The European Association of Geochemistry, EAG, was officially established in 1985 with the goal of promoting geochemistry internationally and in particular providing a forum for the presentation of geochemistry, exchange of ideas, publications and recognition of scientific excellence.
The EAG is a non-profit organization registered in France and its headquarters are located in Paris, France.
The EAG has established several core activities to support geochemistry internationally:
- The main activity of the EAG is the organization of the Goldschmidt Conferences® on odd years in Europe, in partnership with the Geochemical Society. The Goldschmidt conference is designed as the primary meeting worldwide for the presentation and exchange of scientific ideas in geochemistry.
- The EAG, along with several other geochemically-relevant organizations communicates through and participates in the production of the international journal Elements.
- The EAG publishes Geochemical Perspectives, entirely run and edited by and for the geochemical community. Each issue presents a single article with an in-depth view on the past, present and future of a field of geochemistry, seen through the eyes of a highly respected member of our community.
- The EAG publishes Geochemical Perspectives Letters, a new internationally peer-reviewed journal that publishes short, highest-quality articles spanning geochemical sciences. This journal is entirely run and edited by and for the geochemical community.
- The EAG is affiliated with the journal Chemical Geology, published by Elsevier.
- The EAG recognizes scientific excellence through several awards.
- The EAG sponsors short courses and small conferences.
- The EAG sponsors students wishing to attend short courses and conferences in Europe, and early career scientists based in Europe wishing to attend conferences outside of Europe.
- The EAG has established a Distinguished Lecture Program focusing on Central and Eastern Europe, as well as an Outreach Program with the Geochemical Society.
- The EAG issues press releases about inspirational and socially important topics in geochemistry.
- The EAG partners with several societies to further promote geochemistry internationally.
- Finally, through the EAG website, monthly newsletters (including job opportunities), the EAG Blog and social media (Facebook, Twitter), the EAG supports an expanding web-based presence providing support and networking for geochemists.
The EAG is run by a Council made of seven officer-councillors and nine to eleven councillors.
The officer-councillors include the President, Vice-President, Past-President, Treasurer, Secretary and two Goldschmidt Officers.
The Council is chaired by the President. The Presidential cycle is of six years: two as Vice-President, two as President and two as Past-President.
The EAG also counts nine committees (two of which are shared with the Geochemical Society). Each Committee Chair is a member of the EAG Council.
The society’s operations are carried out by a Business Office Manager, Marie-Aude Hulshoff, based in the Netherlands.