Latest News: Field Trips, Mentor Program and Registration

Fantastic field trips!

Attending Goldschmidt2022 in person? Discover some of Hawaii's amazing geology on one of the conference field trips, now open for booking!

Mentor Program: Apply by 31 May

Designed for novice attendees, students, and early career scientists, mentees will be matched one-and-one with an experienced scientist to help them navigate the conference either in person or remotely. If you would like to participate in the mentor program as a mentor or mentee, apply by 31 May.

Register by 31 May for the best rates

Take advantage of discounted rates by registering for Goldschmidt2022 by 31 May. Further reductions are available for members of the EAG, Geochemical Society and other partner societies. Check your EAG membership, join or renew.

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Society News

Welcoming New EAG Committee Members

The EAG relies greatly on the commitments and efforts of exceptional volunteers who serve across its many committees. We warmly welcome the new committee members and look forward to their contributions in all of our activities.

New EAG Committee Members in 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Mary Immaculate Neh Fru (Geological and Mining Research, Garoua, Cameroon), Jonatan Romero Matos (Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra, University of Huelva, Spain) student representative, Yunju Sun (University of Bristol, UK) student representative, and Peter McArdle (University of Manchester, UK) assistant to the committee.

Council Nominations Committee

Sophie Opfergelt (University of Louvain, Belgium), Mihály Pósfai (University of Pannonia, Hungary), and Zsófia Ruszkiczay-Rüdiger (Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungary).

Training and Outreach Committee 

Lena Alakangas (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden) and Silvia Volante (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany).

Communications Committee 

Ichiko Sugiyama (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel).

Goldschmidt2023 Organizing and Science Committees 

Co-Conveners, Organizing & Science Committee co-Chairs: Catherine Jeandel (CNRS Toulouse, France) and Carmen Sanchez-Valle (University of Münster, Germany) 
Co-convener & EAG President in 2023: Catherine Chauvel (IPGP, France) 
Local Organizing Committee Chair: Janne Blichert-Toft (ENS Lyon, France)  
Early Career Program Leaders: Olivier Namur (University of Leuven, Belgium) and Sétareh Rad (BRGM, France)
Science Committee Members: Martin Bizzarro (Centre for Star and Planet Formation, Denmark), Fidel Costa (IPGP, France), Christian France-Lanord (CRPG Nancy, France), Athanasios Nenes (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland), Kazuyo Tachikawa (CEREGE Aix-en-Provence, France), Christina Wang (Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, China), Martin Whitehouse (Nordsim, Sweden) and Lenny Winkel (EAWAG, Switzerland).

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EAG Committees

EAGE-EAG Webinar: 'Mineral carbonation: Is it an option for the worldwide storage of CO2?'

We look forward to welcoming you to the first webinar organized by the EAGE-EAG Community Group on Friday 22 April at 10:00 CET. This first event will feature a lecture by Eric H. Oelkers, 'Mineral carbonation: Is it an option for the worldwide storage of CO2?', followed by Q&A. Find out more about the webinar and sign up by 21 April to attend. 

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Join EAG or Renew to benefit from reduced rates at conferences

If you plan to attend Goldschmidt2022, or conferences organized by EAG Partners, being an EAG member allows you to benefit from reduced registration rates.

There are also many other benefits to EAG membership, such as publications, funding opportunities, networking and more.

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Upcoming deadlines to apply for EAG Early Careers funding: 1 May and 1 June

The EAG Student Sponsorship Program provides students with up to 500€ to support in-person or online participation at conferences, workshops or summer schools (except Goldschmidt). For in person attendance, events must be held in Europe. Next deadline: 1 May.

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The Early Career Science Ambassador Program provides up to 1500€ (50% of total expenses) for early career scientists (final stages of PhD or up to 6 years post-PhD) based in Europe to attend conferences held outside Europe (except Goldschmidt). For online attendance, the award covers abstract and registration fees and the program is open to applicants based in any country for a conference held in any country. Next deadline: 1 June.

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EAG Co-Sponsored Event: GES12 - Extended abstract and student support deadline: 15 April 

It is still possible to submit an abstract for the 12th Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface symposium (GES12), which will take place at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 24-29 July, 2022. Both the abstract deadline and the deadline to apply for a Student support scholarship have been extended until 15 April.

More information on the themes and on the symposium in general can be found here.

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EAG Co-Sponsored Event: Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds - Upcoming deadlines

It is now only a few days until the close, on 22 April, of early bird registration and abstract submission for the inaugural Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds Meeting taking place in Edinburgh on the week beginning 7 November 2022. 

Event bursaries are available to relieve financial burdens for those accessing the event virtually, in-person presenters, and those not yet in secure positions who wish to attend the retreat to Gartmore House in Stirlingshire. Apply by 25 April!

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EAG Blogosphere

RockArchive: What is – the Atmosphere?

[by Kärt Paiste and Ichiko Sugiyama] Q1: What is the atmosphere? A: The atmosphere is a layer of gas covering a planet and other material bodies. Gravity prevents gases that make up the atmosphere from escaping to space (aka. the cosmos). Note: Gravity is a natural force of attraction between all things with mass or energy.

Q2: What is the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere today (also known as air)?

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Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt2022 deadlines

21 April: EAGE-EAG Webinar: 'Mineral carbonation: Is it an option for the worldwide storage of CO2?' sign up deadline

1 May: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

31 May: Goldschmidt2022 Early registration deadline

31 May: Goldschmidt2022 Pre-Conference Workshop booking deadline

31 May: Goldschmidt2022 Mentor Program application deadline

1 June: EAG Early Career Science Ambassador Program application deadline

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Other geochemistry related events

15 April: 12th International Symposium Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface (GES12) - abstract deadline - Co-sponsored by the EAG (EAG Members can register at member rates)

15 April: SSAGI – XII South American Symposium on Isotope Geology abstract deadline

15 April: MEDSAL’s Summer School application deadline

19 April: Clay Minerals Group Jubilee Meeting 2022 abstract and registration deadline

20 April: XXVII Reunión Científica de la Sociedad Española de Arcillas (SEM/SEA 2022) abstract deadline

20 April: SGI-SIMP joint meeting: Geosciences for a sustainable future abstract deadline

22 & 27 April: IMA 2022: 23rd International Mineralogical Association General Meeting abstract & early registration deadlines

22 & 25 April: Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds abstract submission & bursary application deadlines - Co-sponsored by the EAG

28 April: XVIII International Symposium on Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry early registration deadline 

1 May: BIOGEOMON 2022: 10th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behavior abstract and early registration deadline

9 May: MetSoc2022 abstract deadline

31 May: 4th Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration abstract deadline

31 May: 29th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium (IAGS2022) abstract deadline

Ongoing Weekly: Pal(a)eo PERCS

Ongoing Weekly: Seds Online

Ongoing Weekly: Ore Deposits Hub - Open Geoscience Talks

Ongoing Fortnightly: Astrochemistry Discussions

Ongoing: Climate Now - Live conversations with climate experts

Ongoing: MicroSeminars - Microbiology Seminar Series

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New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Enrichment mechanism of trace elements in pyrite under methane seepage  

Authigenic pyrite is an important recorder for methane seepage. During methane seepage, the sulfur and iron isotopic composition of pyrite will change, allowing it to be used as an indicator to identify methane seepage. However, the dissimilar behaviour of...

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Enhanced organic carbon burial intensified the end-Ordovician glaciation      

The end-Ordovician (Hirnantian) glaciation, causally linked with the first of five Phanerozoic mass extinction events, is the first major Phanerozoic-glaciation with short duration and paradoxically happened under a relative greenhouse-condition...

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Early precipitated micropyrite in microbialites: A time capsule of microbial sulfur cycling  

Microbialites are organosedimentary rocks that have occurred throughout the Earth’s history. The relationships between diverse microbial metabolic activities and isotopic signatures in biominerals forming within these microbialites are key to understanding modern...

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Isotope evidence for the coupled iron and carbon cycles 1.4 billion years ago     

Noble gases are chemically inert and, as such, act as unique tracers of physical processes over geological timescales. The isotopic composition of atmospheric xenon, the heaviest stable noble gas, evolved following mass-dependent fractionation throughout the Hadean and Archaean aeons...

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Geochemistry Making the News

Terrawatch: Rare gas points to deep nebula origins for Earth

[The Guardian] A rare isotope of helium, bubbling up along mid-ocean ridges, is proving to be a vital clue to our planet’s origins. Just 2kg of helium-3 – enough to fill a balloon the size of your desk – leaks out of the Earth each year. Very...

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Hidden weaknesses within volcanoes may cause volcano collapse

[Geology Page] Lava domes form at the top of many volcanoes when viscous lava erupts. When they become unstable, they can collapse and cause a hazard. An international team of researchers has analysed summit dome instabilities...

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The world’s ‘plastic flood’ has reached the Arctic

[The Independent] “All spheres” of the Arctic, from seafloors to rivers to remote areas of ice and snow, are now littered with “high concentrations” of waste plastics, scientists have said – and the situation is worsening. Large quantities of...

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Impact Structure Hidden Under Arctic Ice Dates to the Paleocene

[EOS] In northwestern Greenland, there’s a secret hidden deep beneath glacial ice: a circular depression hundreds of meters deep and tens of kilometers wide. It’s believed to have been formed by an asteroid impact, and researchers...

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Apollo 17 lunar sample opened for the 1st time

[CNN] Nearly 50 years after it was collected, a lunar sample from the Apollo 17 mission has finally been opened at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. It's one of the last unopened samples from the final Apollo mission to land...

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Why we still don’t yet know how bad climate migration will get

[Vox] As sea levels rise, temperatures become unbearable, and disasters grow more severe, tens of millions of people may not be able to stay where they are. Beyond the human toll it will exact, this climate-driven migration is poised to...

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PhD Position
Surface diffusion processes on magnetic nanoparticles via neutron scattering
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
09 May 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
ERC funded PhD position in experimental petrology
Bavarian Geoinstitute - University of Bayreuth, Germany
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in nanogeomicrobiology
University of Tuebingen, Germany
29 April 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Ph.D. positions in prevention of ARD in collaboration with Boliden
Luleå Univeristy of Technology, Sweden
17 April 2022
Type: PhD Position
Fully-funded PhD Opportunities in Geoscience
James Cook University, Australia
31 July 2022
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in Tracer Hydrogeology
University of Basel, Switzerland
03 March 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Ph.D. positions in Trace Element Molecular Geochemistry
Central Michigan University, United States
30 April 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position to investigate the product(s) of microbial uranium reduction
The Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (EML), at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position to investigate nanoscale transformation of uranium by magnetite
The Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (EML) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position to investigate microbial nitrogen cycling in an aquifer in Vietnam
The Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (EML), at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland
Position open until filled

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral researcher in glacial biogeochemical modelling
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Position open until filled
Type: Research Associate
Research scientist
Czech Geological Survey, Czech Republic
15 June 2022
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral position in microbial induced carbonate precipitation
University of Granada, Spain
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral position in Environmental Geochemistry
Université Libre de Bruxelles - DGES - Laboratoire G-Time, Belgium
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral position in Isotope Geochemistry and Environment
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
30 March 2022 or position open until filled
Type: Research Associate
Research Associate in Isotope Geochemistry
Leibniz University Hannover, Institute of Mineralogy, Germany
14 April 2022 or position open until filled
Type: Research Associate
Research Associate (PostDoc) in Bioinformatics (f_m_x)
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Germany
01 April 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral researcher in high-temperature geochemistry
Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
01 April 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoc with Calgary Climate Solutions Group
University of Calgary, Canada
18 February 2022 or position open until filled

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