New membership and networking platform for EAG members

Call for award nominations: deadlines are coming up

Geochemistry Fellows and R. Berner Lecture: Submit by 31 October
Urey, Science Innovation and Houtermans Awards: Submit by 15 November

Latest Geochemical Perspectives: Geology, Policy and Wine – The Intersection of Science and Life

2021 Award nominations: several changes introduced

Recognition of scientific excellence, achievement and contributions is important at all stages of a scientist’s career. Should you know of any deserving colleagues, nominate them for the EAG Urey, Houtermans or Science Innovation awards, the Geochemistry Fellowship or the R. Berner Lecture.

Several changes have been made to nomination requirements and eligibility for the 2021 awards, and nominators are encouraged to consider achievements in the broadest sense. See the nominations page for further information on the different awards and how to submit a nomination.

Nomination deadline for Geochemistry Fellows and R. Berner Lecture: 31 October
Nomination deadline for EAG Award: 15 November
Find out more and make a nomination

EAG Short Course and Conference Sponsorship: apply by 30 November

The Short Course and Conference Sponsorship Program is open to EAG members organizing a short course or small conference in Europe focused on special topics or techniques from the broad field of geochemistry.

For the 2021 program, applications for online as well as hybrid and in-person events will be considered. If you a member organizing an event in 2021, submit your application by 30 November. Find out more

Council elections: your vote matters

Two councillor positions will open in the 2021 Council and EAG members are invited to cast their vote and select their favourite candidates – see the slate of candidates.
EAG councillors are crucial for determining the future of the association and of the Goldschmidt Conference, so your vote matters!
Voting will close on 28 October. Find out more

New editor at Geochemical Perspectives Letters

The Geochemical Perspectives Letters editorial board are delighted to welcome Tanja Bosak (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), an experimental geobiologist who uses modern microbes to understand the formation and preservation of morphological, compositional and isotopic biosignatures throughout Earth history. Find out more

New partnership between EAG and IAVCEI

The EAG works with many other learned societies to promote geochemistry internationally and is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI), offering benefits to members of both organizations and strengthening the links between our communities. Find out more

EAG Deadlines

31 October: Geochemistry Fellows and R. Berner Lecture nomination deadline
15 November: Urey, Science Innovation and Houtermans Awards nomination deadline
30 November: EAG Short Course and Conference Sponsorship application deadline
1 December: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

Goldschmidt2021 Deadlines

1 February: Grant application deadline (submission not open yet)
12 February: Abstract deadline (submission not open yet)

Recently published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, Open Access EAG Publication

Zirconium isotopic composition of the mantle through time
S.Y. Tian, F. Moynier, E.C. Inglis, J. Creech, M. Bizzarro, J. Siebert, J.M.D. Day, I.S. Puchtel

Latest Geochemical Perspectives: ‘Geology, Policy and Wine – The Intersection of Science and Life’

This is a somewhat unusual Geochemical Perspectives issue in that it covers a broad range of academic, governmental, policy, wine, and celestial activities touched on during a 40 year career. From personal experience, Larry Meinert recounts his academic development, work in the US Congress, management of the energy and mineral resource functions of the US Geological Survey, helping to shape high level governmental policy, exploring resource issues beyond Earth to the Moon, Mars, and Asteroids, and last but not least the making of fine wine. READ MORE

Geochemical Perspectives is an Open Access EAG publication.

Latest Elements: ‘Lithium: Less is More

Lithium was created during the Big Bang at about 13.8 Ga. Lithium is concentrated in Earth’s upper continental crust and in 124 mineral species, the greatest mineralogical diversity being found in pegmatites. Lithium occurs naturally in two isotopes, 6Li and 7Li, which are readily fractionated, thus becoming sensitive to geological and environmental processes. Closed-basin brines (58%) and pegmatites plus related granites (26%) constitute the main sources of exploitable lithium worldwide. Life as we know it at the start of the 21st century would not be possible without lithium as it is used in a myriad of applications ranging from lithium-ion batteries to medicine. READ MORE