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SSP Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology

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Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology
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Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology

President: Marc De Batist (ssp@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Cinzia Bottini (cinzia.bottini@unimi.it)

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

Elisabetta Erba

Elisabetta Erba

  • 2022
  • Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal

The 2022 Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal is awarded to Elisabetta Erba for research excellence in marine micropalaeontology, Mesozoic stratigraphy and palaeoceanography, and for major contributions to scientific drilling in marine and terrestrial realms.


Yin Lu

Yin Lu

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Yin Lu for outstanding and innovative contributions to lacustrine palaeoseismology and related sedimentary processes.


Andreas Strasser

Andreas Strasser

  • 2021
  • Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal

The 2021 Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal is awarded to Andreas Strasser in recognition of his contributions to the study of shallow-water carbonates and for his success at merging carbonate sedimentology with cyclo- and sequence stratigraphy.


Niels J. de Winter

Niels J. de Winter

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Niels J. de Winter for his outstanding research on the application of µXRF analyses on biominerals to reconstruct palaeo-seasonality during past greenhouse climates.


Mathia Sabino

Mathia Sabino

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Mathia Sabino Environmental change across the onset of the Messinian salinity crisis in the northern Mediterranean (Piedmont Basin, NW Italy)

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The September issue of the newsletter is a special one: the European Geosciences Union turns 20! Read on to hear how EGU President Helen Glaves and EGU Executive Secretary Philippe Courtial reflect on two decades of the Union and the road ahead, while our Division Presidents tell us what this 20-year milestone means to them.

Also in this issue: A much-needed top 5 careers resources made by our EGU community, and a list of the top 10 most useful resources for scientists wanting to impact policy in Europe. Registrations are now open to support EU’s biodiversity targets by bridging the science-policy divide – an in-person and virtual event to help researchers better support the EU’s biodiversity targets and EU Nature Restoration Law.

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