The science committee has identified the key theme areas, and the theme convenors have proposed a range of sessions in each theme. Any suggestions for further sessions should be sent before 15 December. Any additional sessions should be broad enough to attract at least 25 abstract submissions, and the approval of all proposed organisers should be confirmed before your proposal is submitted.
If you are interested in running a workshop, short course or town hall meeting then please submit a proposal. The conference office will manage the provision of rooms, audiovisual equipment, catering, delegate bookings and payments; all workshop organisers need to do is publicise their workshop and prepare their materials.
Note that EAG sponsorship is once again available for pre- and post-Goldschmidt2015 short courses or small conferences; EAG funding particularly supports student attendance by providing up to 200 Euros per student. For more information, feel free to contact the EAG Office.
If your membership expires end of 2014, a notification was recently sent to you with a link to renew. However you can also access your member area to renew, or just check the status of your membership or update your details. Please renew your membership before 6 January to make sure you receive the February issue of Elements.
Our membership is the foundation of our society and as EAG strives to serve our members, we endeavour to offer a comprehensive set of membership benefits:
- Reduced registration fees at Goldschmidt conferences
- Subscription to Elements Magazine (in print and online)
- Subscription to Geochemical Perspectives (in print and online)
- From 2015, subscription to Geochemical Perspectives Letters (in print and online)
- Reduced subscription rates for Chemical Geology and Geofluids
- Sponsorship of member-led short courses and conferences
- Sponsorship of students attending short courses and conferences in Europe
- Through the Early Career Science Ambassador Program, travel grants for Early Career Scientists based in Europe to attend conferences outside of Europe
- Member rates for print publications of Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Italian Geological Society and French Quaternary Association
Our fees for 2015 are unchanged and we provide valuable discount through our multi-year membership option, so if you are not a member yet, consider joining.
For the first time, EAG will have a booth (no 2722) at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. If you are attending, please come visit us to find out about our activities and latest initiatives, and pick up some goodies!
As EAG continues to build partnerships within Europe, we are very happy to report signing a:
- Memorandum of Understanding with the German Mineralogical Society (DMG)
- Memorandum of Understanding with the French Quaternary Association (AFEQ)
- Memorandum of Understanding with the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP)
DMG, AFEQ and SIMP members now enjoy the same terms and conditions for organizing society events and registering at European Goldschmidt conferences as EAG members. On registering for European Goldschmidts, DMG, AFEQ and SIMP members will also be given complimentary EAG membership. DMG, AFEQ and SIMP will in turn promote our sponsored events and the Goldschmidt conference.
[By Elizabeth Swanner] November has been a big month for big European science projects, after the successful landing of Philae probe on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. But Cologne, Germany is now home to more than the Rosetta Mission’s Landing Control Center. This spring, a team spearheaded by Prof. Dr. Carsten Münker at the University of Cologne was successful with... Read more
[By Lucie Grousset] Thanks to EAG Sponsorship, I attended last October the Plenary Days of USTV and GDR Verres (two associations for Research and Technology of Glass) in Baccarat (in the East of France). This meeting brought together private companies and universities to share new results and methods about structure and geochemistry of glass. Read more
Geochemistry making the news
[NewScientist] Gale Crater on Mars was once a large lake that could have stuck around long enough for life to get started. New observations from the Curiosity rover, which has been driving around the now-dry crater floor since August 2012, show evidence of multiple cycles of water flowing into a large, shallow lake that could have lasted tens of millions of years. Read more
[New York Times] Ten thousand times a hundred thousand dusty years ago Where now it stands the Plain of Gold did once my river flow. It stroked the stones and spoke in tongues and splashed against my face, Till ages rolled, the sun shone cold on this unholy place. That was the planet Mars as channeled by the folk singer and science writer Jonathan Eberhart in “Lament for a Red Planet.” Ever since the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli thought he spied lines that he called “canali” on Mars in 1877, earthlings’ romantic thoughts about our nearest cosmic neighbor have revolved around water and its possible consequence, Life as We Know It. Read more
[The Huffington Post] Traces Of Carbon In Mars Meteorite Stir Debate About Life On Red Planet | An international team of researchers say they've found evidence of biological activity inside a meteorite that fell to Earth from Mars three years ago--in other words, possible evidence that there was once life on the red planet. But other scientists aren't convinced. The meteorite in question is the "Tissint" specimen, which famously fell on the Moroccan desert on July 18, 2011. Read more
[Universe Today] During the Hadean Eon, some 4.5 billion years ago, the world was a much different place than it is today. As the name Hades would suggest (Greek for “underworld”), it was a hellish period for Earth, marked by intense volcanism and intense meteoric impacts. It was also during this time that outgassing and volcanic activity produced the primordial atmosphere composed of carbon dioxide, hydrogen and water vapor. Read more
[Science Daily] Ancient marine algae provides clues of climate change impact on today's microscopic ocean organisms. A study of ancient marine algae has found that climate change affected their growth and skeleton structure, which has potential significance for today’s equivalent microscopic organisms that play an important role in the world’s oceans. Coccolithophores, a type of marine algae... Read more
- MSc, PhD and Postdoctoral opportunities with the Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network Research Themes: Fragile Ecosystems; Windows into the Earth; Hidden Resources - Multiple universities in Canada
- PhD topics on the theme of Mantle Volatiles - 6 UK universities
- PhD topics related to Rift Volcanism in Ethiopia - 6 UK universities
- PhD position in Earth Science ‘Integration of Geodiversity into Ecosystem Services Frameworks’ - University of St Andrews
- PhD position in biogeochemistry ‘Understanding coral survival in a warmer world; the role of historic coral bleaching’ - University of Glasgow
- PhD position in nutrient biogeochemistry ‘Cycling and burial of the nutrients phosphorus and nitrogen in coral reef deposits’ - Newcastle University
- Graduate Assistantship in Microbial Ecology - Texas A&M University
- PhD position in isotope geochemistry ‘Out of this world! Sulfur cycling in Rio Tinto, Andalucia, Spain: an Earth analogue for extraterrestrial environments’ - University of Stirling
- PhD Project in Geomicrobiology ‘Distribution and activity of microaerophilic, nitrate-reducing and phototrophic iron(II)-oxidizing bacteria in freshwater and marine sediments’ - University of Tübingen
- PhD position in Geomicrobiology ‘Iron reduction by Clostridium acetobutylicum‘ - EPFL
- 2 PhD positions in Soil Environmental Chemistry - ETH Zurich
- Postdoctoral position in experimental petrology/geochemistry - CRPG Nancy
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship or Research Associateship – Geochemical Data Integration - CMIC-NSERC, Laurentian University
- Postdoctoral position in biogeochemistry - IPGP
- Postdoctoral position in Experimental Petrology and Isotope Geochemistry ‘Experimental isotope fractionation during metal-silicate differentiation processes in small bodies’ - OMP, GET, IRAP
- Postdoctoral Researcher in Isotope Cosmochemistry - ETH Zurich
- Postdoc position in marine biogeochemistry - Aarhus University
- Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Metal Isotope Geochemistry - Indiana University
- Postdoctoral Fellow ‘Re-Os geochemistry, shale, hydrocarbons, stratigraphy, sedimentology’ - Colorado State University
- 5 Postdoctoral research fellowships - Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans
- Post-doc in radiogenic isotope geochemistry - Washington State University
- Professor in Geomicrobiology - Aarhus University
More jobs at www.eag.eu.com/jobs.
We thank you for your attention and send our warmest wishes for the Holiday Season!