An exciting science program made of 24 themes and 200 sessions has been organized for Goldschmidt 2013, 25-30 August in Florence, Italy. Abstract submission will remain open until 12 April and early registration will end on 25 June.
Deadlines coming up
A diverse range of pre- and post-conference activities has been arranged, including 7 field trips and 14 workshops. The field trips will, for example, take you to the currently very active Italian volcanoes or to the Ligurian ophiolites. Deadline for field trips registration is 12 April.
The various workshops will provide hands on training on different fields of geochemistry. Note that should an abstract be required to participate in a workshop, submission deadline is also 12 April.
The EAG is excited to co-sponsor 3 workshops, organized just before the Goldschmidt 2013 conference. Specifically, the EAG has decided to support students attending the workshops by providing grants up to €200 per student. See each workshop webpage for details on how to apply for a grant.
Liane G. Benning, University of Leeds, has been recently elected Vice-President of the EAG. She has served the council for over five years as Chair of the Communications Committee then as Secretary, and lately as founding editor of Geochemical Perspectives. Liane's energy and dedication to the society have been fundamental to the growth of the EAG.
The Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry are very proud to announce the 2013 Geochemical Fellows. Since 1996, this honorary title is awarded to outstanding scientists who have made major contributions to the field of geochemistry.
The 2013 Geochemical Fellows are: Victoria Bennett, Jérôme Chappellaz, John Eiler, Kenneth A. Farley, Yingwei Fei, Guillaume Fiquet, Kliti Grice, Peter Kelemen, Richard Pancost, Frank Richter and Hisayoshi Yurimoto.
The EAG is proud to co-sponsor sessions of interest to the geochemical community at the EGU General Assembly 2013:
- Stable isotopes in geosciences (IG1)
- Multiproxy organic geochemical and micropalaeontological approaches in Earth Sciences (BG6.2)
- Water vapor isotope advances in observations, models, and measurement techniques (CL2.6/IG11)
- Traditional and non-traditional isotopes in geochronology, thermochronology, cosmogenicexposure dating and ecogeochemistry (IG8/BG1.9/GMPV6/PS9.6)
- Application of stable isotopes in Biogeosciences (BG1.2/IG10)
- Stable isotopes as a tool in (paleo-)climate studies in different environments and by multi-proxi approaches (IG5/CL5.15/SSP4.2)
- Aeolian dust: Initiator, Player, and Recorder of Environmental Change (CL4.2/AS3.15/GM5.2)
- Stable isotopes in atmospheric research (IG4/AS4.12/BG1.4)
- Materials, evolution and dynamics of the mantle (GMPV14/GD6.2/SM6.7)
- Origin, evolution of Earth’s crust and the formation of a habitable planet (GMPV1/GD2.1)
- Paleoclimates records in continental archives (CL1.9)
Each year at the EGU General Assembly, the EAG awards the distinction of Eminent Speakers to one or two prominent mid-carrier scientists. The award consists in a certificate and a €500 honorarium. This year, the EAG is proud to announce Osamu Abe, Nagoya University, Japan, and Nicolas Mangold, University of Nantes, France, as recipients of the Eminent Speakers Award 2013.
This workshop, held on 24-25 August in Florence, is a gathering of researchers investigating three categories of exhumed rocks from subduction zones: 1) high-pressure rocks of the subducted slab, 2) middle and lower arc crust, and 3) the mantle wedge. The program will include scientific presentations (talks and posters) on current research in exhumed terranes, an update on database and archiving progress, and will identify localities and organizers for field forums to be held over the next few years. For more information visit: geoprisms.org/scd/exterra.html or goldschmidt.info/2013/workshops.
The EAG is very excited to announce that its one-year old journal, Geochemical Perspectives, is now available on GeoScienceWorld (GSW), a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive internet resource for research and communications in earth sciences. Through GSW, Geochemical Perspectives will be able to reach a wider audience and readers will have access to tools such as mobile optimization and GeoRef indexing.
Getting absolute ages on geological materials has become key in just every field of the Earth sciences. Authors in the seven papers of this issue, under the guest editorship of Dan Condon and Mark Schmitz, explore the state-of-the-art technological advances that have made geochronology a high-precision and high-accuracy science. This issue should follow in the footsteps of the Zircon issue (volume 3, number 1), which is the most highly cited Elements issue.
An international team of scientists, working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station, has discovered a meteorite with a mass of 18kg embedded in the East Antarctic ice sheet, the largest such meteorite found in the region since 1988.
[By by Chris Pearce] As I sit here watching my columns drip, I thought I’d put together a little writ. It’s about something that’s not always so plain to see; the hidden world of isotope geochemistry. It starts with a rock, water or gas that contains an element of interest with a particular mass. You crush, dissolve, evaporate or ash until it resembles nothing more than… Read more
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