Archive | February, 2011

[Edit 1 March] Pre-registration deadline has now passed. On-site registration will be available.

28 Feb

[Edit 1 March] The deadline for pre-registration has now passed. You will be able to register on-site at the Austria Center Vienna from Sunday 03 April.

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Imaggeo on Mondays: Grand Prismatic Spring

28 Feb

Grand Prismatic Spring by Ioannis Daglis distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Detail of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Every geoscientist who is an amateur photographer (but also other people) can submit their images to this repository. Being open access, it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Don’t forget you can enter the EGU GA 2011 Photo Competition until the 11th March. However, you need to be pre-registered for the EGU GA 2011.

Photo Competition at EGU General Assembly 2011

24 Feb

For the second year there will be a photo competition at the EGU General Assembly. Last year’s winner, along with 2nd and 3rd place can be seen on the EGU GA 2010 Photo Competition page. The winning photograph “Patterns in the Void” from Christian Klepp is also below.

You can submit UP TO TWO photos until FRIDAY 11 March 2011 at the Imaggeo Photo Competition Submission Page. However, you must be pre-registered for the EGU GA 2011 to submit photos. Further details are available from the Submission Page, copied below.

Copyright: If you submit your images to the EGU2011 photo competition, you also are submitting the photos to the EGU Photo Database, Imaggeo. Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Being open access (see copyright/terms and conditions), it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to Imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licensed and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence. If a winning entry, you also agree for the photo to be exhibited at the EGU GA 2011 in Vienna 03-08 April 2011.

Format: The photo should be in jpg, tif, png or gif format. For 4:3 pictures, the resolution should be 1500 X 1125 pixels minimum. Pictures in the format 3:2 should be 1800 X 1200 pixels minimum. Maximum file size is 100 Mb.

Patterns in the Void by Christian Klepp

Patterns in the Void. Image by Christian Klepp distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

Short Courses at the EGU General Assembly 2011

23 Feb

There are nine Short Courses at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011.

Short courses are opportunities to learn about a subject or further your knowledge in a particular area, the length of the courses ranges from 1.5 hours to a whole day. The short courses at this year’s General Assembly are listed below. Some courses (SC5, SC6, SC7) require contact with the convenors in advance of the GA, the convenors of SC2 would appreciate expressions of interest in advance of the GA.

SC1/IG15 Interactive workshop on stable isotope analytical systematics Fri, 08 Apr, 13:30–17:00.

SC2/IG16 Laser-based Isotope Ratio Analyzers: From the User Perspective Thu, 07 Apr, 14:30–19:00.

SC3/NH11.1 Hydrodynamics of Tsunami Waves Wed, 06 Apr, 10:30–12:00.

SC4/NH11.2 Time-Series Analysis: how to apply and interpret the Fast Fourier Transform Thu, 07 Apr, 15:30–17:00.

SC5/HS11.1 How to write (and publish) a scientific paper in hydrology Tue, 05 Apr, 17:30–19:00.

SC6/HS11.2 Short-course on field instrumentation in research catchments (external) Sun, 03 Apr, 09:00–18:00.

SC7/GMPV58 Short Course on Technologies for Remediation of Recalcitrant Compounds: ISCO, ISCR and Bioremediation Wed, 06 Apr, 08:30–12:00.

SC8 The Role of Emulation in Managing Uncertainty in Complex Geophysical Models Wed, 06 Apr, 15:30–17:00.

SC9 The Role of Emulation in Calibration of Complex Geophysical Models Wed, 06 Apr, 17:30–19:00.

Christchurch NZ Earthquake

22 Feb

You may have seen that there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 that struck Christchurch, New Zealand at 1251 local time on Tuesday. Christchurch experienced an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 in September 2010.

For more information you may be interested in the following links:
The USGS and BGS have information pages on the 22 February earthquake. The New Zealand Herald reports that ice was shaken loose from the Tasman Glacier at Aoraki Mt Cook National Park [link] and has more reports and images from Christchurch itself on its website.

In New Zealand itself, <GNS Science is the relevant government agency (the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited). They have pages on the 4 September 2010 Earthquake and Earthquake Monitoring in New Zealand.

Earthquakes and related topics at the EGU General Assembly 2011 fall under the Seismology Division , the Earthquakes and Tectonics section of the Tectonics and Structural Geology Division and Earthquake Hazards section of the Natural Hazards Division.

EGU General Assembly 2011 Programme

22 Feb

The EGU GA 2011 Programme is now online.

The scientific programme of the General Assembly 2011 includes Union Symposia, Interdivision Sessions, Educational and Outreach Symposia, as well as oral and poster sessions on disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics covering the full spectrum of the geosciences and the space and planetary sciences. Furthermore, Key Note and Medal Lectures, Great Debates in the Geosciences, Short Courses, Townhall Meetings, and Splinter Meetings complete the overall programme.

There are five different approaches to access the programme in your preferred way:

Meeting Programme: Online view of the oral and poster sub-sessions, their time and location, sorted by conference days and programme groups;
Session Programme: Online view of the sessions and their oral and poster sub-sessions, sorted by programme groups and session numbers;
Personal Programme: Online tool to generate your own personal programme by selecting specific presentations or sessions. To be printed, saved in the Copernicus Office (for later recall or modification), or generated as PDF;
Papers of Special Interest: Listing of those abstracts which were selected by the respective Conveners to be of special interest for the press & media representatives.

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna for the General Assembly 03-08 April 2011.

Imaggeo on Mondays: Vatnajokull glacier from a plane

21 Feb

Vatnajokull glacier from a plane

Image by: Lamquin Nicolas ,CNRS/IPSL LMD, Paris – France , distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence. The third biggest ice cap in the world, the Vatnajokull in Iceland, seen from plane, taken October 1, 2008.

Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Every geoscientist who is an amateur photographer (but also other people) can submit their images to this repository. Being open access, it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

European Geosciences Union Publications

18 Feb

The EGU has been a pioneer in open-access publications, the mission statement can be found on the publications page of the EGU webpage. This is alongside EGGS, the EGU newsletter.

There are currently 16 open access peer-reviewed journals, each with their own homepage which can be found on the publications page.

On Fridays, articles from the journals will be highlighted along with research presented at the EGU General Assembly 2011.

Registering for the EGU General Assembly 2011

16 Feb

Registration is open for the EGU GA 2011. Registration includes participation in the meeting, free local transport from Monday – Friday, 04 – 08 April 2011 (not valid for day tickets and accompanying persons), the information & schedules book, along with the abstract USB flash drive. Pre-registration closes on 28th February 2011.

The General Assembly is held at the Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria. A floor plan of the EGU GA 2011 will be available shortly.

For information on accommodation options, see the Accommodation page on the EGU GA 2011 website.

Imaggeo on Mondays: Asphalt Volcano

14 Feb

Asphalt Volcano in the Gulf of Mexico

Image by: MARUM Research Center Ocean Margins, Bremen University, Germany, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

In many areas of the Gulf of Mexico asphalt seeps from the sea floor and offers a biotope for diverse organisms.

Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Every geoscientist who is an amateur photographer (but also other people) can submit their images to this repository. Being open access, it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.