos and videos for a chance to win fame and fortune – in the form of a free registration to next year’s General Assembly. Another tradition is the annual mentoring programme, which supports first-time conference attendees and helps them assemble their own professional networks. The programme, which only lasts for the duration of the General Assembly, depends on both mentors and mentees signing up; brief applications are due by 8 March 2020.

In case you missed them: here are the winners of the EGU's Best Blog Posts and the Best of Imaggeo 2019 competitions as well as the year’s Top 10 most-read blog posts. (The most read? Think Game of Thrones.)

Do you have a geoscience outreach project you’d like to develop? The call for funding is open until 15 February 2020 for EGU Public Engagement Grants. Winners receive 1500 EUR and one free registration to next year’s General Assembly.

If you’d like to organise a meeting addressing a focused, cutting-edge topic at the frontiers of geoscience research, you have until 29 February 2020 to propose an EGU Galileo Conference.

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