Goldschmidt Conferences

Goldschmidt 2022: Plenaries and Theme 15 Talks Now Available for Viewing

The GS and EAG thank all participants for attending Goldschmidt2022, the first hybrid Goldschmidt conference. Registered delegates have access to the recorded sessions and uploaded presentations until 19 August.

Recordings of this year's distinguished Plenary lectures and of Theme 15: "Geology through a cultural lens - Diverse perspectives on the natural world", are also available to all on the conference YouTube Channel, and photographs from the conference can be viewed here.

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Getting Ready for Goldschmidt2023

The EAG and GS look forward to welcoming delegates to the beautiful city of Lyon, France, and remotely, for Goldschmidt2023 next July. Watch this short video to discover more about the conference and the city of Lyon.

The Call for Sessions and Workshop Proposals will open in early September and close on 14 October 2022. View the list of themes and descriptions here.

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Society News

Important Information from Elements


As you are likely aware there has been a delay in production of the 2022 issues of Elements Magazine. This has been the result of continued pandemic delays and a workflow/staffing problem at Elements over the past few months. We have worked to overcome the resultant setbacks and are back on track and moving forward with production. We expect to have the first issue of 2022 (v18n1, Halogens) out by the end of August and will follow relatively quickly with v18n2 (Organic Biomarkers). We are also working to update the Elements website.

We thank you for your patience and support as we strive to maintain the high quality that you have come to expect from Elements.  

The Elements Team

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EAG Student Sponsorship Program: apply by 1 September

The EAG Student Sponsorship Program supports onsite participation at events held in Europe, or online participation at events held anywhere in the world. Successful applicants will receive sponsorship of up to 500 euros to cover registration, abstract fees, and travel expenses where applicable. Applicants may be based in any country. 

Next application deadline: 1 September.

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EAG Blogosphere

The 7th European Conference on Crystal Growth: An EAG Sponsored Student Reports Back

[by Adrienn Maria Szucs] Attending the 7th European Conference on Crystal Growth (ECCG7), Paris, France was very special for me as this was the first conference where I was able to attend and present my work in person. It was exciting to...

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RockArchive: The evolution of Earth’s atmosphere

[By RockArchive] In the previous post, we established that the different rock types, namely sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, reveal information about the processes involved in shaping our planet’s exterior environments...

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Important Dates and Deadlines

EAG and Goldschmidt deadlines

1 September: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline

1 October: EAG Early Career Science Ambassador application deadline

14 October: Goldschmidt2023: Session and Workshop submission deadline

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Other geochemistry related events

25 August: MedGU-22: Annual Meeting of the Mediterranean Geoscience Union registration deadline

31 August: 4th Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration registration deadline

2 September: IAVCEI 2023 Scientific Assembly abstract deadline

7 September: GSA Connects 2022 early registration deadline

9 September: SGI-SIMP joint meeting: Geosciences for a sustainable future online registration

15 October: Silica School: “Silica: from stardust to the living world” (SPOC) registration 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: Gneiss Chats - Free geoscience podcast series

Ongoing: MicroSeminars - Microbiology seminar series

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New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Equilibrium olivine-melt Mg isotopic fractionation explains high δ26Mg values in arc lavas  

We determined equilibrium Mg isotope fractionation between olivine and melt (Δ26/24MgOl/melt) in five, naturally quenched, olivine-glass pairs that were selected to show clear textural and chemical evidence of equilibration. We employed a...

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Redox dynamics of subduction revealed by arsenic in serpentinite   

Redox dynamics of subduction processes remain poorly constrained owing to the lack of direct geochemical tracers. We studied, using X-ray absorption spectroscopy, the chemical and redox state of arsenic in the Tso Morari serpentinites that are witnesses of...

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Diversity of chondritic organic matter probed by ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry 

Primitive carbonaceous chondrites exhibit an unparalleled diversity in terms of their organic content, in addition to a variable degree of hydrothermal alteration. Whether this diversity results from the circulation of fluids or from a multiplicity of precursors remains an open...

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Dominance of benthic flux of REEs on continental shelves: implications for oceanic budgets    

Rare earth elements (REEs) are powerful tools to track oceanic biogeochemical processes. However, our understanding of REE sources is incomplete, leading to controversial interpretations regarding their oceanic cycling. Continental margin sediments are often...

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Geochemistry Making the News

Bacteria Can Remove Plastic Pollution From Lakes – “Stimulating the Whole Food Web”

[SciTechDaily] Scientists discovered that some naturally-occurring lake bacteria grow faster and more efficiently on the remains of plastic bags than on natural matter like leaves and twigs. Their study included 29 European lakes. The carbon...

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Coral levels in some parts of the Great Barrier Reef are at the highest in 36 years

[NPR] The amount of coral in some areas of the Great Barrier Reef is at its highest in 36 years, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Marine Science. From August 2021 to May 2022, the central and northern regions of the...

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Deep-sea mining talks end with no agreement on environmental rules

[The Guardian] The negotiations on opening the world’s first deep-sea mines ended in Kingston, Jamaica, last week with no agreement, meaning that less than a year remains before a legal clause kicks in that could see seabed mining...

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Tonga Eruption Blasted Unprecedented Amount of Water Into Stratosphere

[Jet Propulsion Laboratory] The huge amount of water vapor hurled into the atmosphere, as detected by NASA’s Microwave Limb Sounder, could end up temporarily warming Earth’s surface. When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano...

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Evidence that giant meteorite impacts created the continents

[ScienceDaily] New Curtin research has provided the strongest evidence yet that Earth's continents were formed by giant meteorite impacts that were particularly prevalent during the first billion years or so of our planet's four-and-a-half-billion year...

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Rainwater everywhere on Earth unsafe to drink due to ‘forever chemicals’, study finds

[euronews] Rainwater almost everywhere on Earth has unsafe levels of ‘forever chemicals’, according to new research. Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of human-made chemicals that don’t occur in nature. They...

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Argonne researchers develop new way to calculate environmental impact of ammonia production [Press Release]

[Argonne National Laboratory] Ever wondered about the carbon impact of growing your dinner? Scientists have just come up with a new way to calculate part of it. A major ingredient in the production of fertilizers for the world’s food production...

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PhD Position
The role of the atmosphere in shaping and sustaining microbial communities on glaciers
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
03 October 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Supercritical CO2 REactivity in polymineralic-fluid systems (SCORE)
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
31 August 2022
Type: PhD Position
PhD - Surface diffusion processes on magnetic nanoparticles via neutron scattering
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
31 August 2022
Type: PhD Position
Global weathering rates and sediment fluxes during early Cenozoic hothouse climates
University College Dublin, Ireland
12 August 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
Heavy Stable Isotope Geochemistry (Subduction Cycles and Link to Atmosphere-Ocean Evolution)
Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute, Spain
15 October 2022
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in biogeochemistry - Sorbonne Université, Paris and Université Savoie Mont Blanc, Chambéry, France
Sorbonne Université, France
04 September 2022
Type: PhD Position
3 PhD positions available in geoscience disciplines: Collaborative project between the Universities of Tübingen (GER), Vienna (AUT) and Kassel (GER)
University of Kassel / University of Tuebingen / University of Vienna, Germany
31 August 2022
Type: PhD Position
PhD Scholarship in Geochemical Modelling of CO2 storage
University of Évora, Portugal
31 August 2022
Type: PhD Position
Funded PhD Position Geochemistry + Carbon Capture
University of Waikato, New Zealand
Position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD in mantle petrology (Quantifying the thickness of the cratonic lithosphere over time)
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
01 August 2022 or position open until filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD in mantle petrology (Quantifying the melting conditions of Archaean peridotites)
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
01 August 2022 or 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
30 August 2022

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Geochronology
British Geological Survey , United Kingdom
18 September 2022
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Structure and reactivity of nanominerals from acid mine drainage
Marie Slowdowska Curie Incoming Fellowship - ISTerre & Institut Neel (CNRS, Univ. Grenoble Alpes), France
Position open until filled
Type: PostDoctoral Position
Research Fellow in experimental petrology (PDRA2)
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
01 August 2022 or position open until filled

EAG Partners

IAVCEI 2023 - Abstract submission deadline: 2 September

IAVCEI 2023, the Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, will take place in Rotorua, New Zealand from 30 January – 3 February 2023.

The Call for Abstracts closes on 2 September 2022. See the website for full information and to submit.

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