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About EGU

EGU, the European Geosciences Union, is Europe’s premier geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the geosciences and the planetary and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. It was established in September 2002 as a merger of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and the European Union of Geosciences (EUG), and has headquarters in Munich, Germany.

It is a non-profit international union of scientists with over 12,500 members from all over the world. Membership is open to individuals who are professionally engaged in or associated with geosciences and planetary and space sciences and related studies, including students and retired seniors.

The EGU has a current portfolio of 14 diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open-access format, and organises a number of topical meetings, and education and outreach activities. Its annual General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 10,000 scientists from all over the world. The meeting’s sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate change, and renewable energies.

About GeoLog

GeoLog is EGU’s official blog. It regularly brings readers information about the Union and its activities, particularly its General Assembly. Other posts include Imaggeo on Mondays, a weekly highlight of a picture from EGU’s open-access image repository, Imaggeo, and the monthly (bylined) Geosciences column, featuring recent research in the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

Guest and opinion posts also have a place on the blog. They are by-lined and clearly labelled by a blue vertical bar on the left-hand side of the text. They express the personal opinion of the author, whose views may differ from those of the European Geosciences Union.

The main contributors to this blog are Bárbara Ferreira, EGU’s Media and Communications Officer, and the 2012 Science Communications Fellow, Edvard Glücksman. If you’d like to write a post, please contact Bárbara.

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