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Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology

President: Helmut Weissert (ssp@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Marc De Batist (marc.debatist@ugent.be)

The Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology Division (SSP) focuses its activities on all aspects of the sedimentary record. About 70 % of the Earth surface is covered by sedimentary deposits, which are eroded and deposited right at the contact between the solid lithosphere and the atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere. Sedimentary rocks record the history of our planet since almost 4 billion of years and play a pivotal role for our understanding of the evolution of life. This deep-time archive of Earth history is studied with a wide range of analytical techniques providing ever stunning details on the evolution of our planet. Sedimentary basins host important natural resources like coal, gas, oil, ore deposits and groundwater and therefore a better understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes controlling the formation and distribution of sediments and sedimentary rocks is of utmost importance for our society.

Recent awardees

James L. Best

James L. Best

  • 2018
  • Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal

The 2018 Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal is awarded to James L. Best for major contributions to our understanding of physical sedimentary processes and their products in the geological record.


Paul B. Wignall

Paul B. Wignall

  • 2017
  • Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal

The 2017 Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal is awarded to Paul B. Wignall in recognition of his outstanding contributions to our understanding of mass extinction events in the geological record, with an emphasis on the Permian–Triassic mass extinction.


Pinar Güneş

Pinar Güneş

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Pinar Güneş Important Conclusions on the Messinian Salinity Crisis Depositional History of the Eastern Mediterranean Basin


Ye Feng

Ye Feng

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Ye Feng The Messinian evaporites in the Levant Basin: lithology, deformation and its evolution

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month we are highlighting two new studies published in EGU journals. One, published in The Cryosphere, shows how much sea level would rise following the collapse of two Antarctic ice shelves. The other, featured in Biogeosciences, shows that oxygen loss in the coastal Baltic Sea over the past century is unprecedented in the last 1500 years. You can read the press releases for both studies on the EGU website.

Also this month, we have opened the call for candidates for EGU Treasurer: if you'd like to nominate yourself or propose a candidate, you can do so by 15 September.

Finally, if you'd like to apply for financial support from the EGU to organise a meeting, make sure to submit an application by 15 August. This is also the deadline to submit proposals for Union Symposia and Great Debates at the EGU 2019 General Assembly. The deadline for scientific sessions is 6 September.

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